The Battle of Athens (1946 – USA)

How dare we accept tyranny?


I. Introduction

On 2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force 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. These Americans had a choice. Their state’s Constitution – Article 1, Section 26 – recorded their right to keep and bear arms for the common defense. Few “gun control” laws had been enacted.

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About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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One Response to The Battle of Athens (1946 – USA)

  1. Carla J. Hammond says:

    A lawsuit against a school district will not make anyone rich, nor is it fast. When parents have to resort to suing a school district, it’s not about the money, it’s about the rights of the child that has been discriminated on. Sometimes it’s the only way to make them listen and do what is right.
    My son was born with cerebral palsy and it was a fight with the district from kindergarten to high school. I would advise any parent that is being spoken to with a lack of respect to take legal action right away, do not wait for years, it doesn’t get better until they are forced to make a change. We kept waiting for them to do the right thing, thinking all the meetings, phone calls, outside evaluations, etc would educate the educators, but they didn’t want to change. Every advancement we ever made took valuable time away from our son’s education. Go ahead and do it, make them do the right thing. My son also used a walker, we had the same type of problems with the district, they wanted him to wear a helmet, and so on. He didn’t need a helmet, sure he fell down, just like any other child. He started walking at age 9, but if he’d been in a wheel chair, I’m convinced that would have never happened. I doubt that anyone can understand what this young mother is going through, unless they have experienced it first hand.

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