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Anyone heard of the 2nd Amendment battle in Athens tenn.

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Anyone ever hear of the 2nd. Amendment Armed Revolt of Athens tennessee which reportedly happened in 1946?

My mistake, It wasn't a battle it was a revolt!!!!
 
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Found this. Dose not appear to be a "2nd Amendment" revolt, more like a revolt against a corrupt local government. Shades of things to come? Lead by veterans. The "Oath Keepers" were alive and well even back then!



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Athens, Tennessee: The uprising was led by ex-GIs recently returned from battle, to discover dishonest election tactics and corrupt and crooked local government. Having seen first-hand, Tennessee blood spilled and Tennessee lives lost in the battle for freedom, these patriotic veterans weren't about to knuckle under to the special interests. Certain insiders, for their own profit and benefit, had taken control of the small community of Athens, a town of about 7600 people.


The violence started on election day when a poll watcher was attacked and thrown through a glass door. The town folks, already agitated, became incensed. They went home and returned with pistols, shotguns and whatever weapons they could lay their hands on. The incumbents and "insiders" had recruited extra deputies from neighboring cities and counties but they were no match for the now armed and angry citizens of McMinn County. Sheriff Pat Mansfield and State Senator Paul Cantrell, along with others, fled the scene. Twenty-five deputys retreated to the jail which was surrounded and fired upon by the civillian army.


At 4:00 A.M. the next morning, the "25" surrendered their arms and came out with hands up. Although a cry went up to "hang 'em", cooler heads prevailed. The "25" were taken to the edge of town, stripped naked and told not to come back.


The upshot was the incumbent and "insider-clique" were out. The slate backed by the citizens and supported by the GI patriots was officially certified victorious by State authorities in Nashville.


Thus, a new sheriff, trustee, register of deeds, circuit court clerk and county court clerk were seated (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans). All were new, all were honest and freely elected. The year was 1946. In 1948, a city council / county commission form of government, one of the first in the state of Tennessee was created. Athens prospered and grew and today has more than doubled in population.


Revolt in Athens, Tennessee - The Lawful Path
 

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Thanx, Makes me kinda wonder if the same could happen in todays politics??


Yes it can and likely will if things continue down the path we are headed. There is a breaking point. There will come a time when enough people get fed up with the garbage and say enough is enough. It can be headed off, but that is unlikely. It is a path that many have traveled in the past, few have ever turned back. It will not be pretty.
 

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Anyone ever hear of the 2nd. Amendment Armed Revolt of Athens tennessee which reportedly happened in 1946?
Yup ..... there was a thread on the DailyPaul that had a clip from the movie posted a while back ..... posted below for your viewing pleasure:

 

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“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent
revoluton inevitable” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I don't think it is going to start out as a revolt, it will start as a very ugly and bloody, civil war. The revolt will grow from that. We already know which side this administration will take if this starts. They may be even trying to instigate it.
 

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I don't think it is going to start out as a revolt, it will start as a very ugly and bloody, civil war. The revolt will grow from that.
I disagree - it will start as a revolt - against the government itself.

In fact, it actually has already started .... it, for the most part, just has not turned generally violent at this point.
 

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I disagree - it will start as a revolt - against the government itself.get

In fact, it actually has already started .... it, for the most part, just has not turned generally violent at this point.


It does not really matter, now does it? It will likely turn violent sooner than later. The government of what ever country we have become will likely fire the first shot. Their agents are out there stirring the pot daily.

Sad times.
 

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You guys talk about that at parties:confused:

Not usually, Usually we do a-lot of joking and clowning around but someone brought politics in the mix last night and this subject came up. Personally, I have never heard about it until lastnight.
 
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