Revolutionary War Forebears: the Old Rules Didn’t Apply

Written by Steve Bowers on July 4, 2013

But getting back to the real point of this cartoon, America’s greatness is the leveling of opportunity for all Americans, as opposed to the silly idea of guaranteeing good outcomes for all Americans espoused by feel-good-about-myself-liberals today. Really dumb. When those militiamen witnessed the black guy zap a British colonel I think it began to dawn on those present (especially the black militiaman) that “Hey, all bets are off now! This is different! The old rules don’t apply anymore! Not here! Not in America! We just have to stay alive!”

And they were right.

By the way, did you ever think about the courage of those militiamen at Breed’s Hill and Bunker Hill? (And remember, it was a capital offense then to strike any British soldier, let alone an officer, let alone a high ranking officer, let alone actually kill him.) Those fellows were going up against the mightiest and best equipped army in the world. They were outnumbered and out officered. And after they had seen the whites of those guys’ eyes for the third time, they had to retreat to fight another day. If you’ve never heard the reason they had to decamp, post haste, after only discharging their (own) weapons to repulse three charges by the Brits, you will momentarily have even greater appreciation for their courage.

They simply ran out of ammo. In this day of high capacity magazines (don’t you love ’em?) we can’t quite bring ourselves to realize what these guys did. These screwball patriots had gone off that day to duke it out with the best trained and equipped army in the world with their (own) guns and … three bullets in their pockets. Maybe they had a few more, but you get my drift.

What a heritage we have and owe to those heroes who shed their blood so we could have a republic. I hope we can keep it.

self-portrait_drwg_3-1 (1)Steve Bowers grew up on a farm in Indiana, attended Indiana University and went into the construction business. While working on a construction project at a law school he was appalled at how lawyers could screw stuff up on a simple building project. Thinking he could do better, Steve went to law school. He’s pretty naive.

Topics: Revolutionary War, Crispus Attucks, militia, British Army, Bunker Hill, Breeds Hill

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Steve Bowers
Steve Bowers grew up on a farm in Indiana, attended Indiana University and went into the construction business. While working on a construction project at a law school he was appalled at how lawyers could screw stuff up on a simple building project. Thinking he could do better, Steve went to law school. He’s pretty naive.