WHAT IF PAUL REVERE�S HORSE BROKE A LEG?
What if, during that midnight ride in 1773, Paul Revere�s horse broke his leg? What if Revere couldn�t warn the American forces about the British advance? What if he got drunk and couldn�t ride? What if he chickened out for fear of being shot off his horse by a British red coat? What if he slumped into his seat at the local tavern�gorged himself on roast pork and was too fat to get off the chair to get on his horse that night?
He wouldn�t have warned the troops and Americans would have been slaughtered in their camps! America may not have been born.
Three months ago, I announced the �21st Century Paul Revere Ride� organized by my brother Howard who has ridden his horse across America. That journey, chronicled in his book, �Misty�s Long Ride: Across America on Horseback,� shows Howard and Misty�s courage on their 3,400 mile trek from sea to shining sea.
At almost age 60, I committed myself to jump on my iron steed and ride my bicycle across America to warn citizens of our impending siege by illegal aliens. I promised to touch 48 capitols with three teams of four riders. All riders would enjoy their meals and origin and destination transport paid for by my organization. I requested three RVs to be donated by retired military, civilian and other concerned citizens. I told readers that the Paul Revere Ride was fully funded and that RV owners would enjoy 50 cents a mile and all their meals provided.
I told tens of thousands of people that we would give voice to 50 million Americans from small towns to capitol cities. We would empower American citizens to fight the illegal invasion and colonization of their community--and nation.
I�ve been on 50 radio stations coast to coast. I�ve written 500 bicycle clubs in 48 states, Good Sam Clubs, American Legion, retired officers� clubs, travel clubs, RV organizations, AARP and many others.
Much like the British troops advancing on America�s militia in Revere�s time, two weeks ago, 500,000 illegal aliens marched on Los Angeles waving Mexican flags in defiance of our U.S. Constitution. They marched demanding rights they do not have in our country because they are here illegally. No one arrested them. Over 100,000 marched in Chicago demanding their rights when they have no rights. A nasty 50,000 illegals marched in Denver, Colorado while 10 of us stood up for law and order�drowned out by Mexicans screaming Spanish and trampling the American flag. In Longmont, Colorado last week, a principal at Skyline High School banned the American flag because he didn�t want to hurt the feelings of illegal alien kids in that school.
Last month, Mexicana Airlines blatantly boasted in their in-flight magazine, �With all due respect, Los Angeles is ours.� La Raza, the most racist organization in the United States, boasts, �For the Hispanic race, everything; outside the race, nothing!�
After seeing our nation invaded and being colonized; after watching our president and Congress assist the invasion; after seeing their hoisting the Mexican flag in our schools; and seeing the disrespect of our language; and seeing Mexicans rupture our rule of law; and after seeing 500,000 in Los Angeles�I thought Americans would jump up screaming to stop the invasion.
Instead, in three months, we�ve got four riders and one RV for the �21st Century Paul Revere Ride.� We are under-whelmed at the response by Americans. The American apathy astounds us. Howard and I thought we would have to pick from hundreds of cyclists and hundreds of RV owners�eager to serve their country. We thought they would trip over themselves to be a part of this amazing moment in the 21st century to save their nation. We were grossly mistaken.
There is a reason for it in the history books. Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 presidential election.
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of the definition of democracy--with some 40 percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase. "A democracy or republic is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."
A republican form of government stands tenuous in history�s pages. Its citizens fail to participate until too late. Once the �motions� of history such as you witnessed in LA two weeks ago�gain greater momentum than the rule of law�the final chapter of a democratic form of government decays into dissolution of a stable society.
The reason Paul Revere�s horse didn�t break his leg stems from it being a young stallion. The reason Paul Revere wasn�t drunk stems from the fact that he believed in his new country�and knew his responsibility: his friends� lives depended on his midnight ride. The reason he wasn�t fat stems from the fact that he loved his country over food and ease of lifestyle. Revere rode like a man possessed because he wanted to make a difference in the lives of his children and future generations.
Out of 300,000,000 Americans, one offered to drive his RV all the way for one of our teams. Out of 300 million Americans, only four volunteered to ride bicycles. Out of millions of retired military officers with RVs, I guess a summer on the golf course and afternoon parties are more important than serving your country. Out of millions of retired RV civilian owners driving around on pension checks and social security, it�s too much to ask to spend even two weeks crossing one of the states for your country.
How hard is it to offer your RV for two to three weeks to cross your state this summer? Especially when it won�t cost you a dime as we pay 50 cents a mile! How tough is it to enjoy your paid meals during that time you lead those teams? How about bicycle clubs riding with us for only two weeks across a particular state on the route?
We�ve had many tell me how stupid this ride will be. We�ve had military officers tell us it�s a waste of time. We�ve had dozens of immigration groups wish us well. We�ve had people send in donations. What we need is personal action, drivers and RVs, and bicycle riders at least across each state. How tough can that be? Conviction without action is worthless!
This is your country, your kids� future and/or it�s Mexico�s if this invasion-colonization wins out. You�ll see Mexico�s red, white and green flag flying over your schools, towns, buildings and states. It already flies in many sections of the nation where Mexicans have become the majority and chased Americans out of their own towns.
If only five ride bicycles across America, we�re going to do it. We won�t complain, gripe or make excuses. We intend to warn America that our country stands to be conquered by an invading force much more dangerous than what Paul Revere warned his countrymen. We shall marshal America�s citizens to action in small towns and large cities. We may not reach 48 capitols, but we�ll reach 15. We may not reach 50 million Americans, but we�ll reach 20 million. We may not create the �counter critical mass� of Americans we need to stop this invasion, but we�ll do our best.
one of your countrymen prepared to ride, much like Paul Revere, I�m
not ready to let our country die at the hands of Mexican invaders.
I won�t sit by while our Constitution suffers disdain by our own president.
I will light the lantern of freedom for my fellow Americans. I will
not go quietly into the night to witness the death of my country.
�One� by land, �two� by sea, �three� from the Mexican border!
Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents in the past 26 years.
He has written hundreds of articles (regularly) for 17 national and 2 international magazines. He has had hundreds of editorials published in top national newspapers including the Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post, Albany Herald and Christian Science Monitor.
His first book, "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS" by Falcon Press is available nationwide. His second book "STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE" by the Brookfield Reader published in January 2002. His bicycle books include "BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD."
His latest book. �IMMIGRATION�S UNARMED INVASION�DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.�
Frosty Wooldridge has guest lectured at Cornell University, teaching creative writing workshops, magazine writing at Michigan State University, and has presented environmental science lectures at the University of Colorado, University of Denver and Regis University. He also lectures on "Religion and Ethics" at Front Range College in Colorado.
If only five ride bicycles across America, we�re going to do it. We won�t complain, gripe or make excuses. We intend to warn America that our country stands to be conquered by an invading force much more dangerous than what Paul Revere warned his countrymen.