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Today in American Revolutionary War History (April 7,2014)
On-this-day ^ | 4-7-14

Posted on 04/07/2014 3:04:11 PM PDT by kingattax

1776 - Captain John Barry, commander of the American warship Lexington, took command of the British warship HMS Edward off the coast of Virginia.

Revolutionary War Quotes

"It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains." -- Patrick Henry


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God bless America
1 posted on 04/07/2014 3:04:11 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Sure it wasn’t Captain John Kerry? He was in Cambodia, you know.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 3:10:54 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

If libtards were around that time, they would have protested Patrick Henry.


3 posted on 04/07/2014 3:12:51 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: kingattax
One more time I'd like to take the opportunity to encourage people to watch AMC's "Turn". The first show was really quite good and I usually don't like first episodes.

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4 posted on 04/07/2014 3:22:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I wonder if they really tried to replicate how Americans would have talked at that time. Basically the accent sounds Irish to me, which is not surprising given the number of Scots-Irish(Protestant Irish)that had come to America at that point , and the fact many leaders of the revolution were of that background(Patrick Henry being one). Also indicated by the reference by the leading character that certain revolutionary folks from the other town were “Presbyterians.”


5 posted on 04/07/2014 3:59:57 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: kaehurowing

British arrogance and abuses drove a lot of people to the side of the patriots. Britain was the most powerful nation on the face of the planet at that time and they couldn’t see the possibility of losing so they were comfortable in their abuses.

The main character of the show Abraham Woodhull was uncommitted till he was forced to pledge allegiance to the king.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 4:16:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

They didn’t, as you said this morning, “screw reality.”


7 posted on 04/07/2014 4:20:45 PM PDT by Jacquerie ( Article V.)
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To: Jacquerie

Its not my fault that you don’t want to hear any facts.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 4:24:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

The world waits to hear your facts.


9 posted on 04/07/2014 4:30:26 PM PDT by Jacquerie ( Article V.)
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To: max americana
If libtards were around that time, they would have protested Patrick Henry.

They were...they were called Tories.

10 posted on 04/07/2014 4:43:07 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Jacquerie

I already told you the facts.

There is no way in hell that Americans will give up their vote for senators. Instead of acknowledging that fact you stamp your feet and and choose to pursue that dead end rather than looking for an alternative that actually has a chance of success.

We just saw 45 state legislatures vote to approve common core and you want to blindly trust them to pick senators for us? I simply say that we should do away with the popular vote for senators and elect them according to how many congressional districts they win. We can still give the state legislatures the power to remove senators.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kaehurowing
I wonder if they really tried to replicate how Americans would have talked at that time.

The British at this time sounded like Americans. The so called British accent evolved in the 1830's and 40's. New Englanders spoke with an accent that was prevalent in Eastern England (Anglia) while Southerners, especially Virginians spoke with an accent from the Southwest of England. The Irish in America at that time were Ulstermen who spoke with a lowland Scots accent and in some cases spoke Scots instead of English.

The residents of Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay speak the most pure version of an Elizabethan accent.

12 posted on 04/07/2014 5:09:15 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: cripplecreek
You stamp your feet . . . I assure you that your childish and repetitive insults have no effect.

. . . choose to pursue that dead end rather than looking for an alternative. Let me guess. Do you recommend we vote every other year? That will restore our liberty? Funny.

There is no way in hell that Americans will give up their vote for senators.

If you are so sure, then no harm can be done trying to repeal the 17th, right?

Fact: Over half of the states opposed Obamacare in court. States are desperately trying to clean up voter rolls and demand photo ID. It is no secret that Rome-on-the-Potomac is smothering our freedoms. Depending on the poll, Obama comes in around 40%. On campaign stops, Rats run away from his presence. Obama and his rats are weak, and it is the perfect time to take on the statists.

We just saw 45 state legislatures vote to approve common core. Common core is just another dependable, time proven method of the rats to ensnare the states. It is another reason to return the states to the senate.

We can still give the state legislatures the power to remove senators. Oooh, but wouldn't that overturn your precious democratic vote of the people?

Do yourself a favor and read a few works of our Framing generation. Start with Federalist 62.

13 posted on 04/07/2014 5:19:54 PM PDT by Jacquerie ( Article V.)
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To: Jacquerie
Common core is just another dependable, time proven method of the rats to ensnare the states. It is another reason to return the states to the senate.

And you want those same legislatures who imposed it on us to pick our senators.
14 posted on 04/07/2014 5:32:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: centurion316

I thought all British people spoke with a Roman accent.

:)


15 posted on 04/07/2014 6:00:12 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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