The Battle of Athens, TN USA in 1946

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Joe Lyddon

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03-24-2012 06:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: valuable political information voter fraud constitution battle of athens

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#1 posted 03-24-2012 08:17 PM

Hi Joe,
This all but forgotten TRUE story has gone VIRAL as of late. It is the PERFECT illustration as to why the founders gave us the 2nd Amendment.

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#2 posted 03-24-2012 09:54 PM

Three cheers for You-Tube…..for providing a medium by which these informative film clips can be viewed so easily. And for certain features in the Lumberjocks site that promote good, clean, respectful discussion.
Thanks for posting. I never knew of this incident!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 03-24-2012 11:07 PM


I didn’t know it existed either… until a friend, Darrell, emailed it to me…

After I saw it, I felt SO GOOD about it, I just HAD to pass it on to others…

....That’s a way to handle a problem like that… rather than waiting for courts, etc. etc. to take it, get paid off, and Forget it!

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#4 posted 03-24-2012 11:56 PM

Joe I did not know that had happened Thank you for posting this.

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 07:32 AM

I saw this on YOU TUBE last week, not anything mentioned about this in History classes in school.

We read and hear about the voter corruption in 3rd World Countries almost daily anymore and Dictatorships being overthrown by local rebels and it seems so foreign to read that it actually happened here in the Good Ole USA.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#6 posted 03-25-2012 07:53 AM

I see that you did tell everybody Joe. After seeing the youtube clip I went checking to see if this news was reported by the press of the day and found out that indeed it had.

See Time, 12 August 1946, p. 20; Newsweek, 12 Aug 1946, p. 31 and 9 September 1946, p. 38).

Here is a link to one account of the incident:

Have a look at the New York Times editorial comments. Some things have never changed.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#7 posted 03-25-2012 07:49 PM


Son of a gun… I thought I had posted THAT too… Somehow, I slipped up!

I sure meant to post it…

Thank you for catching that and posting it….


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#8 posted 03-25-2012 08:33 PM

Wow. I do not think I ever heard of that incident. I sent it on to friends/family. Thanks.


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