23 December 1776

24 December 2013

“The Crisis Today,” by Thomas Paine, was read to General George Washington’s troops, shortly before the battle of Trenton.

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, […]

A Lesson From Christmas of 1776

Posted by hogan RedState.com Monday, December 21st 2009

…this is not the first Christmas Americans have faced daunting odds. The Christmas of 1776 should serve as inspiration for us:

In the winter of 1776, General George Washington and his ragged army had experienced only defeat and despair. The War for Independence was going badly, with […]