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This obscure French pamphlet from 1850 predicted today’s America | TheBlaze.com

January 24, 2014 16 comments

The following quotes come from French classical liberal, economic journalist and legislator Frédéric Bastiat’s 1850 pamphlet, “The Law.”

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This obscure French pamphlet from 1850 predicted todays America

1. It started with “hope and change” ”While society is struggling toward liberty, these famous men who put themselves at its head are filled with the spirit of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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They think only of subjecting mankind to the philanthropic tyranny of their own social inventions. Like Rousseau, they desire to force mankind docilely to bear this yoke of the public welfare that they have dreamed up in their own imaginations…

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Republic or Empire? ~ “Though settled by European kingdoms seeking empires, the United States wasn’t founded to become an empire. Individuals fought against the empire building tyrants until their determination and resolve won independence against all odds. “

March 3, 2013 7 comments

…..History tells us that Imperial Republics fall. We have the examples of Athens and all the other grasping Greek republics that followed her. We have Rome the example always deferred to of a republic that allowed an empire to stifle freedom.

 

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The list however does not end there, we can look at Venice and the various republics of Renaissance Italy, and of course the First Republic of France which was birthed in blood and died in fire. The siren song of empire has seduced republics down through history to trade in their freedom for power which eventually cost them both their freedom and the power.

 

 

 

It is time to re-think America’s international military commitments.

 

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Though settled by European kingdoms seeking empires, the United States wasn’t founded to become an empire. Individuals fought against the empire building tyrants until their determination and resolve won independence against all odds. Then, although the world was filled with despotic kings, our Framers gave us a Republic.

 

 

 

 

 

However, it is worth remembering the exchange that took place between Ben Franklin, the elder statesman of the Constitutional Convention, and an unknown woman. As he left Independence Hall he was asked, “Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy?”

 

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Today’s Toons 3/1/13

March 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Today’s Toons 3/1/13

The Right Reasons ^ | 3/1/13 | pookie18

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2013 6:10:46 AM by pookie18

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THE BATTLE OF ATHENS(Tennessee) [Would FReepers take up arms in the name of Liberty as they did?] | AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

February 21, 2013 263 comments
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[Snip]…There was a group of lesser-known Tennessee Patriots, however, whose efforts to defend Liberty at home in 1946 were no less noble.

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Tennessee Historical Commission marker in Athens, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The marker recalls the “Battle of Athens,” which occurred on August 2, 1946, when local officials locked themselves in the old jail (formerly off-camera to the right), allegedly to fix election results. An armed group of World War II veterans and supporters assembled on the hill to the left and exchanged fire with the authorities in the jail. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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.

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That fight became known as the Battle of Athens…..

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The Battle of Athens, Tennessee 1946… (Gunny G: Most Americans Have Never Heard of This One!)

December 31, 2012 1 comment

The Battle of Athens, Tennessee 1946

 

YouTube ^ | 12/31/2012 | History

 

Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 9:36:54 AM by Bloody Sam Roberts

 

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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.

 

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The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law…..

November 11, 2012 Leave a comment

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.

 

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GUNNY G: “GENUINE” DEMOCRACY VS. REPUBLIC: ANOTHER VALID VIEW…

July 11, 2012 17 comments

GUNNY G: DEMOCRACY VS.  REPUBLIC: ANOTHER VALID VIEW…

The Ruling Faction of America’s Revolutionaries was thoroughly Anti-Democratic.

…..For Americans, there is still one more conceptual barrier to acceptance of genuine democracy. Some founding fathers were genuine democrats, but the winning faction falsely (and self-servingly) equated democracy with mob rule.

Americans are taught to admire the revolutionary founders of their republic.  Americans are not, however, often reminded how averse some of these founders were to the Bill of Rights, how they proceeded to betray their countrymen by establishing the Rothschild-controlled First Bank of the United States.

Most of us have forgotten, or never knew how brutally suppressed popular uprisings, and how close they came, during the Adams presidency, to establishing a dictatorship.

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The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law (Video)

July 2, 2012 Leave a comment
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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.

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Athens crimes stopped by armed residents(GA)

July 2, 2012 1 comment

Athens crimes stopped by armed residents(GA)

augusta.com ^ | 1 July, 2012 | AP

Posted on Monday, July 02, 2012 10:32:53 AM by marktwain

ATHENS, Ga. — Three people in Athens have recently used firearms to interrupt crimes, leading police to say it’s preferable to call 911 if possible.

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THE BATTLE OF ATHENS(Tennessee) [Would FReepers take up arms in the name of Liberty as they did?]

May 14, 2012 3 comments

THE BATTLE OF ATHENS(Tennessee) [Would FReepers take up arms in the name of Liberty as they did?]

Tennessee Historical Commission marker in Athe...

Tennessee Historical Commission marker in Athens, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The marker recalls the “Battle of Athens,” which occurred on August 2, 1946, when local officials locked themselves in the old jail (formerly off-camera to the right), allegedly to fix election results. An armed group of World War II veterans and supporters assembled on the hill to the left and exchanged fire with the authorities in the jail. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Patriot Post ^ | May 3, 2012 | Mark Alexander

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2012 12:31:43 PM by QT3.14

[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…..

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(“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.”) The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law (Video)

March 17, 2012 2 comments

The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law (Video)

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Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 8:01:28 AM by IbJensen

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The Collapse of the American Empire

December 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Yes, Aristotle declared there to be a limit to the size of states: “a limit, as there is to other things, plants, animals, implements; for none of these retain their natural power when they are too large…, but they either wholly lose their nature, or are spoiled,” so he said.

But, really, what the hell did he know? He lived at a time when the entire population of the world was somewhere around 50 million people – about the size of England today – the population of the Greek-speaking city-states, which were not united in a nation, in all may have been 8 million, and Athens, where he lived, considered a large city, would have been under 100,000 people. Limits? He couldn’t even imagine a world (ours) of 6.8 billion, a nation (China) of 1.3 billion, or a city (Tokyo) of 36 million. How is he going to help us?

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The Battle of Athens 2 AUGUST 1946 « ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

November 24, 2011 1 comment

The Battle of Athens 2 AUGUST 1946

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The Battle of Athens

2 AUGUST 1946

I. Introduction

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 – Article 1, Section 26 – recorded their right to keep and bear arms for the common defense. Few “gun control” laws had been enacted.

II. The Setting

These Americans were Tennesseeans of McMinn County, located between Chattanooga and Knoxville, in Eastern Tennessee. The two main towns were Athens and Etowah.

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Shocking Forbes Article: What Greece Really Needs is a Military Coup

November 2, 2011 Leave a comment

“Instead of pouring euros down the drain, it would be much wiser for Germany to sponsor a military coup and solve the problem that way.” No, this extract is not from a fascist blog. It is from Forbes magazine and it’s just another one of the provocative articles that follow this insane ongoing anti-Greece campaign of international media.

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Alabama Billboard Hopes to Reach Potential Idiots Before 2012 Election (hee hee hee)

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

A billboard Athens, Alabama reaches out to potential idiots. WHNT reported:

The corner of Capshaw and East Limestone Road hardly qualifies as a bustling intersection, but a nearby billboard has been getting the area attention.

The billboard reads, “If you voted for our current president in 2008 to prove you weren’t a racist, please vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you’re not an idiot. Thank you . . . Concerned Citizens of America.”

But they aren’t the only citizens that are concerned.

Local resident Lee Daniels says, “To make the statement that a vote for 2012 to prove you’re not an idiot, well that was saying, in my opinion, that whoever voted for him in ’08 was an idiot, and that’s just really inflammatory.”

Not everyone takes the billboard so seriously though.

Area resident Brandon Fall fall says, “I think it’s hilarious. I agree with every bit of it, and it makes my day every time I drive by it.”…..

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Controversial Billboard Stirs Conversation Billboard about President gets people talking in Athens.

August 2, 2011 1 comment

The corner of Capshaw and East Limestone Road hardly qualifies as a bustling intersection, but a nearby billboard has been getting the area attention.

The billboard reads, “If you voted for our current president in 2008 to prove you weren’t a racist, please vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you’re not an idiot. Thank you . . . Concerned Citizens of America.”

But they aren’t the only citizens that are concerned.

Local resident Lee Daniels says, “To make the statement that a vote for 2012 to prove you’re not an idiot, well that was saying, in my opinion, that whoever voted for him in ’08 was an idiot, and that’s just really inflammatory.”

Not everyone takes the billboard so seriously though.

Area resident Brandon Fall fall says, “I think it’s hilarious. I agree with every bit of it, and it makes my day every time I drive by it.”

So who put up the billboard?

The owner of the ad space tells WHNT News 19 the concerned citizens paid for the billboard with cash up front. He could not pass along contact info.

The mysterious group leaves people with a lot of questions.

Daniels asks, “Who are they? Are they part of the tea party? Are they Republicans? Are they disappointed Democrats? Or are they just a large group of upset citizens who don’t like the way the economy or the presidency has been run so far?”

They also have different motivations for finding them.

Fall says they are, “Pretty elusive, I guess, but I’d be in that group, if I knew where it was.”

It doesn’t matter what side you take on the billboard; it’s hard to ignore.

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Confederate Memorial Day

April 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Confederate Memorial Day

Confederate Memorial Day

By Calvin E. Johnson Jr. Full Story

imageKennesaw, Ga-The original Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be on display tomorrow Tuesday, April 26, 2011, Confederate Memorial Day, in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library {on the 3rd floor of the Main Library} at the University of Georgia, in Athens. See details

Ideal Memorial Day for Atlanta Confederates. Thin lines of Gray-Clad soldiers of the sixties were met with enthusiastic applause all along the route of the parade.—April 27, 1909, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution.

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Georgia Lawmaker Is Asked: When Will Someone Shoot Obama?

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Talk about lack of civility. Georgia Rep. Paul Broun couldn’t have expected this question as he opened the floor for discussion at a recent town hall meeting in the college town of Athens.

One unidentified man in the crowd reportedly asked him: “Who’s going to shoot Obama?”The Republican lawmaker said Friday he was “stunned” by the remark and chose “not to dignify it with a response.”

He said the culprit was an elderly man in the audience.

An Athens Banner-Herald reporter covering the event Tuesday couldn’t make out the precise wording in the crowded Oglethorpe Couty Commission chamber, but heard the laughter that followed it. There is some dispute about what exactly happened next.

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