Don’t Tread On Me!!
I am not just angry but damned angry.
Besides the current Flag of the United States the Don’t Tread on Me flag is my favorite. In fact so much so that I fly it frequently. I like the words Don’t Tread on Me.
As many of my Patriots know the Gadsden flag was but one of the flags designed and flown before and during the Revolutionary War.
Today I read in The Examiner, a Washington, D.C. paper, dated April 12, 2013 New York town removes flag as ‘offensive’ Tea Party symbol. in case the link should disappear I will place the article in its entirety at the bottom of this commentary.
Now if this article does not anger you then I do not know what would wake you from a zombie like state.
One could not argue that in the historical context that the Gadsden was a political statement directed at the British. I contend that today this “political” statement is just as relevant but a “political” statement to the yahoo progressives and the socialist Obama. I ask each and everyone of you to fly the Gadsden proudly.
I am angry. I have sent a letter to the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association, New Rochelle Armory, NY and as well the city council basically requesting that they figure out how to fly the Gadsden flag once again. I encourage you do the same.
Question. Are the progressives using this opportunity to associate the Gadsden flag with the Tea Party in the similar way that they have the Confederate flag to be a symbol of white supremacy or Nazi? Obviously. Do not let them get away with this.
I ask you besides the official United States flag what better flag to make a statement to radical Islam?
For me the Gadsden flag not only having the steeped in history meaning it symbolized to me how I personally feel and that is, Don’t Tread on Me. Many members of the Tea Party use the flag as well to make a statement. Certainly nothing wrong or sinister going on here by the Tea Party. If the progressives are upset, I say great!
As is the progressives intention of rewriting the constitution See, are they now to erase all history they do not like? Will the progressive come to hate the United States flag as well and design a progressive flag? Would not put it past the progressive.
I recall one time hoisting the Gadsden at an RV resort in Arizona and then having a contingent of the HOA make a call on me. The folks ask that I take down the flag. I refused. I ask them why? Their answer was a simple one. They said and I paraphrase “The flag does not represent the spirit of harmony we want in the park”. I then ask them did they know the flag was the Gadsden flag? Of course they never heard of the Gadsden flag meaning they did not know a tad about our history. I suggested to them they research the origin of the flag. I remained steadfast that I would not take the flag down. I guess they did their research because they never pushed again for its removal.
I love each and every one of the flags that emerged before. during and after the Revolutionary War.
A few images we all can be proud of. Note there was no intention to exclude a particular flag or exclude an important image.
The reprinted article.
April 12, 2013 | 2:42 pm
A veterans organization in a New York town is fighting for its right to fly a patriotic flag after the city council refused to let the group display the flag, calling it a symbol of the Tea Party with right-wing connotations.
The United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association replaced a tattered American flag at the New Rochelle Armory, flying the Gadsden flag underneath it. The bright yellow “Don’t Tread On Me” flag has been used by the Navy and Marine Corps since 1775.
When a city council member complained to the city manager that he found the flag offensive, the city manager initially decided to let the flag fly anyway. But the city council overruled him, and the flag was taken down. On Wednesday, the council voted 5 to 2 to keep the veterans from putting the flag back up.
The council objected to the flag because they said Peter Parente, the president of the veterans group, is a member of the Tea Party and the group wants to use the flag to make a political point.
But Parente said at the council meeting no one in his organization is a Tea Party member.
“I’m a proud Republican,” he told the council.
Once council member compared the flag to the rainbow flag used to symbolize gay pride, according to local news website Talk of the Sound. Another has compared it variously to the Nazi flag, a Mickey Mouse flag and graffiti.
The veterans group has retained the Thomas More Law Center to regain the right to fly the flag. They have not yet filed a lawsuit.
“Using the City Council’s reasoning, they would remove the Stars and Stripes from flagpoles because both Democrat and Republican Parties, as well as most political candidates, use the Stars and Stripes in their campaign messaging,” said Richard Thompson, president of the Thomas More Law Center.