Sunday, April 25, 2021

A Conversation with Mustang

This is the podcast of the broadcast I did with Mustang.

We talked about the first American Civil War that many refer to as the Revolutionary War.

Lexington, Concord, Paul Revere, Sam Adams, et al. with an interesting take on it.

You can listen to it or not. It's a free country.

For now.

So exercise your right to listen! (While you can)


  1. I know your comment about "weeding out extremists by eliminating the Marine Corps" was a joke (one my Uncle Joe would appreciate), that same Uncle Joe of mine is probably spinning in his grave over the things that could be happening to his Marine Corps.

  2. I really think our very first step has to be ensuring reliable and secure elections, Ed.

    But everyone I talk to treats me like I'm nuts.

    I just don't get it.

    Do people actually WANT socialism?!

    Angry and frustrated Fred in Indiana

  3. Gosh our Country is in a pickle. I hope there's a lot of people who know what to do that are doing it.
    Blessings. xx

  4. @ Sparky: Yes, but not sure He lives on earth. :)

  5. Thank you - I learned something! Just hearing your intro I immediately thought "Stamp Act" which shuttered a lot of society and the economy. I had forgotten about the first, the Quartering Act, all devolving from an expensive war of which we were just the fringe.

    Reminds me of some of the mob activities, breaking into the Governor's house, tearing wallpaper off the wall, tarring and feathering. This kind of rioting tended to have a focus on power symbols, and I am not aware that they looted the local Walmart.

    Another side of the story is the references our founders made to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and considered their goal to restore rights obtained then vis-à-vis the central government.

    Michael Barone points out in Our First Revolution that when our founding fathers saw their rights being infringed, they harkened back to the promises of the Glorious Revolution that brought Protestant William in and overthrew the Catholic monarchy. James was leading a trend toward absolutism that was turned aside by William. Their representative government had been maintained and strengthened as a result. Our founders argued that parliament and King George III were denying the rights granted to them in the revolutionary settlement of 1689 and following in the 90's.

    PS: The Brits call them "sound moderators", a far more accurate title.

    1. That does it! Next time, you're gonna be on air with us. ;)

  6. Another item that informs my opinions about this period is a small comment by the head of our office, a Brit, at our Christmas party. Mr. B praised something about PM Thatcher, and he sneered, "she's just a green grocer's daughter."

    Translation: we know best you little people. Tend to your shop. We'll tend to the important business of ruling you