No, The Gadsden Flag Is Not A Racist Symbol…Here's Why

Hoe-Lee-Crap. Some racially charged Americans from around the country dun just lost their effing minds. People are now inflamed over the Gadsden Flag, saying that it is a symbol of racism. Words escape me right now. I don't even know what to say. Instead of a snarky article making fun of the pukes in charge of this country, I'll just give a history lesson on the flag, what it stands for, and how important it is for us to not forget our heritage.
The Gadsden Flag has absolutely nothing to do with slavery or racism. In fact, just the opposite is true. It was originally designed as a beacon of freedom in the revolutionary war. Patriotic Americans felt like they were slaves to the British, and wanted to fight against it. They wanted their freedom and were willing to die for it.
[instagram url= hidecaption=true width=625] This flag was adopted by the original Navy and Marines as their first battle flag. What did they do? They performed battle with the Brits to win our freedom. Never was it used as a symbol of hatred or racism. People, it really is time to grow up, put your big boy or girl pants on and start standing for something real instead of made-up offenses.

Let's move on:
Why was the rattlesnake used?
The answer to that is quite easy, actually. This snake doesn't strike unless provoked, and never backs down. Before it is stepped on, it lets you know that it's there by shaking the rattle, warning you of doom. If you ignore it, it'll bite you in the ass—plain and simple. The same was true of the people who originally used it. The original snake had 13 rattles, one for each of the original colonies. Never was it intended to be a symbol of racism.
There is one account from someone named the “Anonymous Guesser” who witnessed the Marines banging on a drum with the rattlesnake on it while they were on their way to fight for American freedom. It was later learned that this anonymous person was likely Ben Franklin. The rattlesnake wasn't just used for battle, though. By the time the revolutionary war was in full swing, it was on everything, to include money.

I suspect that people are confused about history. Why? Because it isn't being taught in school anymore. When history isn't taught it gets forgotten. When it gets forgotten, it gets repeated. I look around at the state of the country and fear that we are in the process of repeating some very big mistakes.
To make matters worse, everyone is so easily offended that they can't even be looked in the eyes anymore. This causes everyone to walk on eggshells. Some people even look for reasons to be offended. Listen, if I say something that genuinely offends you, fine. Please tell me about it. But if you go looking for a reason to be offended like what's happening in the world today, you need to do some serious introspection.
Anyway, I digress…
Today, the Gadsden Flag is still a symbol of freedom. It is a flag flown by patriots who are tired of being oppressed. This is one of the ways they let everyone know where they stand. It is not a symbol of racism. Can it be flown by racists? Sure it can—and I'm sure it is. But that's not what it stands for.
Never will you see one on a progressive liberal's lawn—because most of them are fine with the direction our country is headed in. Many of them are fine with certain freedoms, like the right of the people to keep and bear arms, being taken away. And, you can be positive that they are fine with the freedom of speech being taken away, as they themselves try tirelessly to oppress those of us who try to speak freely.
Times sure are tough right now. Many people can't remember a time when we were so close to the edge of a cliff, ever being pushed closer to tumbling off. It pissed off a lot of Americans when the Confederate Flag came under attack, but not enough people where pissed to really have anything take hold. This time, it's a different flag. This one represents freedom and I suspect that many patriots won't be willing to lie down and let this slide. Only time will tell, though.
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16 Responses to :
No, The Gadsden Flag Is Not A Racist Symbol…Here's Why

  1. USPatriotOne says:

    Yes I have a Gadsden Flag flying in front of my home, and yes I own 3 Gadsden Flags. The People behind this movement are clearly Communist as the fraud in OUR (not their) WH is clearly a Communist/Muslim/Liberal/Elites and cares nothing for our Nation or “We the People”..!!! I for one will not stand down and allow this injustice to take place! This constant, never ending, creeping of TYRANNY coming from the Commie/Muslim/Liberal/Left needs to be stopped in it’s tracks, and come hook or crook, these Commie/Bast*rds are forcing “We the Peoples” hand in one direction or another! Now which direction will be determined by their coming actions…Civil War or Peaceful Restitution of the founding principles our Nation, the very principles our Nation was BUILT UPON! It’s time for all Americans, not just Patriots, to make that decision, FREEDOM or TYRANNY/SLAVERY (Fema Re-Education/Enslavement Camps)..!!! God help us, PLEASE!

  2. bill a. says:

    The obvious question; Who’s got them in stock,and where is your ad so I can buy a few?

    1. Diane says:

      The NRA has them with the NRA logo as well.

  3. Paul says:

    It is becoming clear that ” the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of PATRIOTS and TYRANTS.” May God Bless AMERICA!

    1. Mr Bill says:

      It is becoming more and more obvious that this is the case. As Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who would trade their precious freedom for some temporary safety, are deserving of neither”. America WAKE UP, they are stealing your liberty piece by piece. STOP allowing it. We are the “Land of the free” BECAUSE of the brave. Be one of the brave.

  4. David says:

    Excellent, every true American needs to stand up for our God given rights and teach their children true history of this country as well as all truth. If you know the truth you shall be free. Carry on my fellow country men and women and never give in to tyranny nor the lies of corruption.

  5. USPatriotOne says:

    Every American, not just Patriots need to read the attached articles…it’s a matter of L*fe and De*th..!!!
    Here is the Link:

  6. R.S.Foster says:

    Hooly crap here we go again! They’re trying to take away our countries proud history. What’s their agenda ? Alot of this crap started with the lib-tard based common core education. If you have kids in school I can’t urge enough for you to get involved in the education process. They are truly trying to re-write our history. Alot of good people sacrificed everything for the freedom that we enjoy today.Enough is enough when is this ever going to stop ? I’m a proud american patriot who has had enough of all this political correctness it’s time to get off the fence and stand for something !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. This is a lot of talk.
    Where is a link to a real petition to stop this?
    Is there a group formed with a web site who will lobby against passing that law?
    How about information an activist can easily use.

    1. Joshua Gillem says:

      Duly noted, sir. I’ll see what I can find. This is fairly recent, just yet, so there might not be anything out there.

  8. I’m not surprised. I have the Gadsen flag in my front yard, underneath the 13-star Betsy Ross flag. I put them up after obama got elected. The national flag will not go back up until we have the type of representitive government, of the people, by the people and for the people, we should have. Not this piece of crap government we have now. Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin were right in the things they said about taking control of a corrupt run-away government.

  9. Diane says:

    This flag business is nothing new. Remember the head lady of firemen in her district told them they could not fly the American flag on their trucks after 9-11 “because it might offend someone.” Good gravy! It is our flag! We all should be able to fly it anytime anywhere.
    On history, the liberal agenda is to change it. They will do anything to change history including removing people from photographs, rewriting it, destroying documents, and whatnot. I don’t think they put pictures in history books such as was in my 8th grade history book: a pic of a man bulldozing bodies in a German concentration camp! Probably Auschwitz. A friend of mine kept the Life Magazine account of when one of th camps was liberated. Patton, that tough, unafraid general was with Gen. Eisenhower and others when they viewed the camp. He went outside and vomited when he saw the condition of the people and the dead bodies!
    I bet no one would be willing to relate any of the atrocities of WWII today. One the Pacific side of the war, there was the rape of Nanking! Hardly a word about that even at the time we were finding out about Auschwitz and Treblinka.
    I do believe we haven’t seen anything yet. All of our Constitutional freedoms are being taken away and once the people who are supporting those who are doing it realize their freedoms will also be gone, it will be too late. The powers that be really do not know what they are doing. They think they do, but they don’t. It will be too late for them also, when they finally realize the horror of loosing their own freedom and wealth.

  10. Tony Tesoriere says:

    I fly the original Navy jack( red and white horizontal stripes with outstretched rattlesnake and the words “don’t tread on me” underneath ) along with the Gadsden flag and also the confederate battle flag , known as the stars and bars. The only thing our government has the power to do is protect the country and not tell us how to live our lives. I am a 74year old navy veteran and a registered voter.

    1. Joshua Gillem says:

      Thank you for your service, Sailor. Fly that flag high.

  11. jake says:

    I love the gadsden flag and the the american flag,its gov that sucks .submarine vet

  12. Michael Morrow says:

    I am afraid it’s much dado about nothing.

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