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'All about power and leverage' -- feds shut down major roadway, block access to graveyard (TN)
FoxNews.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 10/07/2013 1:29:20 PM PDT by Timber Rattler

Folks who live in the Great Smoky Mountains have just about reached their breaking point with the federal government.

“It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,” said Ed Mitchell, the mayor of Blount County, Tenn. “We were founded on a declaration of independence. And they are about to push the people to the line again.”

Nearly a third of Blount County is inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. So when the federal government shut down the park, it also shut down one of the area’s chief sources of revenue.

The National Park Service also closed the Foothills Parkway, a major thoroughfare in the county. The closure came without warning and left the local school district scrambling to get children back to their homes.

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Even more insulting is the National Park Service won’t allow family members to visit old grave sites.

“Some of them have family members buried there,” the mayor said. “And they go and visit every week at the churches still in the cove. They are not able to do that.”

It’s gotten to the point where Mayor Mitchell said Americans are ready to start fighting back. “It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,” he said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: blointcounty; blountcounty; govtshutdown; graveyard; greatsmokeymtns; greatsmokymtns; nationalparks; nps; obama; shutdown; tyranny
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Near the breaking point...
1 posted on 10/07/2013 1:29:20 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

“Near the breaking point...”

That’s what the WON wants—can you say Marshall Law?


2 posted on 10/07/2013 1:32:15 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Timber Rattler
Near the breaking point...

That's what the billions of rounds of ammunition are for. USFS and Park Service probably have hundreds of millions themselves.

3 posted on 10/07/2013 1:32:25 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Timber Rattler

They’re trying.


4 posted on 10/07/2013 1:32:39 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: freeangel

Maybe martial law.


5 posted on 10/07/2013 1:32:44 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Timber Rattler

That’s the idea.


6 posted on 10/07/2013 1:32:50 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Timber Rattler; zot

I wonder when they will shut down all of the TVA dam power plants and any other government owned plants, such as the Hoover Dam?

By golly, that would teach those tea partiers to mess with the monarch Obama (thissentence sarcasm)


7 posted on 10/07/2013 1:32:54 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Timber Rattler

I think I would PUSH and see how far the NO CROSS OVER ZONE really works. If 100,000 Americans rose up to take back what is THEIRS..... maybe Washington would get the message.


8 posted on 10/07/2013 1:33:16 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Timber Rattler

“It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,”

No, they are pushing to see if they can get the American people to react and give them an excuse for a crackdown.


9 posted on 10/07/2013 1:33:28 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Timber Rattler

Elections...consequences.


10 posted on 10/07/2013 1:34:04 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: freeangel

no but i can say Martial Law.


11 posted on 10/07/2013 1:34:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Timber Rattler
It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough, said Ed Mitchell, the mayor of Blount County, Tenn. We were founded on a declaration of independence. And they are about to push the people to the line again.

A lot of folks are noticing this.

12 posted on 10/07/2013 1:34:48 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Timber Rattler

Unfortunately for us and fortunately for the federal enemy within, we tend to be too law abiding.

The government sees no reason to stay within its constitutional bounds so why are we “Near the breaking point” and not beyond it?

Does it take them shooting at us before we begin to fight?

The progressives are at war with us but they are the only ones fighting.


13 posted on 10/07/2013 1:34:54 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: freeangel
can you say Marshall Law?

Yes, I can say it and I can also spell it. Martial Law.

14 posted on 10/07/2013 1:35:04 PM PDT by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
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To: MrB

And suspend all elections.


15 posted on 10/07/2013 1:35:11 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: MrB

And suspend all elections.


16 posted on 10/07/2013 1:35:12 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: freeangel

I can say “Martial Law.”.............


17 posted on 10/07/2013 1:36:20 PM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: MrB
Tracers work both ways. A crackdown would strengthen resolve. They don't want to go there.

/johnny

18 posted on 10/07/2013 1:36:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Timber Rattler

Too bad the FEDs have to drive on county roads to get to the park. I wonder what would happen if those county roads were closed to federal agents?


19 posted on 10/07/2013 1:36:34 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Timber Rattler

Too bad the FEDs have to drive on county roads to get to the park. I wonder what would happen if those county roads were closed to federal agents?


20 posted on 10/07/2013 1:36:35 PM PDT by Lockbox
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21 posted on 10/07/2013 1:37:01 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Timber Rattler

Wait until some of those hillbillies turn into hellbillies and go all Zell Miller on them.

Martial law nor Marshall Law will be able to save them then.

Reminds me of a coal miner quote from a movie.....

“I crawl two miles underneath a mountain every day just to feed my family. I ain’t scared of no kind of a damned cop!”


22 posted on 10/07/2013 1:37:20 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: Timber Rattler
My thread on Saturday got pulled for saying this but the federal employees who are doing this need to be named and shamed. They are just as culpable as Obama is.

What gets rewarded gets repeated. Naming and photoing the actual federal employees who are carrying out the orders issued from on-high will go along way towards encouraging federal employees who are doing this to not act this way again.

23 posted on 10/07/2013 1:37:51 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: freeangel
That’s what the WON wants—can you say Marshall Law?

Is that like the Marshall Plan?

24 posted on 10/07/2013 1:41:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: freeangel

First the One will call them Conferate Mountain Honkys.


25 posted on 10/07/2013 1:41:44 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: don-o

“Yes, I can say it and I can also spell it. Martial Law.”

‘Glad someone can—because we’re going to be tasting it soon.


26 posted on 10/07/2013 1:42:31 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Timber Rattler

MASS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE!

NOW!!!


27 posted on 10/07/2013 1:42:41 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F1UCK-YO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: freeangel

Marshall who?


28 posted on 10/07/2013 1:43:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Timing is critical. If they wait too long to precipitate action, they’ll discover the rebels are a lot larger in number than they expected.


29 posted on 10/07/2013 1:43:36 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: musicman
LOL

I wanted to "like" your post. Forgot I wasn't on Facebook.

30 posted on 10/07/2013 1:43:50 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: musicman
People's kids may come here.

Keep your s__t off the Internet.

31 posted on 10/07/2013 1:43:57 PM PDT by x
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To: Timber Rattler

This is all ordered by the big guy. He’s inflicting maximum pain on the people. Is he hoping one of the folks will do something stupid?


32 posted on 10/07/2013 1:44:08 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: freeangel

It’s “martial law”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgQSZ_edMiM&feature=youtube_gdata


33 posted on 10/07/2013 1:44:14 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (A)
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To: Timber Rattler

Like MLK or not, he proved how effective civil disobedience can be against a tyrannical government. This crisis demands some acts of mass, nonviolent civil disobedience against the Mahdi’s tyranny.


34 posted on 10/07/2013 1:44:42 PM PDT by libstripper (Asv)
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To: AAABEST

35 posted on 10/07/2013 1:46:08 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: GreyFriar

Like many of you, I’ve grown weary of hearing most of the pundits and politicians pussyfooting around this subject. With the exception of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee and a handful of others on the conservative side, none have come right out and said what every THINKING American KNOWS!

The fight over Obamacare is about stopping the unvetted, unqualified, narcissistic megalomaniacal former community organizer and tyrant in the White House from bringing about his “transformation of America”. That phrase was and is code among his dumbed down and/or uninformed supporters for creating a despotic Marxist redistributionist Utopia. That it has failed everywhere it has been attempted and left misery and death in its wake is of no concern to them. The magic Obama can make it finally work.

One element that may puzzle some of you is why more of the wealthy captains of industry and capitalists – who ostensibly have the most to lose – haven’t spoken out in opposition.

Two reasons (there may be more):
1. They believe they will be princes in the new order, their lives of wealth and ease little affected by the distress inflicted on the us down here, the mass of the great unwashed. They really should restudy the histories of those who collaborated with other tyrants who, once in firm control, dispatched those who had the resources and intellect to topple the new “king” once the inclination to do so took hold of them.
2. During the Cold War, the head of Citibank, one Walter Wriston, was asked why his New York based organization continued to provide financing to the tyrants running the Soviet Union and the slave states the USSR dominated. He replied that it made little difference to him what sort of government these nations had and his only concern was “Can they pay their bills?”

The WWII era Norwegians coined a real world name for those folks: Quisling.


36 posted on 10/07/2013 1:46:22 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (A)
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To: vbmoneyspender
"My thread on Saturday got pulled for saying this but the federal employees who are doing this need to be named and shamed. They are just as culpable as Obama is."

Agree, most of the foot soldiers are just anonymous functionaries and can take comfort that they aren't identified. How many of them would continue to carry out these orders if their pictures, names and addresses were published for their neighbors and all to see. As a minimum, there should be a drastic increase in the flu striking the ranger corps.

37 posted on 10/07/2013 1:46:25 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: JRandomFreeper

Would they care if they “strengthen resolve” if their top goal is to have an excuse to use the power of the state to exterminate their political/religious enemies?


38 posted on 10/07/2013 1:47:10 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Timber Rattler

Sounds like Obama thinks he’s a Medieval Pope - put the entire Country undeer an INterdict until he gets his way.

The next thing you know he will be snuffing out candles on the White House steps and cursing Cruz, Boehner and the other GOP leaders.

He is such a clown. Only this opponents’ fears inflated his image so menacingly, once they had the guts to stand up to him.


39 posted on 10/07/2013 1:47:57 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: Timber Rattler

Ignore them. Break through the roadblocks and go visit the cemetery. Can you imagine the outrage if a widow was arrested for daring to go lay flowers on her husband’s grave? Think Orval Faubus in Little Rock.

We need to provoke incidents like these ... show the world what kind of childish tantrum this embarrassing adminstration is indulging.

We’ve got the moral high ground on this one. Let’s use it.


40 posted on 10/07/2013 1:49:09 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: vbmoneyspender

“My thread on Saturday got pulled for saying this but the federal employees who are doing this need to be named and shamed. They are just as culpable as Obama is.
What gets rewarded gets repeated. Naming and photoing the actual federal employees who are carrying out the orders issued from on-high will go along way towards encouraging federal employees who are doing this to not act this way again.”

Those feds that are doing this also live nearby, so the locals know who these people are and will remember it, especially in the holls of Tennessee.


41 posted on 10/07/2013 1:51:59 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Timber Rattler

Have you noticed how the federal employees, park guards and local law enforcement types are all claiming they hate it, but they are just doing their jobs. Just like the camp guards in Germany. They were just doing their jobs.
This shows you how easy it is for a tyrant to get away with crimes against citizens. Those that could stand up and say no to an unlawful act just shrug and go along with it. Just doing their jobs they say.


42 posted on 10/07/2013 1:52:14 PM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: MrB
You give them too much credit. We outnumber them thousands to one, and will not sit idly by, waiting for the knock at the door.

/johnny

43 posted on 10/07/2013 1:52:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 9422WMR

That is a very sobering thought.


44 posted on 10/07/2013 1:53:22 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: SandRat

Those crazy crackers from up the hill....


45 posted on 10/07/2013 1:53:36 PM PDT by Tx Angel
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To: Wurlitzer

“Does it take them shooting at us before we begin to fight?”

I’m afraid it does. If a citizen fires upon Federal agents, then Obama’s excuse for martial law is in the bag.

If on the other hand, Federal agents shoot down an unarmed citizen, then.....wait a second.......that’s already happened, hasn’t it?

Be afraid, people, be very afraid.


46 posted on 10/07/2013 1:54:24 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Dick Bachert

Agreed. Regarding your point 1: That was the near exact thought of German industrialists and political power brokers in the very early 1930s regarding Adolph Hitler; that they could control him. And I’m not using this Hitler comparison lightly.


47 posted on 10/07/2013 2:00:12 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Timber Rattler

The truckers headed to DC in October need to take back the White House!


48 posted on 10/07/2013 2:00:27 PM PDT by blondee123 (DICTATORSHIP HAS ARRIVED! Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: Timber Rattler

He absolutely wants a revolution no other president in history would have done this!


49 posted on 10/07/2013 2:01:53 PM PDT by blondee123 (DICTATORSHIP HAS ARRIVED! Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: Timber Rattler

Little mentioned is that those graves are not federally owned.

One of the conditions at the time of the park’s founding was that the families of the people buried there could visit in perpetuity. Not at the whim of the feds.

And they are well aware of it.

This won’t last very long before they back down or there is trouble.

There are some hinky things about the Smokies stemming from the fact that the People of Tennessee and North Carolina with a big assist from the Rockefellers, bought the park. There are things about it that don’t apply in other parks.


50 posted on 10/07/2013 2:02:24 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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