Okay, to my friend who feels I pick on Mama Grizzly with ill-founded information spun by the media (side note: like shooting fish in a barrel) let me just say I tried. Really. I tried. I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt and look through a new lens at what this
I confess. I always vote but am not affiliated with any political party. From what I can see, neither is stupidity (insert appropriate Weiner joke here.) And I also must admit I am not as knowledgeable historically as I would like to be. But after this clip, I am feeling like a Rhodes Scholar:
Oh...uhm...what? Paul Revere was one of the Sons of Liberty. Don't Mama Grizzlies protect their sons? After visiting the North Church moments before being accosted by media, which who are we kidding, she has begged to trip the light fantastic with her across the country, I would hope if nothing else she could remember "one if by land and two if by sea." But I will give her props...re-writing history is definitely one of her most mavericky moves yet.
True to form, Ms. Palin later tried to
So in honor of my friend, I offer this lesson. Ms. Palin, when you read this (and you will read this) I have never been led astray by School House Rock. Notice there are no bells ringing (besides the ones in your head) and no shots fired by Paul Revere during the midnight ride. I imagine because this would have found him captured and tried as a traitor before any lanterns could have been lit or warning given.And despite Ms. Palin's assertions, I am quite sure the intention was not to warn the British that...well...the British were coming. I'm just sayin'...
God bless America ~ let freedom ring!
And when your done, you may want to google School House Rock...look for the...aw, forget it...here's the video:
Grab Herman Cain (who thought the "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" was from the Constitution rather than the Declaration of Independence) and have an old-fashioned popcorn and movie night. Heck, grab everyone you can fit on that bus of yours: Republicans, Democrats, Tea-Partiers, Independents...on behalf of all Americans I implore you. Just watch...
While you're at it, here's the one for the Preamble. It couldn't hurt, right? As the video asks, "Hey...do you know about the USA? Do you know about the government? Do you know about the Constitution? Hey...learn about the USA."