That ‘sinister’ Gadsden Flag


CAJ note–We’ve noticed increasing complaint and controversy from the Left regarding the Gadsden Flag. The banner, used in the years around the American Revolution and during the early years of the U.S. Marine Corps, has been resurrected by the Tea Parties and individuals who see the flag as an emblem of freedom from oppression.

That this flag is considered dangerous demonstrates yet again the pathetic state of the public school education in America since the mid-1960s, especially neglecting our own American history.

The history of the flag is here.

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Juan Williams Tries to Say “Don’t Tread on Me” Flag at Tea Party Rallies Inspired by Timothy McVeigh

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Here is video of Juan Williams last night on Bill O’Reilly, where he made the ridiculous connection between the “Don’t Tread on Me” Gadsden Flag from the Revolutionary War, and Timothy McVeigh.

The flag is often seen at Tea Party Rallies, and Williams was trying to make something sinister out of it.

Juan is usually more reasonable than that.

Newsbusters has all the details.

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And from the blog Connecticut Tea Party Patriots:

Gadsden Flag Flap
Saturday, April 10, 2010

On February 27th, 2010, the tea party movement in Connecticut had its one year anniversary tea party rally in Hartford, at the Capitol. A strange sight greeted me and fellow member, the Flagman. It was the flag of an obscure foreign nation, and it was front and center, AND higher than both the Connecticut State flag and the American flag. So my intrepid buddy the Flagman did a little research, and it turns out, that place of honor is reserved for flags that are requested to be flown there by various groups. There are guidelines to be sure, like it has to be a legitimate flag of a country, state, military group, etc., and it turns out, our adopted flag, the “Don’t Tread On Me” Gadsden flag fits perfectly within the rules. So we requested that it be flown from April 9th to April 15th, and the Capitol Police and Governor said yes. A flag raising ceremony, afforded to all flags, was set for April 9th at 9am. And then, liberal cry baby Mike Lawlor complained. Lawlor, by the way, was more than happy on March 31st to attend the flag raising ceremony of the Russian flag, but this? A genuine American flag with a 200 plus year history? Waaaaaaaaaay to controversial!!! So the Capitol police, bowing to political pressure, reversed its decision and cancelled the flag raising.

Well, we didn’t spend the last year protesting all over the state, driving Dodd out of office, and recruiting candidates because we are the shy retiring types! Hell no. So Flagman brought another Gadsden flag and our own flag pole, and we had our own flag raising ceremony, complete with press conference. And we never would have had the press we did if it hadn’t been for Rep. Lawlor. So thanks Mike. You managed to make yourself look like a whiney cry baby who hates liberty and give us press at the same time! Well done.

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