"Pay close attention what is going on in Washington and St. Paul. Our liberties are very fragile, and the corrosive power of the Left is trying to weaken them."
Oh, that wonderful flag! Most kids today would not have a clue on what you were talking about, should you mention the Gadsden flag to them. Many in fact, might even ask what country it is from.
I love this flag. It says to much, using so little symbolism. As most know, the roots of this flag go back to the beginning of our country. When Marines formed in Philadelphia, they carried drums painted yellow. Yellow with a picture of a rattlesnake, with 13 rattles. Thirteen rattles for the thirteen colonies. And the message from this coiled snake was, "Don't tread on me!"
A group in Alabama is trying to get a license plate with the Gadsden flag on it. Why? Some patriots in that state feel so strongly about the message of the flag, they want it proudly displayed on their cars. Many Tea Party groups also use the Gadsden Flag as their motto. Yes, it means that much to so many liberty lovers.
I wonder what the Minutemen from yesteryear would think of today's progressives. Like are these progressives really a part of the American fabric? How the progressives are trying to diminish the hard fought liberties the minutemen and the militia were trying to earn. Ben Franklin said his famous quote back then - "Join or die". Yes everyone, put everything on all the line. Either they were going to become a free country, or they were probably going to die by the British noose or firing squad.
When I was a young lad, I loved reading stories about our early history. I loved reading about Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. I loved the story of Paul Revere, Nathan Hale, and of course, General Washington. Then once the war was won, and all of a sudden we had this brand new country, this blank slate, how our Framers developed the great American Experiment. We have so much to be grateful for. These brave men and women in the early days of our country gave us the greatest gift possible.
Since the schools no longer do it, we must. Teach young people about the Gadsden flag. Then teach them about the liberty flag - otherwise known as the Moultrie flag. Then the story of Betsy Ross. The friend of George Washington who is credited with sewing the first American flag. Why is this important? Because there were more than one flag flown during the war. More than just the Gadsden and the Moultrie flags.
Pay close attention what is going on in Washington and St. Paul. Our liberties are very fragile, and the corrosive power of the Left is trying to weaken them. Stay strong. Stay resolute. And remember the motto of the Gadsden Flag - "Don't tread on me!" Or better yet, "Don't you DARE tread on me!"