Thank you to the Harris Family for sponsoring today’s show featuring Ben Martin, patriot, historian, West Point graduate and former Army Ranger. Ben discusses the Southern Campaign of America’s Revolutionary War. Emphasis is on Continental Army Major General Nathanael Greene who was referred to as the “Savior of the South” and “The Fighting Quaker.” Kim remarks that the Usurpations noted in our Declaration of Independence, or complaints, are parallel to what is happening today as PBIs (Politicians, Bureaucrats and Interest Parties) act like Kings intent on controlling our lives. Kim cites details from news articles regarding Polis administration scandals. Polis had rewarded his friends and close business associates with lucrative no-bid contracts that included double dipping by one state employee and the invasion of our privacy by another. Plus remember that Polis paid zero federal taxes for three years.
Guest Ben Martin agrees that Polis has violated our rights under the Fourth Amendment which protects us from unreasonable search and seizures. People must stand up for their rights: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness as the Patriots did during the Revolutionary War. Life is bigger than just what we see today. Think how the Continental Army never gave up under the command of General George Washington. Last month Ben left off with the Battle of Philadelphia. The British now had their eyes on the south. Washington looked to Greene as the commander in the south but Congress initially chose someone else.
Lord Cornwallis and General Greene battled many times in the south. Greene’s favored commander to assist him was Daniel Morgan, a man of great tactical skills, and the one who defeated Colonel Banastre “Bloody” Tarleton in the Battle of Cowpens and thus acquired the vengeance of Cornwallis. Greene went further into North Carolina with his troops. Ben explains the “Race to the Dan” which refers to the Dan River. It was a crucial water barrier and Greene, using his superior foresight, realized the significance of the river. Ben concludes with the major battle at the Guilford Courthouse, which the British won but with extremely high casualties.
Kimberlee Bell, owner of Kunjani Coffee, entices Kim with one of her holiday specials, Eggnog Latte. Also, hours have changed from 7am-5pm so that Kunjani is available for private parties in the evening during the holidays. Make a special note that Kunjani Coffee is in Douglas County with no restrictions. Give Kimberlee a shout if you’re interested in reserving an evening or Saturday night for your special event.