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http://www.americanheritage.com/article ... 2_72.shtml

Those are both great reads about the power of armed citizens to insure justice.

disclaimer: I am in no way advocating any sort of revolution or violence as a means to a political end, I am simply pointing out that it has worked in the past
 

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You should go read the story of Phenix City, AL... It's a similar tale of corruption in America... where anything, flesh... murder, could have been bought for the right price.

It is rumored that Patton once said he intended to line the bank of the Chattahoochee with his tanks and shell the town because of all the assualts & murders of GI's in the town.

The tipping point was the assassination of the Attorney General-elect -- after that the Governor declared martial law, brought in the Nat. Guard and cleansed the place.
 

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That would make a good movie, politics, violence, freedom from tyranny. Coming Soon...

Athens
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Michael Bay

Starring
Clint Eastwood
Robert Duval
Harrison Ford
Samual L. Jackson
 

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Why not? It was certainly called for in this instance. The ballot box had failed.

A good friend of mine from the military grew up there and lives there now. When I first read about this story, I thought it was BS, but it turns out his Dad knew some of the people involved, including the corrupt politicians.
 

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If you ask people along the street about the election of August 1946, they will point up White Street and mumble something vague about a shoot-out. There are no signs or monuments to commemorate the event; people have forgotten or do not wish to remember. But the graying manager of a local store, a friendly sort and so gentle with his grandchildren, squeezed off round after round at the jail that night. And the driver snoozing behind the wheel of his cab, not really caring whether he catches a fare or not, helped wrap and toss the deadly bundles of dynamite that sailed through the night air. You can bet they remember.
 

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Great read.

Insignificant trivia: Athens, TN is the home of the greatest producer of dairy products in the world (at least what I have seen of it)......Mayfields.

When we moved back south (from Virginia, they aren't really southern no matter what they say...at least not the ones that live there now) this was what we had missed the most, Mayfields. That and Krystals.
 

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That would make a good movie, politics, violence, freedom from tyranny. Coming Soon...

Athens
directed by
Michael Bay

Starring
Clint Eastwood
Robert Duval
Harrison Ford
Samual L. Jackson
"I'm tired of all these mother :censored: corrupt politicians in this mother :censored: plane!
 

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Good read.
It reminds me of the old saying- soap box,ballot box,jury box,cartridge box.

disclaimer: I am in no way advocating any sort of revolution or violence as a means to a political end, I am simply pointing out that it has worked in the past

It has worked in the past and will work in the future.
Above my desk hanging on the wall is a large painting -- The Battle of Lexington * April 19, 1775. I look at it often, Damn these were giants among men!

Thanks for posting this story, it gives me hope and fans the FIRE as well.
 
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