I grew up watching such television shows as "Davey Crockett" and "Daniel Boone." I thrilled to their adventures, especially the heroics of Crockett as he served and died at The Alamo.
What I hadn't realized was that Davey Crockett was a very capable and respected political leader, serving three terms as a United States Congressman from Tennessee.
Crocket was as intrepid in his lawmaking as he was in his other exploits. An old-fashioned man, he didn't care for government handouts or charity. (Would that we had him in Congress today!)