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Experts back Sarah Palinís historical account: You betcha she was right!
The Boston Herald ^ | June 6, 2011 | Chris Cassidy

Posted on 06/05/2011 10:08:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And local historians are backing her up.

Palin prompted howls of partisan derision when she said on Boston’s Freedom Trail that Revere “warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free.”

Palin insisted yesterday on Fox News Sunday she was right: “Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there. That, hey, you’re not going to succeed. You’re not going to take American arms.”

In fact, Revere’s own account of the ride in a 1798 letter seems to back up Palin’s claim. Revere describes how after his capture by British officers, he warned them “there would be five hundred Americans there in a short time for I had alarmed the Country all the way up.”

Boston University history professor Brendan McConville said, “Basically when Paul Revere was stopped by the British, he did say to them, ‘Look, there is a mobilization going on that you’ll be confronting,’ and the British are aware as they’re marching down the countryside, they hear church bells ringing — she was right about that — and warning shots being fired. That’s accurate.”

Patrick Leehey of the Paul Revere House said Revere was probably bluffing his British captors, but reluctantly conceded that it could be construed as Revere warning the British.

“I suppose you could say that,” Leehey said. “But I don’t know if that’s really what Mrs. Palin was referring to.”

McConville said he also is not convinced that Palin’s remarks reflect scholarship.

“I would call her lucky in her comments,” McConville said.

Meanwhile, the state’s Democratic Party held a thin blue line on the issue, insisting on mocking Palin despite a brief historical review of the matter. State party chairman John Walsh wise-cracked that the region welcomes all tourists, even those with “an alternative view of history.”

“If you believe he was riding through the countryside sending text messages and Tweets to the British, still come to Boston,” he said. “There are a lot of things to do and see.”

But Cornell law professor William Jacobson, who asserted last week that Palin was correct, linking to Revere quotes on his conservative blog Legalinsurrection.com, said Palin’s critics are the ones in need of a history lesson. “It seems to be a historical fact that this happened,” he said. “A lot of the criticism is unfair and made by people who are themselves ignorant of history.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruptmsm; deceptivemsm; disingenuousmsm; fabricatingmsm; lyingmsm; nevertrustthemsm; onenation; palin; palinrevere; paulrevere; primaries2012; sarahpalin; shamelessmsm
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1 posted on 06/05/2011 10:08:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Ahhh, I see, if she gets it right, she’s lucky.


2 posted on 06/05/2011 10:11:28 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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Palin’s critics are the same morons who corrected her comment about the Boston Tea Party by using their expertise to let her know that it took place in 1776. ROTFL!!!


3 posted on 06/05/2011 10:15:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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Sarah must be the “luckiest” person in America. Her string of “luck” extends itself each day, it seems.


4 posted on 06/05/2011 10:17:14 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Trains. Who'll remember the ones who only rode in them to die? Al Stewart)
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To: skr

Yes, if she gets it right she is just lucky but if Obama gets it wrong he is just tired or misspoke, and it is so human and understandable and makes him that much more real etc. etc. etc. Amazing.


5 posted on 06/05/2011 10:17:49 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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“I would call her lucky in her comments,” McConville said.

And her detractors are luckless yet again.

6 posted on 06/05/2011 10:25:44 PM PDT by marron
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I would call her lucky in her comments,” McConville said.<<<

Son.if you study history long enough...........You make your own “luck”..I'm guessing your young or senile to reflect your view....U tell me which...

7 posted on 06/05/2011 10:28:45 PM PDT by M-cubed
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Since most of the last 3 generations has never learned our history, it makes sense they don’t know it. They are well versed on homosexuality, global warming and how to be a socialist.


8 posted on 06/05/2011 10:30:35 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone. I miss my sweet wife Bonnie.)
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Not only that, he warned the British in all 57 states!


9 posted on 06/05/2011 10:32:55 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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I love it. Getting these left wing Bostonians to admit that she’s right is like pulling teeth.

You just know they hate it.


10 posted on 06/05/2011 10:34:35 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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Ahhh, I see, if she gets it right, she’s lucky.

The lamestream media is horribly unaware of actual American history. When Sarah Palin teaches them about the real events, they're so taken aback by the unvarnished truth, they call her "lucky" as a means of cover for their ignorance.

In 2012, when (not if, but WHEN) she wins, the lamestreamers will doubtlessly attribute her victory to "luck".


11 posted on 06/05/2011 10:34:58 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: 23 Everest

And Palin is well versed in our 2nd Amendment rights, and the stance against big government - hence her phrasing her comments the way she did - bringing that history into the modern day fight.


12 posted on 06/05/2011 10:35:47 PM PDT by 21twelve
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Letter written by Paul Revere himself:

“I observed a Wood at a Small distance, & made for that. When I got there, out Started Six officers, on Horse back,and orderd me to dismount;-one of them, who appeared to have the command, examined me, where I came from,& what my Name Was? I told him. it was Revere, he asked if it was Paul? I told him yes He asked me if I was an express? I answered in the afirmative. He demanded what time I left Boston? I told him; and aded, that their troops had catched aground in passing the River, and that There would be five hundred Americans there in a short time, for I had alarmed the Country all the way up. He imediately rode towards those who stoppd us, when all five of them came down upon a full gallop; one of them, whom I afterwards found to be Major Mitchel, of the 5th Regiment, Clapped his pistol to my head, called me by name, & told me he was going to ask me some questions, & if I did not give him true answers, he would blow my brains out. He then asked me similar questions to those above. He then orderd me to mount my Horse, after searching me for arms.”

I can’t remember the poster but he wrote this on another thread earlier today...

“The British troops (Democrats) are marching toward Lexington (2012 election) They hear warning shots (Obamacare town hall meetings) and then volley fire (2010 midterm elections), alarm bells ringing (Tea party rallies ). And then they are warned by Paul Revere (Sarah Palin) that the population (us) has been aroused and is prepared to oppose and defeat you.”


13 posted on 06/05/2011 10:43:33 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

God has his ways of telling people to put a sock in it!

...never ceases to amaze me the defense He brings to Sarah. Funny thing about “truth” when it’s spoken...it has someone leading ...and covering the rear for those who speak it.

Kinda of reminds me of the nation Israel as they left Egypt...God’s cloud before them and behind....and it was a fire nobody should desire to mess with as the nations soon discovered.

If it’s His desire she run...no man can stop this...they will only get in the way and be mowed down in the process. And since He does install leadership....well... time will surely tell if He’s going to give this nation another chance to do it right.


14 posted on 06/05/2011 10:46:39 PM PDT by caww
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To: 21twelve

Thank you for pointing that out.

What the lefty savants seem to have overlooked was that a central point of her comments called attention to the fact that the Brits were marching to Concord to disarm the Colonists. Hence her “we’re gonna be free, and we’re gonna be armed.”

They got their panties all in a twist because they thought that they had a “gotcha” moment, and utterly missed the point she was making. The thing is, the rest of us didn’t miss her point: we heard her loud and clear, and all the left has managed to do is bring her warnings about the RKBA to wider prominence.

Score another one for Palin.


15 posted on 06/05/2011 10:55:53 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.)
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16 posted on 06/05/2011 11:07:38 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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John Walsh - MA Democrat Party

17 posted on 06/05/2011 11:15:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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18 posted on 06/05/2011 11:17:32 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: skr

I’ll take her luck over Obama’s animus of all 57 states any day.


19 posted on 06/05/2011 11:17:54 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Until Reagan rises from the dead: Thank God McCain didnt win. Obama's better than some RINO.)
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20 posted on 06/05/2011 11:21:37 PM PDT by 4rcane
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