By Rip McIntosh
The Battle of Athens that occurred in August 1946 is sometimes called the McMinn County War. It was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee against the local government. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of predatory policing, police brutality, political corruption, and voter intimidation.
Many are completely unaware of this event that took place in Athens, TN. Many did not know an armed revolt on American soil by WWII veterans ever took place during our lifetime.
Now the second amendment should be a little clearer to everyone.
This movie lasts less than four minutes and is well worth the time. The production was old fashioned, but it tells a true story. A very sobering video to say the least.