Why didn't I learn about this in US History?

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by gsusnake, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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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
     
  2. AeroShooter

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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.
     

  3. slabertooch

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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
     
  4. Marikhal

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    Fail! :|



    :p
     
  5. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    I'm going to pretend he said Michael Mann. That's a much better choice.
     
  6. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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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.
     
  7. AV8R

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    Inspirational. :wink:
     
  8. Guest

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    Then, pwnage FTW.

    Today, National Guard on site in the hour, jail time, loss of permit, etc.
     
  9. Thorsen

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    They are called the greatest generation for a reason.
     
  10. Malum Prohibitum

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  11. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    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.
     
  12. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    "I'm tired of all these mother :censored: corrupt politicians in this mother :censored: plane!
     
  13. merlock

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    Good story! =D>

    Good find, snake! :righton:
     
  14. luke0927

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    did use go to guvrnment skools too :cry:
     
  15. Sgt.B

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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.