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    Gadsden Flag Will Not Be Flown Over State Capitol



    Man this will piss the Obama apologist off, it makes me feel great however.



    More and more states are revolting against the criminal federal government, I only hope it isn't too late.




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    [quote name='michaelr' date='08 April 2010 - 11:22 PM' timestamp='1270783376' post='137852']

    Gadsden Flag Will Not Be Flown Over State Capitol



    Man this will piss the Obama apologist off, it makes me feel great however.



    More and more states are revolting against the criminal federal government, I only hope it isn't too late.





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    why the snake?

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    [quote name='The_Bear' date='09 April 2010 - 11:11 AM' timestamp='1270825885' post='137970']

    why the snake?

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    It's a rattle snake with the words "don't tread on me" beneath it. Just a wild guess here, but what happens when you walk toward a rattler? It makes noise as a warning, then if you continue to fuck with it, it gives you a bad day.

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    [quote name='The_Bear' date='09 April 2010 - 11:11 AM' timestamp='1270825885' post='137970']

    why the snake?

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    It originally looked like this:







    And again from the Wiki:



    The use of the timber rattlesnake as a symbol of the American colonies can be traced back to the publications of Benjamin Franklin. In 1751, he made the first reference to the rattlesnake in a satirical commentary published in his Pennsylvania Gazette. It had been the policy of Britain to send convicted criminals to America, so Franklin suggested that they thank the British by sending rattlesnakes to England.





    Benjamin Franklin's "Join, or Die" cartoonIn 1754, during the French and Indian War, Franklin published his famous woodcut of a snake cut into eight sections. It represented the colonies, with New England joined together as the head and South Carolina as the tail, following their order along the coast. Under the snake was the message "Join, or Die". This was the first political cartoon published in an American newspaper.



    As the American Revolution grew, the snake began to see more use as a symbol of the colonies. In 1774, Paul Revere added it to the title of his paper, the Massachusetts Spy, as a snake joined to fight a British dragon.[1] In December 1775, Benjamin Franklin published an essay in the Pennsylvania Journal under the pseudonym American Guesser in which he suggested that the rattlesnake was a good symbol for the American spirit:



    I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids—She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance.—She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage.—As if anxious to prevent all pretensions of quarreling with her, the weapons with which nature has furnished her, she conceals in the roof of her mouth, so that, to those who are unacquainted with her, she appears to be a most defenseless animal; and even when those weapons are shewn and extended for her defense, they appear weak and contemptible; but their wounds however small, are decisive and fatal:—Conscious of this, she never wounds till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her.—Was I wrong, Sir, in thinking this a strong picture of the temper and conduct of America?[2]

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