Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Second Annual Paul Revere Awards

Last year at this time, I decided to honor a few of my favorite bloggers with an award.  Not just any award mind you, but a big ‘ol heavy bust mounted on an exquisitely carved mahogany wood pedestal with engraved brass nameplates.  No plastic.  That’s not how the Curmudgeon rolls.

I couldn’t afford to hire a focus group to decide who should be honored.  That would involve providing them with a glass of sweet tea and a slice of pizza.  The expenses would cut into my award budget.  Times are hard you know what with the most excellent Obama Recovery and all.  So, I consulted a most reliable source to assist in choosing this year’s winner of the Paul Revere Award.

I chose Paul Revere as the icon for the award because he was an American patriot whose legendary “Midnight Ride” to warn the colonists of Massachusetts before the historic battles at Lexington and Concord played a vital role in America’s struggle to gain independence from Britain.

Paul Revere was not born to wealth—he was an ordinary man who lived an extraordinary life. Revere was a patriot, a businessman, an involved citizen, and a popular and well-respected member of his community.

An obituary in the Boston Intelligence commented, "Seldom has the tomb closed upon a life so honorable and useful."

These bloggers are but a few of the brave and resolute men and women who hold down jobs and raise their families while standing guard over liberty. They don’t have big advertising on their sites nor do they have a bevy of contributing writers.  They pore over information and bring their opinions to their readers in order to inform and warn.

They have the keen zest of the citizen whose patriotism is of the lusty type that causes them to take an active part in politics.  They add humor and common sense.  They deserve to be recognized.

I will be contacting each winner via email to provide them with a personalized badge which they can place on their website if they so chose.

Thank you to each of them for all that they do and may God bless them.

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