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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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To: Timber Rattler

NOT NEAR ENOUGH.


51 posted on 10/07/2013 2:02:38 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: blondee123

It needs to be a local uprising and at the moment no one there seems willing to push back. Hopefully upping the ante like this will get folks more motivated.


52 posted on 10/07/2013 2:06:13 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: freeangel

Marshall Law? Who’s he? ;)


53 posted on 10/07/2013 2:08:06 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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

“Is that like the Marshall Plan?”

Or is it more like Marshall amplifiers?


54 posted on 10/07/2013 2:09:37 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: Timber Rattler

We are getting close to the point where a siege of DC is in order.


55 posted on 10/07/2013 2:15:39 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: freeangel

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

Try enforcing that up in those mountains. Luckily for the Feds those Scots-Irish are such a quiet, peace-loving people that don’t carry an ounce of revenge in their bodies.


56 posted on 10/07/2013 2:18:28 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
“That’s what the WON wants—can you say Marshall Law?”

“Is that like the Marshall Plan?”

Or is it more like Marshall amplifiers?

Only the ones that go to 11.


57 posted on 10/07/2013 2:20:20 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Timber Rattler

I’m sure they still think is Ted Cruz’s fault. Or Bush’s.


58 posted on 10/07/2013 2:23:58 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: dljordan

Try enforcing that up in those mountains. Luckily for the Feds those Scots-Irish are such a quiet, peace-loving people that don’t carry an ounce of revenge in their bodies
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I read that there were more Scots-Irish in the revolutionary war than any other group, which I thought was pretty neat. My paternal ancestors were Scots-Irish.


59 posted on 10/07/2013 2:26:31 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: elcid1970

Ohio State.

Anyways, didn’t they pass last year or the year before to allow drone attacks on US citizens that they deemed a threat to the US government?

I think Bammy is waiting to declare martial law and start droning the those anarchists that don’t tow the line.


60 posted on 10/07/2013 2:27:16 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: freeangel
That’s what the WON wants—can you say Marshall Law?

No, but I can say "martial law."

By the way, "marshal" is spelled with one "l."

61 posted on 10/07/2013 2:28:58 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: elcid1970
Be afraid, people, be very afraid.

No. I refuse to go through life afraid. Let the government fear. They can only kill me once.

/johnny

62 posted on 10/07/2013 2:32:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: esoxmagnum
Too many of us, not enough drones. Do the numbers. Or have you already assumed the position?

/johnny

63 posted on 10/07/2013 2:34:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: GreyFriar

This is intended to provoke uprisings that can be crushed.


64 posted on 10/07/2013 2:35:02 PM PDT by zot
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To: JRandomFreeper

If the drones started attacking citizens of the USA I would be hunting drone operators.


65 posted on 10/07/2013 2:39:54 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: zot
Uprisings in unarmed nations are fairly easy to crush. In a heavily armed nation? Not so much.

/johnny

66 posted on 10/07/2013 2:48:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jimpick
Lots of people would.

/johnny

67 posted on 10/07/2013 2:49:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: blondee123

Agree.


68 posted on 10/07/2013 2:50:09 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: Timber Rattler

I believe Romney defeated Zero by a 72-26 margin in Blount County. This is Jarrett’s ‘payback’...


69 posted on 10/07/2013 2:54:38 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: freeangel
—can you say Marshall Law?

I'll see his marshall law and raise him a second amendment. If all hell breaks loose, then 50-60 MILLION American gun owners will take to arms. I wouldn't want to be in support of any Democrat politician if that happens.

There's a TON more of us than there are of them.

70 posted on 10/07/2013 2:55:12 PM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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To: elcid1970

The fact that they were able to shoot a BLACK woman down in cold blood without a peep from Sharpton or Jackson speaks VOLUMES...


71 posted on 10/07/2013 3:03:26 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

We can’t cower in fear or America and our freedoms are already dead. Instead we need to stand up with mass civil disobediance. If Obama declares martial law and suspends the elections then we need to all rise up and ensure that his rule ends like Caucescues


72 posted on 10/07/2013 3:06:12 PM PDT by dschapin
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To: SandRat

“Conferate Mountain Honkys”

I think “Rebel Mountain Honkies” would be more appropriate as at the present time they aren’t confederated with anyone. The mountain people were mostly union I believe while their Middle Tennessee cousins were CSA.


73 posted on 10/07/2013 3:15:20 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: I want the USA back

“This is all ordered by the big guy.”

Nah, he a meat puppet.


74 posted on 10/07/2013 3:16:06 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: IronJack
"Think Orval Faubus in Little Rock."

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

My heart agrees with you, but my mind remembers the end result of Faubus trying to block school integration as in the 101st Airborne enforcing the government's directive. If Ike used the military, do not think for a minute that the Regime would hesitate to do so.

75 posted on 10/07/2013 3:16:15 PM PDT by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The citizens of this country have a lot of guns, but they are not organized, and local uprisings will be crushed by overwhelming force — armored vehicles, machine guns, armed drones and helicopters.


76 posted on 10/07/2013 3:23:52 PM PDT by zot
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To: vbmoneyspender

Here you go:

“A single person shut down the entire U.S. government for the first time in 17 years.

Not a congressman, but an unelected woman named Sylvia Burwell”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3075546/posts?page=15


77 posted on 10/07/2013 3:26:32 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: zot
Still not enough government goons. And Americans organize pretty quickly.

Our military might had problems with a few Taliban in Afghanistan. They will have more trouble here.

/johnny

78 posted on 10/07/2013 3:26:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: caver; Truth29

PING

Post #77


79 posted on 10/07/2013 3:28:07 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: freeangel

80 posted on 10/07/2013 3:30:18 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("The only place that the left hasn't placed the blame is on their agenda..." -Sarah Palin)
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To: Uncle Miltie

No. No mass civil disobedience. Why give them what they want? They’ve been pushing this for a while.

NO. Not yet.


81 posted on 10/07/2013 3:30:24 PM PDT by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Have always said that when it does hit the fan and Americans go at each other again ... it will all depend on where a majority of our Military people stand and whom our Military people stand with; the People or the elites.


82 posted on 10/07/2013 3:38:22 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Timber Rattler

How come Obama & Biden haven’t been kicked out of their ‘Federally owned properties”???


83 posted on 10/07/2013 3:42:13 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: zot
The citizens of this country have a lot of guns, but they are not organized, and local uprisings will be crushed by overwhelming force — armored vehicles, machine guns, armed drones and helicopters.

Don't be so sure.

There are millions of us who know what's at stake, and that in the great scheme of things, giving our lives to advance freedom even a millimeter is worth the sacrifice.

The guys in all armored vehicles aren't as clever, or as determined as we are. We are fighting for our homes, our families, our children, our grandchildren. In short, we are fighting against them, and for America.

I'm with us, the Teaparty, and we will beat the shit out of them.

84 posted on 10/07/2013 3:42:51 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: vbmoneyspender

ARMED NSF rangers with ARMED U S Marshals raided a camp with horse endurance riders at midnight in the Talledega National Forest over the weekend.

Permits for the horse event were issued & paid for months ago.

They ordered every horse, rider, truck & trailer to be packed up & removed-—at MIDNIGHT!!!

IMO, they are lucky someone didn’t shoot them.

What these rangers don’t realize is that they also live in our neighborhoods. Sooner of later, they will become pariahs of their own making.

Obama will be gone one day, but their neighbors will continue to remember their actions.


85 posted on 10/07/2013 3:45:50 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: buckalfa
If Ike used the military, do not think for a minute that the Regime would hesitate to do so.

Look where it got Faubus.

86 posted on 10/07/2013 3:51:38 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: ridesthemiles

All the more reason to identify each of these Obama foot soldiers. Take their pictures, post their names, make them think about what they are doing.


87 posted on 10/07/2013 4:09:06 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: ridesthemiles

I wonder how many of those ‘rangers’ are intelligent enough to realize that the patient man generally gets the last laugh.


88 posted on 10/07/2013 4:34:45 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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To: zot

No way they have the power to crush any uprising.


89 posted on 10/07/2013 5:23:05 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: zot
History has shown that organized revolts can be crushed. Guerrilla tactics are much more effective historically.
90 posted on 10/07/2013 5:28:20 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: vbmoneyspender
the federal employees who are doing this need to be named and shamed. 

At least in Saddam's regime, they had the decency of covering their faces when they they tormented their neighbors and friends.

-PJ

91 posted on 10/07/2013 5:42:53 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: who knows what evil?

You nailed it! The two biggest loudmouth race pimps are just as quiet as churchmice in the gunning down of an unarmed black woman by this regime.

Thanks for the reminder!


92 posted on 10/07/2013 6:08:19 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: freeangel
can you say Marshall Law?

Yeah, but I can also say Martial law which is what you really mean. Sorry, I am picky that way. Marshall is a civilian law enforcement officer, Martial means military force.

93 posted on 10/07/2013 6:20:59 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Lockbox
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?

This is what will inevitably happen. This is why all the ammo was purchased, the NDAA was passed and why the very underreported standoff between the DHS/TSA and Texas took place. I believe that certain powers in Washington, rightly or wrongly, anticipate a secession movement. I think Obama fantasizes about sending federal troops into a state that has the backbone to finally say 'Enough!'

I think this is beyond scoring political points. Well beyond, and very dangerous.

94 posted on 10/08/2013 4:39:18 PM PDT by Cap74 (You can disagree with me. You can attack me. Do not lie to me.)
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To: dljordan
I think “Rebel Mountain Honkies” would be more appropriate as at the present time they aren’t confederated with anyone. The mountain people were mostly union I believe while their Middle Tennessee cousins were CSA.

Sevier County had a Mountain Rebel General :>} My wife's GG Uncle LOL. He was at the Battle of Murfreesboro.

95 posted on 10/10/2013 12:55:54 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: libstripper

Nonviolent rebellion works with a Christian culture. It isn’t successful against an antichristian culture. They merely perceive it as weakness and like pearls before swine will likely become enraged to commit atrocities with impunity.


96 posted on 10/10/2013 1:05:53 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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