In 1946 was there a citizen’s rebellion? Did it Happen?
Ken, my educated cousin, is a grad of Georgia Tech, business man, world traveler, columnist, and all round good guy, he says that it did.
(Some folk say Ken is an OLD GOAT, Immagree)(LOL)
So I looked it up, you can too. It is pretty much documented. A crooked Sheriff was running rough shod over the county citizens. Arresting who he wanted to and charging as he liked. It was documented at election time he and his deputies took all the ballot boxes and counted the votes. Only he, and people that the Sheriff backed, were ever elected.
Some of the WWII Vets got tired of it and challenged the Sheriff. They broke into the local armory and took some weapons after one election and demanded the ballots be counted in front of witnesses. The Sheriff and one politician escaped and left town. The Citizens arrested the deputies after some stand off, took the ballots out in the public and counted them, and for the first time in years, an accurate count was made and no one the Sheriff had backed including himself was re elected.
(I always liked the way cowboy justice seemed to work in the movies!)
I loved the story and movies of “Walking Tall”. It worked well for that county while he lived.
It has been quoted, the best leader is a benevolent Dictator. I agree. But when the dictator is not benevolent, something must be done, i.e. Syria.
I do not see any dictator in the near future in the USA. BUT we must all be alert and do our part as citizens, vote and support our FLAG!
(Lefty, Sherry’s brother, was on Iwo Jima when this flag was raised!)
Life in the USA is good. This is the only country I have ever been a citizen of and I love it. Several times in my lifetime, I have not liked the administrations, but I knew no one man could sink this great country, it will survive. It has been hurt, morale has been low but we have always rose to the occasion. Most folks know me and that I am not a fan of the present administration. But my fellow citizens elected it. I can face that.
I am old enough to remember a slogan:
CLEAN HOUSE WITH IKE AND DICK
(I don’t think it worked though)
Right now, in my opinion we need to change every congressional office, and start over. Surveys say that 80-90% of Americans think Congress is misdirected. But by the same number every one seems to think their man/woman is okay, it is the rest that needs to be changed. As long as that attitude is here nothing will be changed. I sure would like to see a wholesale change of congressmen.
PS: Sorry too wordy. I’m off my soap box. (for now.)
The last service station I have!
Hey catch the sign in the back ground. Fleischmann’s 90 proof. I’m buying their margarine TOMORROW!