When the people decide that conditions in their town, county, state or country must change, they will change them. If the leadership has been wise, they will be able to do it peacefully through a secret ballot which is honestly counted, but if the leader has become inflated and too sure of his own importance, he may bring about the kind of action which was taken in Tennessee.
SOURCE: The Daily Post-Athenian, Athens, Tenn., August 7, 1946; pages 1, 6.
McMinn A Warning — By Eleanor Roosevelt
This refers to the Battle of Athens, a small town in Tennessee that proved the site of the most recent incident, where armed citizens defended themselves from abusive government. The result? Election corruption was overturned in Athens, TN in 1946.
Thanks to Nathan Brindle for the reminder.