“I know my American history,” Palin says. “You know what? I didn’t mess up about Paul Revere. Here is what Paul Revere did. He warned the Americans that the British were coming, the British were coming, and they were going to try take our arms, so we got to make sure that we were protecting ourselves and shoring up all of ammunitions and our firearms so that they couldn’t take it.
“Remember that the British had already been there, many soldiers for seven years in that area,” she continues. “And part of Paul Revere’s ride — and it wasn’t just one ride — he was a courier, he was a messenger. Part of his ride was to warn the British that we’re already there. That, hey, you’re not going to succeed. You’re not going to take American arms. You are not going to beat our own well-armed persons, individual, private militia that we have. He did warn the British.”