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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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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

 

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

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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 (Tennesee)

May 5, 2012 1 comment

The Battle of Athens (Tennesee)

The Patriot Post ^ | May 3, 2012 | Mark Alexander

Posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 8:21:11 PM by MrsPatriot

As a direct descendent of Tennessee Patriots who were veterans of every major conflict in defense of American Liberty from the American Revolution forward, I stand in awe of my home state’s distinguished list of Patriot sons and daughters. From 19th-century notables like Andrew Jackson*, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Nathan Bedford Forrest** and Sam Davis, to a long list of 20th-century Patriots headed by Alvin York, warriors from the “Volunteer State” have distinguished themselves in battle with honor and courage.

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The Battle of Athens

April 2, 2012 2 comments

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

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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 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 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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