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Nobody Remembers: Samuel Adams

 

Nobody Remembers

“For depth of purpose, zeal, and sagacity, no man in Congress exceeded, if any equaled, Sam Adams. ” Thomas Jefferson

The History channel just got through with a mini-series about the start of the American revolution, called, “Sons of Liberty.”  And so this week, (being as I hold dear fondness for the Adams’s) I thought I’d do some remembering of Sam Adams.Sons of liberty two

I had to laugh at how they really romanticized Sam Adams, the man whose name was at the top of King George’s death list. …and yet, they just touched the mere surface of the man.

Sam Adams was unbelievably young and handsome in the series, and while I was very glad to see some homage paid to the Adams family, since Washington D.C., has not YET honored them with any sort of monument…..everything I’ve ever read about the time, suggest they took great creative license with the script.

But…you know what? It might at this time in our history, be necessary. We live in a culture that young people might not watch if a good-looking leading man was not cast. And we WANT the young to learn history. God knows, they are getting crap in the schools.

Sons of Liberty

Sons of Liberty

The television series stopped after the Battle of Bunker Hill (my birthday– coincidently) but the war was not going well for the longest of time. General George Washington kept having to retreat as we all know…

In fact, the Continental Congress had to move out of Philadelphia in 1777, since the British were on the march, and fast.Sam Adams three

Things were so depressing that John Adams said this:

“The prospect is chilling, on every Side: Gloomy, dark, melancholy and dispiriting.”

The Continental Congress all left the city in a rush, they would have all been hanged. Or worse yet, like Dr. Warren, Sam’s good friend, beheaded on Bunker Hill.

The real Sam Adams was NOT a young man when the revolution started. He had lost his first wife and four of his children before the war started. The Old South Church where Sam’s father had once worshipped was ripped apart and used as a riding academy by the British. Sam’s house in Boston was vandalized by the British troops so badly that it was uninhabitable.

They left that OUT of the series.

And yet, on September 26, 1777, Samuel Adams…the slightly heavy, gray-haired, 55-year-old, gave his fellow member of Congress a talk, of encouragement.

“If we despond, public confidence is destroyed, the people will no longer yield their support to a hopeless contest, and American liberty is no more. Through the darkness which shrouds our prospects the ark of safety is visible. Despondency becomes not the dignity of our cause, nor the character of those who are its supporters.”

“Let us awaken the, and evince a different spirit , a spirit that shall inspire the people with confidence in themselves and in us, a spirit that will encourage them to persevere in this glorious struggle, until their rights and liberties shall be established on a rock. We have proclaimed to the world our determination “to die freemen, rather than to live slaves.” We have appealed to Heaven for the justice of our cause, and in Heaven we have places out truss. Numerous have been the manifestation of God’s providence in sustaining us. In the gloomy period of adversity we had had “our cloud by day and pillar of fire by night.” We have been reduced to distress, and the arm of Omnipotence has raised us up. Let us still rely in humble convince on Him who is might to save. Good tidings will soon arrive. We shall never be abandoned by Heaven while we act worthy if its aid and protections.

Sam & Me

Sam & Me

On October 17, at Saratoga, the American General Horatio Gates accepted the surrender of 5,8000 British soldier lad by General John Burgoyne. And this victory brought France to our aid…so Sam was right.

In the year 2000, my mother paid for my airfare to go to Boston, because I couldn’t afford it. It wasn’t until after suffering from a deep depression, did I take my mother’s advice and go to search basically– for myself. I hit Boston, Braintree, Bunker Hill…The gravesites of the Adams’ …all of them.

What I found, was the remarkable story of a few men, in Boston, who dared to say, against all odds, to the might King of England…no. We are not colonists.

“Is not America already independent? Why then not declare it? ” (Sam Adams, 1776.)

Sam Adams was not a rich man…and he truly was, the man who rallied Boston to resistance.

So, while historically speaking, history is twisted here and there by script writers, I can honestly say, I’m very glad Sam Adams got shown on the History Channel last week.

My favorite description of Sam Adams was writing by Mercy Otis Warren, in 1805:

“His mind was replete with resources that dissipated fear….he stood forth earl, and continued firm, through the great struggle, and may justly claim a large share of honor, due to that spirit of energy which opposed the measures of administration, and produced the independence of America. Through a long life he exhibited on all occasions an example of patriotism, religion, and virtue honorary to the human character. “

As you can see from the picture, I got his legs, his big forehead (of which I have been embarrassed all my life) and most of all, much to most everyone I know, an insufferable love of justice and hatred of tyranny.

Which—- as the Nobody that I am, if I must say so, is about as American as you can get.

Pass the beer. 🙂

 

January 29, 2015 Posted by | American History, Uncategorized | , | 3 Comments

Nobody’s Fool: Clint Eastwood and Chris Kyle

Nobody’s Fool

Nobody Thinks to post this movie about the stereotype of a man who drives liberals crazy, is hard NOT to do.

I haven’t seen the movie yet, but this man, was given a job, and did it well. To blame the soldiers for war is beyond understanding, but liberals always do.

Nobody thanks Mr. Eastwood for bringing his life to the big screen.

You share the Nobody’s Fool Award of the week with Chris Kyle, who clearly, was a man of high integrity and great honor, and you can see that in this interview.

If you have seen it, go ahead and share. 🙂

January 29, 2015 Posted by | Military, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Nobody Wins When Obama Welcomes Disease —and he does!

Nobody WinsDisneyland

—-When a President unlawfully floods the nation with illegal immigrants.

The recent outbreak of measles can be blamed on nobody else but our ‘President’ Obama. The flood of children coming from Mexico that were allowed into our country last year, (and everywhere else for that matter) along with their adult cohorts, have been personally flown on very comfortable air planes, and dropped into their new homes–in every single state in the United States, on direct order, from the President.

And where does someone who is from another country want to go see first?

Why Disneyland of course!

The recent outbreak is thought to have originated at Disneyland before Christmas. The California Department of Public Health reported last week that the state has 59 confirmed cases, with 42 linked to Disneyland or California Adventure in Anaheim. The outbreak has spread to Washington, Utah, Colorado, Oregon and Arizona. (It’s growing hourly.)

One lady in Arizona could have exposed 195 children.Measles outbreak

That’s not all.

Measles was all but eradicated in the United States. But it started making a comeback and last year it skyrocket. The new reporters are blaming the people for not getting vaccinated, instead of who they SHOULD be blaming…Obama.

Measles CAN kill infants and the elderly, and since a person doesn’t know he has it, it can spread like wildfire.Measles kids

Expect tuberculosis to make a comeback, and even polio. You might think open borders is a dream for America, but when you see your child helplessly lying in a hospital, it will be too late to wake up to what this tyrant is doing.

In the past, the United States had leaders who were smart, who cared. All immigrants came through Ellis Island and ALL immigrants were examined by a doctor before they were let in.

And if they were sick, they were quarantined.Ellis island two

Quarantine has long protected U.S. citizens from disease. From 1892 to 1924, about 12 million people from other countries arrived at Ellis Island in New York. Those in steerage were subject to health screenings by physicians from the U.S. Public Health Service. The doctors checked for trachoma, an eye disease that often led to blindness, and watched for other conditions. The process could take anywhere from three to seven hours. Female physicians conducted some of the immigrant screenings on women who were modest and not comfortable undressing before a man.

Nurses cared for the 1.2 million patients suffering from heart disease, measles, scarlet fever and other conditions. Those considered infectious were placed on the wards of the 450-bed Contagious Disease facilities, on the farthest island from arriving immigrants.

 

So, now— not only do we have to worry about the radical Muslims living in our neighborhoods and the thugs looting our stores, we have to worry about getting diseases that were erased years ago.

What this President is doing to America..is ..

Nothing short of despicable.

Congress? WHERE ARE YOU!

 

January 29, 2015 Posted by | Barack Obama, tyranny | , | Leave a comment

   

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