Skip to comments.Battle of Athens: The Forgotten History of the Tennessee Rebellion Against Local Government
Posted on 08/04/2020 6:41:01 PM PDT by ammodotcom
The beginning of August marked the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Athens. Although little remembered, the uprising demonstrated three fundatmental truths to a T:
1. Firearms are instrumental to the preservation of human rights; 2. Impassioned natives will always trump mercenaries; and 3. Never get between a Southerner and his drink.
The corrupt county political machine was Run by DEMOCRATS btw.
Proud moment in Tennessee history!
Why you think it be forgotten?
Greatest story never told!
Another of the great American stories never told is the one about Smedley Butler in 1932. If you dont know the story, you are missing a monster part of our history! Another one they do not want us to know about!!
I read the story about Butler. How is that not an integral part of American History, regardless of politics??
Now, can it be done on a national level?
Do we still have men and women of the character and integrity of those combat veterans who will take the action required?
Or have we become so pussified that well just roll over and expose our jugular because if we stand up for whats right, we will be called not nice by the left. We cant have that!!! How will we ever reason with them then?
I never even heard of it.
Its not something likely to be taught in public school history classes, and my public school days were a LONG time ago.
Never heard of that one either.
Battle of Athens and
If you went to public schools in the 40s, it was more in line with Current Events. If you went to public schools in the 50s, the history books dealt more with World history or U.S. history from events that happened 50 years prior and just touched on newer historical events such as the Great Depression. Even if not taught in schools, adults passed down the stories if you live in E. TN (no where comparable to Middle TN or West TN). Public schools in Tennessee used to teach a class of Tennessee history in the high schools.
Some history that homeschoolers probably would never see and likely would be interested in.
Also, ping to post 11 where another battle is mentioned.
I am ashamed to admit that I did not know about Major General Butler but I’m grateful to you that I do now. I’m going to ask Sam to see if he thinks the fella deserves his own article on our site. Thank you!
I went to public high school in the ‘00s, and the words “Korean War” were not once mentioned in my history classes (if you could call them that). Not to lob conspiracies willy-nilly, but I suspect that has something to do with which side the communists were on.
It is a famous event.
Definitely did not learn about it in school.
Its not an integral part of American history because of the role that Prescott Bush played in attempting to overthrow a US president.
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