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The Battle of Athens (Tennessee) A Case Study in Grassroots Restoration of the Rule of Law
The Patriot Post ^ | 5/3/12 | Mark Alexander

Posted on 06/18/2014 2:09:43 PM PDT by Kartographer

As a direct descendent of Tennessee Patriots who were veterans of every major conflict in defense of American Liberty from the American Revolution forward, I stand in reverence of my home state’s distinguished list of Patriot sons and daughters. From 19th-century notables like Andrew Jackson*, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Nathan Bedford Forrest** and Sam Davis, to a long list of 20th-century Patriots headed by Alvin York, warriors from the “Volunteer State” have distinguished themselves in battle with honor and courage. Even our state’s nickname was earned in recognition of the valiant service of volunteer soldiers during the War of 1812, most notably during the Battle of New Orleans.

There was a group of lesser-known Tennessee Patriots, however, whose efforts to defend Liberty at home in 1946 were no less noble. This group of World War II veterans took up arms to restore Rule of Law in the quaint east Tennessee town of Athens (McMinn County), between Chattanooga and Knoxville. That fight became known as the Battle of Athens.

(Excerpt) Read more at patriotpost.us ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: athens; freedom; tennessee; tn
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I know that there have been any number of post here on FR about the Battle of Athens, but after see a number of post here on FR I think FReepers need to be remind just why and what the Second Amendment was written for. It was for deer, duck hunters, it wasn't for collectors or people who enjoy going down at the creek bank or the old quarry and pinging bottles and cans. It was written for a time when Patriots might have to take action to protect hard won and God given freedoms.
1 posted on 06/18/2014 2:09:43 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

A good video about it:

The Battle of Athens Tennessee 1946

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-mYP25kC2Y


2 posted on 06/18/2014 2:10:55 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
 photo battle-of-athens-tn-sign-430.jpg
3 posted on 06/18/2014 2:15:03 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Kartographer

Tennessee Patriots are an example of who the obama administration refers to as Racists and Terrorists!


4 posted on 06/18/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Kartographer

bkmk


5 posted on 06/18/2014 2:51:04 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: don-o

This really needs to be a movie.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 2:58:42 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: OldNewYork

It is. Link in Post 2


7 posted on 06/18/2014 3:02:25 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: OldNewYork

Sorry. Here’s link to the movie,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c-Dsg4X4Dk


8 posted on 06/18/2014 3:03:46 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Thanks for that.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 3:06:12 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Kartographer

keep trying...while you are at it you better answer your phone Alex is calling


10 posted on 06/18/2014 3:36:18 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: PoloSec

There are FReepers who presently are posting on another thread that considers these men not Patriots, but Loons.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 3:37:38 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: OldNewYork
(iirc) It is a movie, check Amazon.com.
I guess the Libitard / Marxist press "spiked" it.

12 posted on 06/18/2014 3:38:51 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Kartographer

Yeah, I posted there. I’m a TN Loon then.


13 posted on 06/18/2014 3:40:03 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Kartographer; All
more (Boehner/McConnell) Milquetoast Conservatives?

14 posted on 06/18/2014 3:43:23 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Kartographer

We need a few more like the Battle of Athens. Nobody really got hurt, and the bad buys were run out of the system. All because real Americans, real men, stuck to their guns.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 4:06:17 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Kartographer
There are FReepers who presently are posting on another thread that considers these men not Patriots, but Loons.

What has FR come to?

16 posted on 06/18/2014 4:07:10 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: backwoods-engineer

It’s very depressing for sure.

Anyone who doubts that FR has fallen far can look over the post over on this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3169357/posts


17 posted on 06/18/2014 4:25:02 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Nifster; Jim Robinson

Look who made an appearance. This isn’t really isn’t you kind of thread. Its about Patriots.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 4:28:43 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer; Jim Robinson

Not even accurate. You have been posting on several threads about this particular dust up. Corruption in government is not new. Violence against corruption is not new.

The constitution which gibes us a republic has a nonviolent method for dealing with all of this. Calling for violent uprising against the government is considered treasonous. Even the founders understood that if they did not win the revolution they would be hung as traitors.

Your definition of a patriot is obviously different than mine. I love my country. I choose to fight with the tools the founders gave us


19 posted on 06/18/2014 5:01:07 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Kartographer

Today they’d all be killed and the survivors would be sent to state prison for life.

This is not our parents America.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 5:30:03 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Nifster
Corruption in government is not new. Violence against corruption is not new.

No one suggested it was new except you. Fact is compared to 50 or 70 years ago government at all levels have become corrupt and immorally bankrupt by a series of magnitudes.

21 posted on 06/18/2014 5:34:28 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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I choose to fight with the tools the founders gave us

We're becoming more outnumbered daily, by tens of millions who entered illegally and continue to do so. This after 30+ years of American voting, begging screaming, protesting, petitioning government for relief. To the point where it's clearly undermined and compromised our future and the electoral process. All while government has aided and abetted lawlessness.

What is that tool you speak of?

22 posted on 06/18/2014 5:43:12 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Kartographer

Thanks.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 6:10:45 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Nifster

” I choose to fight with the tools the founders gave us”

Not real familiar with the Bill of Rights, are you.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 6:11:41 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: dragnet2

Read Mark Levin


25 posted on 06/18/2014 7:26:30 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Lurker

Yes I am. And the revisionists like to pull out 10th amendment arguments for why the South had a right to go to war against the North. To bad that the documents of the time and the founding of the confederacy said they went to war to protect slavery


26 posted on 06/18/2014 7:31:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Who mentioned the 10th? I was thinking of a different Amendment.


27 posted on 06/18/2014 7:44:28 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Nifster

Ya don’t answer a question with a suggestion to read another persons comments.

That’s evasive and a cop-out.


28 posted on 06/18/2014 8:15:24 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Nifster; Jim Robinson

Very accurate. You clearly don’t understand that somethings gnaw on a man worse than dying.


29 posted on 06/18/2014 9:22:09 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Lurker

So which portion of the Bill of Rights do you think justifies treason?


30 posted on 06/18/2014 10:29:00 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: dragnet2

No it is not Levin’s book about article five and it’s uses is the answer. You are lazy or uninformed


31 posted on 06/18/2014 10:40:33 PM PDT by Nifster
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Before that was a war with the state itself. The Coal Creek War in Anderson County. This was a labor war involving mining operations and prison labor to cut the miners wages. The mines of the day in the 1890's were nothing like what is known today nor the labor issues the same. The war involved the state militia as well fighting the miners.

This same small area a decade later would be the scene of two major mine disasters 9 years apart Fraterville and Cross Mountain mines. The mines within walking distance of each other.

32 posted on 06/18/2014 10:59:52 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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The Battle of Athens was real and it was justified. While soldiers were fighting WW2 a corrupt group of thugs had taken over a town. The vets weren't traitors, tyrants, nor law breakers. They simply restored the local government back to the control of the citizens. It was basically the vets calling their bluff and making certain the election was in fact not tampered with.

Tennessee especially the more rural areas even up through my teenage years {I'm 57} had some local officials in small towns who would throw you under the jail especially if family wouldn't miss you just for speeding or smarting off to the deputy. Tennessee has had some serious confrontations against law abiding citizens by elected officials being owned by crime syndicates. McNairy County was one of the more popular & recent ones.

The problem in government is officials have lost the fear of the wrath of citizens. It doesn't always mean the confrontations against corrupt officials should be violent by any means. But then again no citizen should feel like they are being silenced or an official use their official powers to act against a political opponent for personal gains.

Personally I'd like to see a return of the traditional shaming of being rode out of town on a rail return.

33 posted on 06/18/2014 11:18:45 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Nifster

Feel free to answer the #22 question you’ve been evading for the past two hours.


34 posted on 06/18/2014 11:32:03 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: cva66snipe

No your so called heroes took the law into their own hands, yes they one the election that they had the ballot boxes for, the entire effort proved useless as the corruption continued with new faces.

Your take on it would have been interesting had they then built a strong and lasting coalition that ended corruption. They did not. It dwindled away and is rarely even heard of.


35 posted on 06/19/2014 7:33:31 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: dragnet2

Apparently you lack reading comprehension....question you asked at 22 has already been answered TWICE


36 posted on 06/19/2014 7:34:33 AM PDT by Nifster
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I choose to fight with the tools the founders gave us

We're becoming more outnumbered daily, by tens of millions who entered illegally and continue to do so. This after 30+ years of American voting, begging screaming, protesting, petitioning government for relief. To the point where it's clearly undermined and compromised our future and the electoral process. All while government has aided and abetted lawlessness.

What is that tool you speak of?

______________________________________________________

Lemme make this so simple even you should be able to understand.

See the simple bold question with the question mark?

Why can't you answer the question in your own words, which you've been evading since yesterday?

Why can't you back up your own comment? What are you afraid of?

37 posted on 06/19/2014 9:06:52 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Nifster
No your so called heroes took the law into their own hands, yes they one the election that they had the ballot boxes for, the entire effort proved useless as the corruption continued with new faces.

Do you live in Athens, TN or near by?

38 posted on 06/19/2014 10:17:46 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: dragnet2

Why can’t you read the posts where I answered your question already???


39 posted on 06/19/2014 8:56:33 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

You’re a disingenuous individual at best. I don’t deal with people like you too well.

What is that tool you speak of for the 5th time?

Why can’t you back up your own comment in your own words?

What are you afraid of?


40 posted on 06/19/2014 9:13:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

I am not afraid at all. I answered your question multiple times. The fact that you didn’t like my answer is really of no concern to me. Apparently American English is not your forte


41 posted on 06/20/2014 8:38:44 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

What is that tool you speak of, in your own words, for the 6th time?

Since ya won’t answer, because you’re extremely evasive deceptive person, at least provide a post# so I can see your answer to me in your own words.

Lets see it.


42 posted on 06/20/2014 5:51:01 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Wow...that sure doesn’t seem to be an effective way to get someone to answer you.

Do your own homework

-30-


43 posted on 06/20/2014 8:13:36 PM PDT by Nifster
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and because I know you won’t do your own homework .... try posts 18,22, and 28


44 posted on 06/20/2014 8:15:57 PM PDT by Nifster
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You evasive dunce...#18 was not even from you...

LOL


45 posted on 06/20/2014 8:19:35 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Nifster

22 was from me!!!

OMG!.

I suggest ya take a long nap and sleep it off slick...


46 posted on 06/20/2014 8:26:24 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Just trying to see if you even do anything other than rant...post 31


47 posted on 06/20/2014 9:08:42 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Sure ya were...lol

And Lois Lerner, the IRS and Obama are pinnacles of principle and patriotism...


48 posted on 06/21/2014 10:47:53 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

you took it hook line and sinker.... so enjoy your chuckle


49 posted on 06/21/2014 6:50:21 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: dragnet2

In case your head has been in the sand somewhere the Article 5 movement is growing and has been in the news as well as in multiple threads here on FR. But if you haven’t read about it then shame on you


50 posted on 06/21/2014 6:51:31 PM PDT by Nifster
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