Category Archives: Revolution

The Revere Revision



Information on the run-up to the Syrian strikes is beginning to come out. It turns out that SecDef Mattis wanted to get Congressional approval before the strikes were launched. This does not surprise me, because Military people tend to believe that Congress is in charge of things.  President Trump, advised by Vietnam dodger Bolton, did not want or did not believe that they needed to wait for Congressional approval. Guess which side won out? Read the rest of this entry

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Sometimes Speech Is Ugly


 


 

In 1775, Patrick Henry gave one of the greatest – if not the greatest – speech in American history. The problem was that it was also seditious, traitorous and downright objectionable – if you happen to be a Loyalist. It reminds us of the precious care with which we hold the freedom to speak our minds.  

In England – the Mother Country – a man is convicted for teaching his girlfriends dog to give a Nazi salute. In the United States, people with a specific view are told that they are not welcome at an event.

Related events?

Is Social Media trying to cull conservative voices?

Why does it matter?

In all of the world and in all of history, it is the 1st Amendment that guarantees that the Government cannot interfere with the freedom of speech.


In a look at the lighter side of things, an Astronomer discovers a “new” planet. And an Olympia man discovers that “dope is better in Tacoma.” Except that there are also paratroopers coming to get you…

The Fifth of March



Back in 2014, I was honored to have Robert Allison, Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Suffolk University in Boston on the show to talk about the events of March 5, 1773. 

journal_of_the_american_revolution_logo_2016I met (via the interwebs) Professor Allison via a mutual acquaintance, Todd Andrlik  of ALL THINGS LIBERTY (I’m serious… bookmark that site and read it every day!), one of my favorite and one of – if not *THE* best – American history websites out there. Plus Todd’s book, Reporting the Revolutionary War is something that everybody should have and read.

At any rate, Professor Allison was on to talk about the true story of the Boston Massacre, which in many ways is far more interesting than the romanticized version that Paul Revere gave us.

The audio quality of the interview isn’t what I would normally have liked. We had a rather spotty connection and there is a bit of noise to it, but the information is there and it is super great. It is also a bit hot, so you might want to turn your headphones down at first.

So from March 5, 2014, here is Professor Robert Allison and I talking about the Boston Massacre…

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