Who might have wanted this story to go away?
Exactly why citizens must have guns . Great story . Thanks for writing.
Great series; if you continue in history writing I'd like to see an account of the Wilmington Coup of 1898, the only similar case to the Battle of Athens I've seen.
It was totally worth the wait! This would make an excellent film. Netflix, where are you?!? The context of how you have viewed history is quite important too. We might have not paid good attention before, but we better be paying attention now. What a truly fascinating tale we could all learn from. Thanks, Mary!
Yes, Mary, by all means dig into our history and find more inspiring stories of other regular Americans who took a stand for freedom at great risk to their lives right here on American soil defending their own inalienable rights. We need to build ourselves back up and receive new inspiration. We have definitely been propagandized as to what constitutes real patriotism. The Veterans of Athens really showed us what it's about. It seems that the greatest threat to our peace and freedom can be our very own government. If anything has proven that to us it's these last 3 years. Thanks for telling us about this great story. xox
Thanks! I loved reading this series - fascinating story.
What a fantastic series about a little-known but important and fascinating event in US history. Well done!
Read this and was paused when reading your question. " I want to understand at this moment how we got here?"
There is a political answer which you have captured. And there is a spiritul answer which requires taking a glimpse at the roots of Cantrell through the lens of biblical scripture against the backdrop of in part of your mention of a secret society you referenced. If you are interested to hold up this lens to see through them am happy to share. My share is not only based upon them but can relate from personal experience.