“In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea. With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me. As he died to make men holy let us die to make men free. His truth is marching on.” – The Battle Hymn of the Republic, a Union Marching Song
“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” ―
“Give me liberty or give me death.” ―
Are we headed to a second American Revolution to restore our Constitutional Republic?
In a column titled “Is America Headed Toward a Second Civil War?” I wrote:
There are multiple indicators that America is headed toward a second Civil War.
This new Civil War is not about the Southern states secession from the Republic. Rather this new Civil War is about those who want to fundamentally transform America. It’s between those who embrace liberty against those who are hell bent on imposing a tyrannical government upon American citizens.
It is in essence a battle between patriots and tyrants.
The Battle of Athens
The Battle of Athens was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens, Tennessee against their local government on August 1st, 1946.
The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of predatory policing, police brutality, political corruption, and voter intimidation.
A plaque commemorating the Battle of Athens reads:
The Battle of Athens was an armed revolt that gained national attention. Attempting to end the control of an entrenched political machine, World War II veterans used force to ensure that on the day of local elections in 1946 every vote “was counted as cast.”
After local authorities locked themselves and the ballot boxes in the jail, veterans suspicious of foul play gathered weapons and ammunition and exchanged fire from this hill upon the jail, which once stood across the street.
The besieged authorities surrendered. At a meeting in the courthouse, the interim government was set up, followed by the election of the veterans’ slate.
Are patriots ready for another Battle of Athens?
Republicans are willing to ‘take the law into their own hands’
The Hill reports:
About 47 percent of Republicans believe that a time will come when “patriotic Americans have to take the law into their own hands,” according to a George Washington University poll on Americans’ faith in election systems and democratic values.
The GW Politics Poll, conducted among more than 1,700 registered voters from June 4 to June 23 and released this week, found that support for principles like free and fair elections, free speech and peaceful protest were nearly unanimous among Democratic and Republican voters. Approximately 55 percent of GOP respondents, however, said they support the potential use of force to preserve the “traditional American way of life,” compared to just 15 percent of Democrats.
Only 9 percent of Democrats agreed with the statement that “a time will come when patriotic Americans have to take the law into their own hands.”
The Second American Revolution – Patriots vs. Tyrants
A new ABC News/Ipsos poll found that 55% of respondents say they are pessimistic about the direction of the country for the next 12 months. This is significant because it represents a nearly 20 percentage point drop in the same poll that was taken in May, when 36% of Americans were pessimistic and 64% were optimistic about the nation’s future. Declines in optimism were from Republicans, independents, and Democrats.
It is only a matter of time before there is a second American Revolution.
This new American Revolution will be between patriots and tyrants.
The goal of the tyrants is to destroy America as a Constitutional Republic. The goal of patriots is to protect and defend our Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. We are now seeing that the Democrat Party is a domestic enemy of the people.
The methodology of the tyrant is to rewrite history, e.g. Critical Race Theory, and literally tear down historical memorials to keep the young from understanding America’s true history, especially the American Revolution.
The more government tries to take control the more the people will push back against it.
Violence may be necessary to restore our freedoms. As Thomas Jefferson wrote:
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
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