Riehl: Palin Gives Media a History Lesson…

…Revere Warned British and They Retreated

Dan Riehl
Riehl World View

The media and the Left are celebrating as they believe they’e shown-up Sarah Palin. Oops! Turns out she’s correct. They appear to be taking their history from Longfellow’s “Paul Revere’s Ride“, which wasn’t written until 1860, almost 100 years after the event.

PALIN: (Revere) warned, uh, the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms uh 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 and we were going to be armed.

The video of Palin is below. William Jacobson calls them out for their gaffe with this short bit from Paul Revere himself:

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.

Here’s a more elaborate telling by a historian, which spells it out rather clearly.

Revere and Dawes then headed for Concord and came across Doctor Prescott who then joined them. They decided to alarm every house along the way…

The history lesson continues at Riehl World View.

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