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The Battle of Athens(TN,1946)
americanheritage.com ^ | 1985 | Lones Seiber

Posted on 01/23/2011 12:10:33 PM PST by marktwain

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History that has been pretty much suppressed by the MSM.
1 posted on 01/23/2011 12:10:39 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Every once in awhile I see this story reposted. RATS have been stealing elections for quite some time.


2 posted on 01/23/2011 12:23:27 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: marktwain

And the schools...I had never heard of this until I was in my late 30’s..

The ironic part....it was posted by a libtard thinking it was evil conservatives that were tossed out...

When in fact it wasnt.....I had to dig around to piece together that the corrupt county machine was a bunch of democrats....they were tossed out by GI’s and Repubicans.


3 posted on 01/23/2011 12:28:56 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: marktwain

Thanks for posting this excellent story. I’ve been reading about the unbelievable level of corruption, cronyism and patronage directed by FDR, particularly in the ‘36 election. The Democrat machine in Athens is consistent with what I’ve been reading about national politics at the time and how FDR engineered the ‘36 election to win 98% of the electoral vote on 61% of the popular vote.


4 posted on 01/23/2011 12:30:05 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: marktwain

BTW..if you look at the wiki page for it....there is no mention of political party of the corrupt at all...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Athens_(1946)

Like when the press doesnt list the corrupt offenders party in the first paragraph or at all...you may assume that person is a democrat...


5 posted on 01/23/2011 12:35:20 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: Crim

Keep posting this—I have been posting/reposting it for years...no telling how many will find it for the first time this way...


6 posted on 01/23/2011 12:53:00 PM PST by gunnyg (WE ARE BEHIND "ENEMY WITHIN" LINES, SURROUNDED, November? Ha! ...So Few Can "grok" It.)
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To: Nateman
RATS have been stealing elections for quite some time.

RATS have been stealing elections as long as there have been RATS.

7 posted on 01/23/2011 12:53:37 PM PST by reg45
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To: marktwain

Yes, it was the Democrats who ran the corrupt political machines in the South. And it was the Democrats who would shoot a black man for trying to vote.

And it was the New York Times that would weigh in on the side of the Democrats, never mind that the politicians they supported were the ones who enforced all the Jim Crow laws.

It’s not surprising that the Times would immediately misrepresent what happened that night. I doubt if it was a mistake. It was their deliberate policy to support Stalin abroad and Roosevelt, Truman, and the Democrats at home, no matter what they did.


8 posted on 01/23/2011 12:56:01 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Crim

Keep posting this—I have been posting/reposting it for years...no telling how many will find it for the first time this way...


9 posted on 01/23/2011 12:56:15 PM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost,)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

If the “progressives” hadn’t taken over education in this country, this would be taught as an essential part of American History nearly everywhere.


10 posted on 01/23/2011 1:01:47 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

save...


11 posted on 01/23/2011 1:06:39 PM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: marktwain
For some strange reason, I feel compelled to post this pic on this thread...


12 posted on 01/23/2011 1:06:58 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: gunnyg

not much space for taglines, huh...


13 posted on 01/23/2011 1:07:44 PM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: marktwain

Here’s another good recount of the Battle of Athens by Don Hamrick.

http://www.constitution.org/mil/tn/batathen_press.htm


14 posted on 01/23/2011 1:10:16 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: gunnyg

It’s an important historic event. When a people are disenfranchised, when corruption is rampant, when there is no legal recourse - it has to be remembered the people have a right to restore their liberties.

The founders were all about this. It is why we are here - it is a right that millions have sworn to protect. But sadly, we are taught we have no right to do this. It’s similar to “jury nullification” (google it) - a right we have, but are never informed of. The corrupt members of the system never want the people to believe that they have a right to stand up against the overlords.


15 posted on 01/23/2011 1:13:12 PM PST by LibertyLA (videos fighting libtards!)
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To: marktwain

A great read.

Thanks for posting.


16 posted on 01/23/2011 1:15:02 PM PST by zipper
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To: LibertyLA

...another battle of athens here—some good references for good reading, too...

http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo123.html


17 posted on 01/23/2011 1:18:06 PM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: marktwain
This post is nothing but MORE Republican vitriol.

Is NOTHING sacred to the hate-filled Republicans? They've even gone into the history books to promote hate-filled, vitriolic speech towards the government!!!

See how the Republicans paint using guns against the government as a GOOD means of solving problems! Woe is us!!!

If any bloodshed comes from misguided individuals reading this supposed "history", and acting on it, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck will be to blame!

18 posted on 01/23/2011 1:32:29 PM PST by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil

IBTZ.


19 posted on 01/23/2011 1:40:41 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: marktwain
Many of them were without electricity.

Post TVA. Electricity would have been ubiquitous by then.

20 posted on 01/23/2011 1:41:28 PM PST by PAR35
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To: kiryandil
Is NOTHING sacred to the hate-filled Republicans?

Corruption sure isn’t sacred to Republicans.

21 posted on 01/23/2011 1:49:26 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Joe 6-pack

So thats where bagdad bob ended up.Who knew?


22 posted on 01/23/2011 1:49:59 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Crim
LOL! The Battle of Athens is one of my favorite stories. I first read it in a WWII history book years even before I joined Free Republic. We started posting it from the JFPO website, and I see now that there are number of sweet background articles, including this one.

The articles I've read in the past didn't have this depth of Democrat slime background.

Sadly, I don't think we'll see anything of this sort from the formerly free American people. Too many are indoctrinated, and fully support the New American Police State.

23 posted on 01/23/2011 1:53:10 PM PST by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil

If you are serious, then please read the entire article, especially the part where your people shot the elderly black man in the back for simply trying to vote. I rather doubt that you’ve read the 14th and 15th Amendments passed during reconstruction and against your party’s vehement objections. Your thoroughly corrupt democrat machine had subverted the free election process in Tennessee to the point where there was no recourse. And that was common throughout the land in the 1930s and 1940s. But, again, I doubt you are a student of history, nor do you understand bad government and abridgment of precious freedoms.


24 posted on 01/23/2011 1:58:42 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: marktwain
In the summer of 1945 veterans began returning home; by 1946 the streets of Athens overflowed with uniforms. The Cantrell forces were not worried. The more GIs they arrested,” one vet recalled, “the more they beat up, the madder we got.”

I think a joyful mistake that the new militarized police forces are making is training their new recruits to gun down people's dogs if the dogs look at them the wrong way.

Americans can tolerate a LOT of injustice to people, but they're kind of funny about brutality towards dogs and cats. Just read any of the FR animal cruelty threads - you'll see people flipping out over it.

I'm not sure why the newer police are being trained this way, but it's a good thing for us as dissenters.

25 posted on 01/23/2011 1:59:36 PM PST by kiryandil
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Read my post #23 for your answer.


26 posted on 01/23/2011 2:00:29 PM PST by kiryandil
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To: gunnyg

I live in Athens, about two blocks from the old jail, there are no commerative markers, no nothing to mark this battle. Athens is now a very conservative, quiet place to live.


27 posted on 01/23/2011 2:03:04 PM PST by Tees Mom (Nuclear girl)
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To: Crim
“BTW..if you look at the wiki page for it....there is no mention of political party of the corrupt at all...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Athens_(1946)

Like when the press doesnt list the corrupt offenders party in the first paragraph or at all...you may assume that person is a democrat...”

You know that “we” can edit pages on Wikipedia, and if “we” provide references, it's possible it will stay edited...

“We” of course being folks who like to contribute to society... ;)

28 posted on 01/23/2011 2:03:33 PM PST by Old Student
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To: Nateman; marktwain
RATS have been stealing elections for quite some time.
for a very long time, its' the very nature of their (crimminal) enterprise.

29 posted on 01/23/2011 2:14:34 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: "Don't retire or get sick, just die! ...& remember pay all my fees / taxes" :)
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To: marktwain

I live in Athens and it is a wonderful town - old time manners, great TEA Party group, a local radio station that starts its Trading Post program with a scripture reading, no bars or prostitution anymore that I can see :)


30 posted on 01/23/2011 2:44:04 PM PST by 30Moves
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To: gunnyg

Thanks Gunny - a great read.

We should all keep our minds sharp - and knowing history is one of the best ways.


31 posted on 01/23/2011 3:11:16 PM PST by LibertyLA (videos fighting libtards!)
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To: marktwain

bookmark


32 posted on 01/23/2011 3:14:17 PM PST by spitter
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To: LibertyLA

Good to hear from ya—thanx!

Semper Fidelis

Gunny G
aka: Dick Gaines
**********


33 posted on 01/23/2011 3:14:45 PM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: kiryandil

Ok...shew....had me there..


34 posted on 01/23/2011 4:04:50 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: kiryandil

Couldn’t tell without a /sarc tag! You had me going there. Sorry. It is indeed a great story.


35 posted on 01/23/2011 4:10:12 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: marktwain

“During the Civil War, deep from within secessionist territory, McMinn County had sided with the Union;”

Many men from McMinn County mustered in the Confederate army..they linked up with men from Monroe County to form part of the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry (Lillards) and (Vaughns).


36 posted on 01/23/2011 5:32:44 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; Crim
Looks like the battle might be coming quicker than I thought:

Domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/22/AR2011012204111.html

They're flipping out on the WP comments section, for crying out loud! Imagine!

37 posted on 01/23/2011 7:14:12 PM PST by kiryandil
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To: marktwain

Thanks for the post. Lived in Middle TN in the 60’s where I had Tennessee history in the 5th grade. First I ever heard of this. Very interesting. No wonder the lefties are suspicious of the military. Leftists need to understand that this can, and will, happen again if they do not keep their corruption under control.

The media should take note of a lesson here: People do not need the media to tell them when corruption is rampant in government. The people know it and eventually get fed up.


38 posted on 01/23/2011 7:17:52 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: gunnyg
Keep posting this—I have been posting/reposting it for years...no telling how many will find it for the first time this way...

Very true. This was the first I had heard of it. It would make a good movie. Hollywood, of course, would not touch it, since the thugs are FDR Democrats. Or they would rewrite it to make the bad guys Republicans and racists.

39 posted on 01/23/2011 9:11:12 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Rocky
An American Story - Hallmark (1992)

http://www.amazon.com/American-Story-Hallmark-Brad-Johnson/dp/B0002QG98E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1295820316&sr=8-1

40 posted on 01/24/2011 5:26:56 AM PST by kiryandil
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
A good bit of history. Worth re-reading.

It would be interesting to see how the state and federal government would respond if something like this were to happen today.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

41 posted on 01/24/2011 6:58:26 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Crim

Why don’t you edit the wiki page and add the missing facts?


42 posted on 01/24/2011 8:44:07 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: marktwain; gunnyg; Cicero
Daily Post-Athenian
43 posted on 01/24/2011 8:48:39 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: marktwain
Today, they'd have "conservative" commentators calling for "non-violent" solutions and calls to "let the system fix itself".

We never learn.

44 posted on 01/24/2011 8:59:51 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: Tees Mom

Take up a collection for a citizen funded memorial.


45 posted on 01/24/2011 9:03:46 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: B4Ranch

“Why don’t you edit the wiki page and add the missing facts?”

I’ve played the wiki game before....you’re simply outnumbered....the libtards will simply revert your edits...

you want to see for yourself...go th

“Why don’t you edit the wiki page and add the missing facts?”

LMAO....go ahead and try it...see what happens...

I’ve played the wiki came with their libtards before.....you are out numbered...


46 posted on 01/24/2011 9:04:13 AM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: marktwain; Pelham
I hate to bust the bubble of folks looking to do the usual Dems all whores/GOP all angels simple logic but this fight was more about political power than ideology.

McMinn county was no pro desegregation powerhouse and east TN though Republican off and on is not the least bit socially "progressive" except around colleges.

This was a fight about being heard and having your slate elected to boards that mattered.

For instance back then often the sheriff in the south was the tax collector too.

The place is less than 5% black and never was exactly a cauldron of race heroics or misdeeds.

It is a mountainous/hilly area of small farms.

Btw...I've known this story all my life. Maybe academia is not interested and kids who post Wiki don't care but I'm not sure it's a conspiracy.

Like it or not, blacks in the south..even the few in McMinn county were ultimately given their vote (and all that BS pandering that sadly came too) from local white mostly Democrat at the time voting citizens who had had enough...bolstered by liberal GOP in DC and most Democrats in DC voting for all those acts etc.

I was there ..I saw it. Decent folks while not desiring their daughters to marry blacks (still don't mostly) did in fact want the turmoil to end, blacks be allowed to vote and thought the Klan was low class.

This McMinn thing was just about cronyism...little to do with much beyond that and is no milestone in black Civil Rights.

it's this thinking that leads folks here to crow that all those civil rights acts were so great and MLK was a conservative

pure fantasy from conservatives for whom the truth is too complicated and messy

In the Deep South by the time of Reagan, most of those former White Southern Democrats were running as fast as they could into the new more socially conservative GOP of the silent-moral-majority...a Great Trek that had been in the making since Barry....even some southerners like my dad were Eisenhower men.

/rant

47 posted on 01/24/2011 9:26:38 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: marktwain
I met Bill White Outside of Tellico Plains, TN in the late 1970's.

Here is a living history interview done in the year 2000 where Bill White talks about his days in WWII and the Battle of Athens.

This is very much worth reading.

http://web.utk.edu/~csws/interviews/white.pdf

Bill White

48 posted on 01/24/2011 10:01:38 AM PST by A. Patriot (CZ 52's ROCK)
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To: Crim

We can only try.


49 posted on 01/24/2011 10:01:50 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: A. Patriot

If anyone can get a copy of the magazine, “Southern Outdoors”, December, 1978, there is a great article of Bill White hunting wild boar with a spear in the mountains. It also mentions the Battle of Athens.


50 posted on 01/24/2011 10:10:33 AM PST by A. Patriot (CZ 52's ROCK)
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