Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law
Youtube ^

Posted on 03/10/2014 3:43:02 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

The Battle of Athens was an armed rebellion led by WWII veterans and citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the tyrannical local government in August 1946.

I am reposting this as this is an important piece of history related to the 2A which is never taught in schools but should be. Please spend 10 minutes viewing this and pass the word and the link.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; battleofathens

1 posted on 03/10/2014 3:43:02 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA
Thank You, for the posting of this inspiring event..
"The Tree of Liberty, must occasionally be watered
by the blood of Parrots"
..Thomas Jefferson
just sayin' this has happened in TN.

2 posted on 03/10/2014 4:26:55 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: skinkinthegrass

http://www.amazon.com/An-American-Story-Brad-Johnson/dp/B0002QG98E/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


3 posted on 03/10/2014 4:27:28 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

Could you see them making a movie like this today????

Luckily, this was made when it was. My question is what else is there out there we are not aware of?


4 posted on 03/10/2014 4:28:57 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

This movie was made in 2002, not that long ago.


5 posted on 03/10/2014 4:31:00 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

1992, as an after school special.

Today’s after school specials would be a bout gay rights.


6 posted on 03/10/2014 4:32:33 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

I have two friends, brothers, that were there. The oldest has clear memories of the events of the day in Athens. He is about 78 now I think.


7 posted on 03/10/2014 4:36:46 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bert

I would love to sit down with them over a beer and hear about that day. Heroes all.


8 posted on 03/10/2014 4:37:53 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

2.6 million views, and I’ve never heard of the Battle of Athens.

Ballots are still being stolen or rigged today, nothing more than a peep about it, like it is expected and acceptable.


9 posted on 03/10/2014 4:58:46 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PoloSec

There will be another Battle of Athens, though it will unlikely be over ballots as the original, as corruption sadly has come to be accepted to a large extent.


10 posted on 03/10/2014 5:00:37 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA
"There will be another Battle of Athens

I suspect this time it will be over gun confiscation.

I had this exchange with a Connecticut Freeper yesterday.

"We assume our Patriot brothers from other states will start flooding into Connecticut..."

Our country was founded by such men. Such men stood on Lexington Green and at Concord Bridge. Do we still have men like that? I pray to God we do.

Dear Lord in Heaven your people have become weak and many revel in the evils much like those which you destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for.

Yet many here still believe and remain true to your word. I pray that you would take pity on us who still steadfastly believe and would in your mercy send us a Great leader as you did for Israel in David and in our own early trial when you sent us Washington. Send us a man like Washington strong and with wisdom yet not too proud to bend his knee to you and ask for your blessing and guidance in all that he does.

In Jesus' name I pray.

All those who agree say Amen.

11 posted on 03/10/2014 5:28:29 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

The man’s assumption was wrong.

Connecticut has nothing worth saving. The good guys should leave. They will not be rescued. New York is in the way


12 posted on 03/10/2014 5:32:06 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer
The people in Conn. voted in those who are now taking away their 2nd ame3ndment rights and they want patriots from other states to come to their rescue?

They should get a clue and vote them out or vote with their feet and move somewhere else!

13 posted on 03/10/2014 5:35:49 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: bert; Psalm 73

I’m not much for deliverying others bad news, so will you let him know?


14 posted on 03/10/2014 5:36:02 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: texgal

See post #14 this thread.


15 posted on 03/10/2014 5:36:49 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

I stand corrected, Amazon.com said, “2002”.


16 posted on 03/10/2014 6:14:57 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet
thanks, for the information, didn't know it was out there on DVD..
maybe the American Hero Channel, could boardcast it.

17 posted on 03/10/2014 6:17:42 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer
"...so will you let him know?"

You mean like we're all Americans and we stand together or we fall apart?

Could you imagine if Patrick Henry said: "Screw Massachusetts, Virginians ain't sticking their necks out for those losers...."

18 posted on 03/10/2014 6:19:35 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

I DOUBLY Stand CORRECTED Amazon.com SAYS “1992(where did I come up w/ “2002”? “:-| )”.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 6:23:33 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: texgal
"They should get a clue...."

I don't think that's what the Militia in Lexington amnd Concord said about their brothers in Boston - which is where the DHS, I mean the Redcoats headed after disarming Boston.

And BTW - it's easy to sit in the middle of a big Red state where everyone you know is a normal American - much different to be operating behind enemy lines fighting delaying actions on a 1/2-dozen fronts...........

20 posted on 03/10/2014 6:25:54 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

DELICIOUS IRONY: Gun guys permeate audience of anti-gun conference on how to “disrupt the gun lobby”

http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=11457


21 posted on 03/10/2014 7:36:27 AM PDT by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Love it!


22 posted on 03/10/2014 7:38:52 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: PoloSec

Where are the ballots being stolen and rigged. We need
to know where and how this is happening.


23 posted on 03/10/2014 8:02:57 AM PDT by tillacum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: skinkinthegrass
...you do realize that your quote is a solecism?

Not by the blood of patriots, but by the blood of PARROTS?

;)

I wonder how many people looked right at it and never even noticed.

Signed,

SAURON, the All-Seeing-Eye

24 posted on 03/10/2014 8:07:45 AM PDT by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA; PoloSec
I’ve never heard of the Battle of Athens.

Glen Beck's new book, Miracles and Massacres, has a chapter about the Battle of Athens. Sole reason I bought the book.

25 posted on 03/10/2014 8:21:54 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl (Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. - Edmund Burke 1790)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TennesseeGirl

Thanks.....didn’t know that. It goes without saying, that every American should be aware of the Battle of Athens. This should be mandatory teaching in schools.


26 posted on 03/10/2014 8:27:33 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

A part of true American History that will never ever be taught in any school system. It is too dangerous.

One other comment: I now fully understand why the liberal, leftist, progressive, socialist, communist cabal that makes up the current administration has been declaring returned combat veterans right-wing terrorists. After all our vets from 2010 are exactly the same as the vets from 1946 and that scares the heck out of the liberal, leftist, progressive, socialist, communist cabal. See they read real history while trying to ensure that the rest of us don’t.


27 posted on 03/10/2014 8:58:26 AM PDT by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sauron; All
"solecism" = Patriot..d@rn spellchecker!
umm..actually; i believe TJ (& I) were speaking/talking about warm
blooded dinosaur debate and Thanksgiving. (seriously)..sometimes,
i get *caught* by the spellchecker/by not proofreading.

28 posted on 03/10/2014 9:59:23 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Psalm 73
It won't do any good for others to come in and "rescue" them if they keep re-electing the kind of people who will confiscate their guns.

Yes, Texas is a big red state, but believe me there's lots of loonies here too. We do our best not to let them get elected to office where they can cause problems, but sometime it does happen. The remedy is to vote them out asap. Then, there's Sheila Jackson Lee - that's another story!

29 posted on 03/10/2014 3:21:06 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Psalm 73
There are groups like King Street Patriots and True the Vote you should contact. They can help with strategies for ensuring an honest vote.

I work the polls every election, I usually request Democrat areas and make sure I report every voting abnormality to the Texas Secretary of State. Several of us have caught and reported voting infractions. It will take you and other like-minded citizens to make a difference.

30 posted on 03/10/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: texgal
"It will take you and other like-minded citizens to make a difference."

texgal, have you ever BEEN to Connecticut? - these aren't normal Americans here - lots of very rich (Obama-bundlers) and lots of very poor, and not much in-between.
Just a handful tryin' to keep the lights on - heck, they won't even elect a LIBERAL Republican, never mind a conservative.

Why do I stay here? It's my home - I'm an American - Americans don't run away (except to reload).

31 posted on 03/10/2014 3:43:38 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Psalm 73
texgal, have you ever BEEN to Connecticut? - these aren't normal Americans here - lots of very rich (Obama-bundlers) and lots of very poor, and not much in-between.

By God's good grace I was born and raised in Texas (5th generation), have lived here all my life and hope to die and be buried here.

I have visited liberal states but not Connecticut.

The guys in Athens were not rich, they simply demanded their rights. You can't be the only one who thinks like you do (freedom loving American). Find those people and network with them. Contact the folks at True the Vote and see if they have groups in your area. You might get criticism but that means you are probably doing something right. We have to demand our rights through free and fair elections.

32 posted on 03/10/2014 3:58:21 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson