Going Rogue

Eleven times over the course of a couple of years, the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations calls conventions to consider ratification of the Constitution. And eleven times, the State refuses to agree to the Constitution and continue to operate under their state Charter/Constitution of 1633. this allows Rhode Island to continue to manipulate its currency and to protest slavery.

The problem is that she cannot go it alone. And it becomes obvious that the worst fears of the Anti-Federalists are not immediately coming to pass, pressure mounts on the Governor, a staunch Country Party leader named John Collins, to state the obvious – that the Constitution represents the best interests of the people of the State of Rhode Island. his supporters who elected him to the Governorship still don’t agree.

The twelfth convention is called in Newport, as Congress passes a bill to economically isolate Rhode Island. this time, John Collins will sacrifice his political career for the betterment of the nation, not the Country Party.


The Rediscovered Country

In the midst of all the hullaballoo over Mueller, Easter Worshipper Bombings, Game of Thrones, Earth Day, politicians financial records, Justin Bieber, Student Debt plans, Rudy Guliani, one of the worst things you can imagine happened.

Yes, somebody who almost 99% of Americans have no idea was; who died in 1986 after a career that reached its pinnacle in the 1940s; turned out to have uttered some racially biased words in her past.

Yep… a popular 1940s singer, who performed decades ago, and died in 1986 turned out to have recorded some songs with racial overtones in the words. She didn’t write the words. Nor did she say expressly that she advocated for the words. She was recorded singing them. And THIS CANNOT BE TOLERATED!!!!!!

That’s right…. statues must now be removed. Programs must be changed. Attitudes must be adjusted. And under no circumstances must the recording of her most famous song EVER BE HEARD AGAIN!!! Let the name of Kate Smith be stricken from every book and tablet, stricken from all pylons and obelisks, stricken from every monument of America. Let the name of Kate Smith be unheard and unspoken, erased from the memory of men for all time.

So let it be written, so let it be done!

April 19, 1775 Lexington and Concord

Still one of my favorite moments in human history. Issac and Ebeneezer were there. My blood was there…

Today in History

The column of British soldiers moved out from Boston in the late night hours of April 18, with the mission of confiscating the American arsenal at Concord and  capturing the Patriot leaders Sam Adams and John Hancock, known to be hiding in Lexington.

Patriots had been preparing for such an event.  Sexton Robert John Newman and Captain John Pulling carried two lanterns to the steeple of the Old North church, signaling the Regulars were crossing the Charles River to Cambridge.

Dr. Joseph Warren ordered Paul Revere and Samuel Dawes to ride out and warn surrounding villages and towns, the two soon joined by a third rider, Samuel Prescott. Prescott alone would make it as far as Concord, though hundreds of riders would fan out across the countryside before the night was through.

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The column arrived in Lexington with the first moments of sunrise on April 19, bayonets gleaming in the…

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