The United States (Joseph Farah-World Net Daily) – Are private firearms really necessary in society run by representative government?
After all, the police are there to protect us from criminals. And the politicians serve the interests of the people.
A small-scale example of how so-called “representative government” and the rule of law broke down took place in 1946 at what became known as “The Battle of Athens.”
For a decade before World War II and afterward, a corrupt political machine ran the town. But veterans returning from the war didn’t like what they found in their hometown. So they fielded opposition candidates for sheriff and state senate.
But the machine politicians seized the ballot boxes to ensure they would not be ousted by a popular political vote.
The vets grabbed what today would be called “assault weapons” – you know, the kind that shoot one round at a time while another round enters the chamber, just like 90 percent of today’s firearms.
They surrounded the town jail where the ballot boxes were being secured. When the machine politicians refused to turn over the ballot boxes, the veterans blew up the jail and took possession of the ballots.