March 29, 2018 at 5:19 am #65895
Yes, 1946 is correct – the Battle of Athens, Tennessee, actually happened – right at the end of WWII. It is why we must continue to have the Second Amendment – contrary to what the senile old former SCOTUS Justice wrote in his NYT editorial the other day. I was blown away by this – because I’d never heard about it, and am at a loss to understand how I never ran across it or was never told about it until today. And my wife, who grew up right next door to Tennessee, never heard of it either – until today. Maybe we’re the only two ignorant people on the planet, but it certainly came as a shock to us. Regardless, it should be a history lesson in every school in the nation, whenever the Bill of Rights is mentioned. But Justice Stevens, the NYT, and the Democratic Party would have us all believe that the 2nd Amendment pertained to conditions that could only happen in the 18th century, and could NEVER happen today. Oooops! They did on August 1-2, 1946 – FAR to close for comfort.
This first video is a dramatic production, and is excellent. Read the text at the beginning and end thoroughly. This one’s only 13 minutes. The 2nd one (only six minutes), is much more documentary, and supplies a couple of alternative “facts,” including who got shot at the ballot box and why. But none of those corrections make any difference as to what actually happened in McMinn County (Athens), Tennessee, in 1946. The relevance to today is chilling.
An interesting article on the event, with considerable background, is at:March 31, 2018 at 1:41 am #65901
GS, Thank you for compiling and posting this. I had heard of the Battle of Athens before, and suppose (wrongly) that most people in the “gun culture” and the “Liberty Culture” would have also heard of it.
Cry, "Treason!"March 31, 2018 at 5:24 am #65902
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LT, as I said in the original post, I’m at a loss to understand how I never heard of it, especially with the history you and I share in a previous forum as well, among other experiences I’ve had. But what’s even more amazing is that not only didn’t my wife know about it despite having grown up right here in Georgia, but even her brother didn’t know either. They were both taught how to not only handle a gun properly starting at age 5, but how to be stunningly accurate as well. Their father knew guns well, and was politically conservative. He fought in WWII, and came home in 1945. Granted, they didn’t have CNN/24/7, but I’d think that kind of thing might have filtered down south just a couple hundred miles – and apparently it did not. He’d definitely have remembered it, and likely passed it along to his son, even if not his daughter. For his son (my brother-in-law) to not know about it, is even more surprising – he’s been “gun literate” (including the political ramifications) all his adult life, and he’s older than I am by a couple of years. Still, it’s amazing to me that I never ran across an article about it in all these years. I’ve also mentioned it to several other people in the past few days, and they’d also never heard of it.
But – that could be a good thing. That means it would have a much more stunning effect on people that didn’t know about it, because it was new information – and therefore the connection to the 2nd Amendment would be all to close in history to comfortably ignore. Heck – even here in my area, we’ve got corruption galore – including voting fraud that I personally experienced and witnessed (both the event and the total cover up, including the Georgia Secretary of State’s office at the time, and the Federal Election Commission). I can honestly see the possibility of an armed citizenry finally saying enough is enough at least at a local level somewhere, and a showdown ensuing. I don’t think it would end nicely, and I suspect some good people would lose at least their freedoms. But IF (and it might be a big “if”) the media covered it honestly, it could be a turning point.
Nice dream, anyway – until I wake up again….April 2, 2018 at 2:23 am #65978
Funny thing, other places, it’s spoken of quite a bit.
Least between us damn Yankees.April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm #67908
That and Bundy Ranch standoff is WHY the 2nd Amendment was created . As time goes on , it is very clear that armed citizens are going to have to assert themselves , because things today are worse than ever . The armed citizen has always been America’s best protection from , crime , and tyranny .
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