I don't know who wrote the following. It was quoted by Mike Pence, R-IN, at CPAC, and refers to the 1812 battle (in and around Baltimore) which inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the Star Spangled Banner:
As I stood, on that cold January day, atop the grassy hills surrounding the fort, in the theater of my mind I could almost see the armada sailing up the river - hulls overflowing - with the pride of having sacked the capital of a young country with little opposition. But, the long night would not end as they hoped. There, amidst those earthen barricades, a small, determined band of patriots would save a revolution because they would not yield.
Update: good photos of the protesters marching to Sen. Claire McCaskill's office.