Jan 11, 2013

Watch "American Story" Streaming Online Free

Well would you look at that! Someone uploaded a really great made for TV movie called "American Story" about the Battle of Athens in 1946 to the Internet Archive. If you haven't heard of the Battle of Athens, here is a description of it from Wikipedia:

The Battle of Athens (sometimes called the McMinn County War) was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of political corruption and voter intimidation. The event is sometimes cited by firearms ownership advocates as an example of the value of the Second Amendment in combating tyranny.
Just as it says in the description, the Battle of Athens is an excellent example of why the founding fathers of the Constituion gave us the 2nd Amendment. It is in there to give power to the people in the face of a corrupt, and tyrannical government. It absolutely has NOTHING to do with hunting or sport shooting. Don't think so? Let's ask one of the framers of the constitution, Thomas Jefferson:

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.-Thomas Jefferson

Well, the people of Athens and Etowah Tennessee were opressed by Paul Cantrell and they were sick of it. They tried to unseat him in a legitimate election, but when Cantrell and his goons tried to stop it and rig the election, the people armed themselves and fought back. Check out the movie:

Did you like it? If so, please share this page with everyone you know that supports the 2nd Amendment, and never want to see it taken away!

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