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April 19th, 1775, The American Revolution Began With The Shot Heard Round The World

226 years ago, on April 19, 1775, the American Revolution began. The patriots defended themselves with battles of Lexington and Concord

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This previous week marked the anniversary of the beginning of the American Revolution and our eventual founding…

On April 19, 1764, the English Parliament banned the American colonists from printing paper money. They set even harsher restrictions over the next 11 years, including the Stamp Act, Townshend Act, the Sugar Act, the Boston Massacre, The Coercive Act, the Boston Tea Party, etc., as well as being forced to quarter British troops in their homes, the patriots among the colonists had enough. Eleven years later— 1775, on the exact same day, April 19, the shot heard round the world was fired in a battle with British troops at Lexington. The American Revolution had begun. Lexington and Concord

General Thomas Gage, the British Governor of Massachusetts, had already decided that Lexington was full of rebels and ordered a contingent of 700 British troops to march against the rebels who had formed a “shadow government.” He wanted to capture John Hancock and Samuel Adams, who were thought to be in Lexington. He also had orders to seize a cache of arms and gunpowder believed to be in possession of the rebels at Concord. Yes, the American Revolution began because the British wanted to take our guns.

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The patriots got wind of the plan and tasked Paul Revere and William Dawes with warning the patriots. A third rider, Samuel Prescott, made it to Concord to warn the patriots there.

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By the way, Paul Revere never shouted, “The British are coming!” The operation was meant to be conducted as discreetly as possible to not alert the British troops who were hiding out in the countryside. Besides, the Revolution hadn’t started yet. Therefore the colonists still considered themselves to be British. Thus, a warning about the British coming would have been confusing. Revere might have warned that the “regulars,” a term the rebels used for the British army, were moving.

When the British arrived in Lexington, Adams and Hancock had already fled to Philadelphia. There was no cache of arms to be found, but 77 militiamen were waiting in the middle of the town. British Major Pitcairn ordered the patriots to disperse.

Patriot leader, Captain John Parker ordered his men.”Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”

A shot rang out – historians still debate who pulled the trigger. Nervous British soldiers then fired a volley, killing seven militiamen and mortally wounding another. The and the battle was on. Only one British soldier was injured, but indeed, it was the shot heard round the world.

British soldiers moved on towards Concord, arriving around 8:00 AM.

They managed to destroy the military supplies the Americans had collected but were soon advanced against by a gang of minutemen, who inflicted numerous casualties. Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, the overall commander of the British force, ordered his men to return to Boston without directly engaging the Americans.

As the British retraced their 16-mile journey, their lines were constantly beset by Patriot marksmen firing at them Indian-style from behind trees, rocks, and stone walls. At Lexington, Captain Parker’s militia had its revenge, killing several British soldiers as the Red Coats hastily marched through his town. By the time the British finally reached the safety of Boston, nearly 300 British soldiers had been killed, wounded, or were missing in action. The Patriots suffered fewer than 100 casualties.

That’s how the American Revolution 226 years ago, on April 19, 1775. The Colonists were longsuffering. When the Redcoats came to take away their weapons, it was the straw that broke the camel’s back and began the Revolutionary War that led to the freest country in the history of the world.

Our job today is to honor those rebels, and keep the nation they fought so hard for free with peaceful protests and voting out of office those politicians who would take away our liberty.

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The Fourteen Most Troubling Obama And Kerry Lies About The JCPOA Iran Nuke Deal

As Biden is trying to put America back into the Iran nuke deal the MSM won’t talk about the most troubling Obama/Kerry lies about the JCPOA.

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Joe Biden and his foreign policy team are negotiating with Iran, trying to get the U.S. back into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) Iran nuclear deal. Many on the liberal side of the aisle support this objective, not realizing that the JCPOA allows Iran to build nuclear weapons in the near future and place the United States, the Sunni Gulf States, and Israel in grave danger. The support for returning to the JCPOA stems from naivete. Much of the naivete stems from the fact that a considerable amount of what Obama and Kerry told America about the JCPOA was not true. Because of their reverence toward Obama, the MSM covered up the lies back then. Because of their Trump derangement syndrome and the happiness that Biden is POTUS, the media still not reporting the truth about the deal. Below are what I believe are the fourteen most troubling facts about the JCPOA, along with the lies that former President Obama and former Secretary of State John Kerry told about those facts in their efforts to sell Americans on the JCPOA: The JCPOA allows Iran to go nuclear between 2025 and 2030. We were told that the agreement’s goal is to ensure that Iran will be prevented from building nuclear weapons for the deal’s life. According to an op-ed that John Kerry and Ernest Moniz published in 2015, the deal’s life is “forever.” Some of the provisions expire after year 10 (2025), and the rest expire after year 15 (2030). By the end of year 15, Iran could have in place a nuclear infrastructure that could produce the significant quantities of weapon-grade needed to create a few nuclear weapons within months. The JCPOA gives Iran the capacity to enrich for bombs but NOT for power plants. The deal says…

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