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  • The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law

    03/10/2014 3:43:02 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies
    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.
  • County Board Calls Patriots Cop Killers

    01/14/2014 2:12:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | January 14, 2014 | Tad Cronn
    In Trinity County, California, a rural area with one traffic light, no freeways and less than 14,000 population according to the Census, the community may be small but the politics get just as nasty and underhanded as in any big city. A local group of Patriot activists has been wrestling with the County Board of Supervisors over a range of issues, culminating in a citizen-driven effort to recall the board's five members and place voter initiatives on the ballot. In response, the Board of Supervisors did what every responsible political body does when its constituency exercises its constitutional right to...
  • The Battle Of Athens Or How Common Citizens Removed A Corrupt Government From Their County.

    05/20/2013 5:53:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Wake Up America ^ | May 20, 2013
    The Battle of Athens (sometimes called the McMinn County War) was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of political corruption and voter intimidation. Here is what happened: Following World War II in 1946, violence erupted when returning American soldiers discovered their Tennessee county had been taken over by political corruption. Their plan to take it back involved bullets—lots of bullets—and dynamite. Why Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee became a battleground was due to Paul Cantrell,...
  • Flashback: CBS's 'An American Story' Highlighted Need for Second Amendment

    02/16/2013 5:37:27 PM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | February 16, 2013 | Dan Gagliasso
    A television movie like An American Story couldn't get greenlit today. In fact, it's still surprising the Hallmark Hall of Fame and CBS joint production actually got broadcast back in 1992.  Yet this fictionalization of the Battle of Athens, the last and best modern example of American citizens forcefully asserting their Second Amendment rights, was actually shown only 21 years ago. The telepicture earned two Primetime Emmy nominations, one for music and another for cinematography.This well made TV movie, starring Brad Johnson and directed by John Gray, depicted the last time in modern American history when a large group of...

    08/06/2012 5:13:05 AM PDT · by RichSr · 9 replies
    I saw this on line on a different website, and I I think every forum should see this! Modern Malitia Movement The Battle Of Athens | American History Lives at American Heritage In McMinn County, Tennessee, in the early 1940s, the question was not if you farmed, but where you farmed. Athens, the county seat, lay between Knoxville and ...
  • THE BATTLE OF ATHENS(Tennessee) [Would FReepers take up arms in the name of Liberty as they did?]

    05/14/2012 9:31:43 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | May 3, 2012 | Mark Alexander
    [Snip]...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.
  • Voter Fraud : The Battle Of Athens,Tennessee 1946

    03/19/2012 2:23:07 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mar. 19, 2012 | swampsniper
    This, no doubt, has been posted before, but for those who haven't seen it here it is again.Odds are it wasn't discussed in your high school history class, unless you're older than dirt.
  • Battle of Athens, TN 1946. GI's take up arms against corruption/shock the nation!

    04/23/2009 8:01:12 PM PDT · by freemike · 52 replies · 2,655+ views
    American Heritage ^ | 4/23/09 | FreeMike
    The GIs came home to find that a political machine had taken over their Tennessee county. What they did about it astounded the nation.AmericanHeritageIf you're in a hurry, here's the shorter versionThe American Heritage version is long but worth the read!Libertas
  • The Battle of Athens, TN (August 2, 1946)

    11/16/2007 10:31:50 AM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies · 573+ views
    On 2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest, open elections. For years they had asked for state or Federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud -- forged ballots, secret ballot counts, and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies -- by the local political boss. They got no help. These Americans' absolute refusal to knuckle-under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government. These Americans had a choice. Their state's Constitution...
  • The Battle of Athens, Tennessee

    02/24/2004 7:44:40 PM PST · by philetus · 13 replies · 304+ views
    As Recently As 1946, American Citizens Were Forced To Take Up Arms As A Last Resort Against Corrupt Government Officials. Published in Guns & Ammo October 1995, pp. 50-51 On August 1-2, 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force as a last resort to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest open elections. For years they had asked for state or federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud (forged ballots, secret ballot counts and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies) by the local political boss. They got no help. These Americans' absolute refusal to knuckle under had been...