Looking into our American history, there are many attributes of those men and women who have come before us that we appreciate today. Indeed, one such quality is that of perseverance, which Merriam-Webster defines as the “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition.”
We are super excited to introduce you to our new 2nd Friday column – The Junior Patriot series!! Jude is a special young man. We’ve been impressed by his love of history and our country – especially at such a young age. We’re excited for him to share history stories and lessons with our readers and trust that you’ll look forward to his posts each month – just as we do! So without further delay, here’s our first post from The Junior Patriot!
The Junior Patriot: Battle of the Cowpens
It was the night of January 16, 1781. In the moonlight, General Daniel Morgan was going from campfire to campfire. He was encouraging and instructing his men for the next day’s battle.
The next day the Battle of the Cowpens was fought. Daniel Morgan’s troops fought those of “Bloody” Banastre Tarloten, infamous for bayoneting 113 Americans to death and wounding 200 others who were trying to surrender at the Waxhaws, South Carolina the previous year. But that day, Tarloten was in for a surprise. The Americans were determined to avenge their fellow patriots’ deaths.
-Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston Massachusetts.
-Benjamin’s parents sent him to the Boston Latin School for 2 years. After two years, he was taken out of school because they didn’t have enough money to have him continue. At age 12 he became an apprentice for his brother James, who was a printer.
-When his brother started The New-England Courant, Franklin was not allowed to submit a letter for publication in the paper. He started using the pseudonym “Silence Dogood” to get his writings published. His writings under this pseudonym were well-known around town and often discussed.
“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” – Abraham Lincoln
I find it vaguely interesting how in the aftermath of the election of President Trump, the solution for the left to regain credibility in the eyes of the voters is to move further in the direction of socialist ideology in increasing the power of government, further increasing tax burdens, protesting a legitimate president, stifling the approval processes of President Trump’s cabinet appointments, propagating falsehoods being dispensed by the liberal media, further complicating the tax code and pushing for new government programs.