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The battle of ATHENS TENNESSEE 1946

  1. Jan 23, 2007 #1
    As Recently As 1946, American Citizens Were
    Forced To Take Up Arms As A Last Resort
    Against Corrupt Government Officials

    http://www.jpfo.org/athens.htm

    On August 1-2, 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force as a last resort 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.

    sounds like a real live boss hogg type tryed to steal an election
    and the citizens fought an armed rebellion ended by bombing the local jail

    why is this action not taught in schools?
    where is the movie about this?
     
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