My liberal teachers always told me that Paul Revere rode from Boston toward Lexington and Concord to warn the minutemen that the British were coming. Boy did they ever get it wrong. What actually happend was this. Paul was coming home from a tea party in Boston when he overheard the British regulars talking about capturing the weapons stores of the minutemen. Paul, patriot though he was, was not the sharpest knife in the chadelier. He got up on his horse and rode away from Boston where the British were, toward Lexington where the minutemen were, with the purpose of warning the British, who were coming to take away the minutemen's weapons, that the minutemen had weapons. Got that? Good, because the next part gets confusing. The minutemen themselves were in a hurry to get the Constitution approved and amended so that they could have second amendment rights. That's why they kept ringing the Liberty Bell. When the British ... Did I mention that everyone in this story was British and that Revere was an insurgent as well as a patriot? When the British heard that bell, or bells as they used to say in those days before arithmetic, they knew that Revere was right. Or they would have known except that Revere, who was doing his best to avoid detection by the British, was captured before he could complete his ride. Therefor was able to warn them as he had planned. Unfortunately, they let him go so he was able to continue on to Lexington. When he got there, there weren't any British to warn. In his embarrasment and confusion he blurted out to the minutemen that the British were coming. Actually, what he said was that the regulars were coming, remember everyone was British at that time. This incidental detail has been blown out of all proportion and paraded around as it if were the purpose of his ride by Longfellow and the mainstream liberal press in order to take away our right to bear arms.