What if the immigrant French Huguenot-family-based Paul Revere had not ridden to alert the colonists of the
approaching British army? He and Dawes his fellow patriot on horseback inspired something
like thirty other riders to go forth
the same dark night to warn the colonists of approaching British soldiers.
The "Regulars" were a bold plan of the British to march
by night from Boston across the Charles River bridge to Lexington, Massachusetts, with the
objective to capture the colonists' arms at the next town of Concord. Paul Revere's ride, and
the alerts given by the others who follow his and Dawes' example,
brought a reversal in these well-laid plans of the British. The battle of Lexington was
fought, and the British did not fare so well, and Concord was never taken and the
colonist weapons cache seized. Instead the War of Independence was ignited, and
it showed everyone that the colonists truly had what it took to stand up to blatant tyranny and the seemingly "invincible" British juggernaut for the sake
of their liberties.
Don't we in this time of Covid-19 panic and government power grabbing desperately need Paul Reveres today who will stand up to blatant "King George type" government tyranny for the sake
of preserving and saving our liberties from those who would take them all away?