President Trump and his key Congressional allies are making a disastrous mistake in letting their Democratic opponents select the field of engagement for this year’s struggle for control of Capitol Hill. In so doing, they ignore the crucial lessons of history provided by a noble hero of the Battle of Gettysburg 155 years ago.
General John Buford helped deliver a decisive Union victory by grasping the crucial importance of seizing, and holding, the right ground in fighting off an advancing enemy. In the first day of the great battle, the gallant Buford deployed his badly outnumbered cavalry division along the ridges and hills near the village of Gettysburg, resisting the Confederates for crucial hours until Federal re-enforcements could arrive. His insight enabled the Union to hold the high ground that gave them a decisive edge in the three-day battle that determined the outcome of the entire war….READ THE FULL COLUMN AT USATODAY.COM