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I recently saw a man on the boob-tube wearing camouflage and spouting how home militias not only will save our country, but return rule, to paraphrase his words, “to a certain race of people as it was during the Revolution when home militias won battle after battle.”

Being somewhat of a history buff, and doing some recent research, I doubt the ranting guy above knows that during the Revolution it was nearly always the militia that turned and ran from the Redcoats while Washington’s army stood its ground time and again, finally leading to the British surrender at Yorktown.

Of course, they were not in camouflage. And another thing (I’m starting to step up on the soapbox here), according to the book “The Revolution’s Black Soldiers,” expertly researched and written by Robert A. Selig, Ph.D., by the end of the war one-fifth of the Continental Army (that was us) were black and had fought at Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, at the beginning of our uprising and continued until the Redcoats were sent packing. There! I just had to get that off my wheezing chest.

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More colors or March madness is getting maddening. I recently read where the Blue Demons of DePaul University beat the Blue Devils of Duke in the women’s NCAA playoffs. They called it an upset, but I bet the Blue Meanies from the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine were red in the face they didn’t get to play...


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