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What the heck is the Gadsden Flag?

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"Considered one of the first flags of the United States, the flag was later replaced by the current Stars and Stripes (or Old Glory) flag. Since the Revolution, the flag has seen times of reintroduction as both a symbol of American patriotism and as a symbol of disagreement with the government."

"In fall 1775, the United States Navy was established to intercept incoming British ships carrying war supplies to the British troops in the colonies. To aid in this, the Second Continental Congress authorized the mustering of five companies of Marines to accompany the Navy on their first mission. The first Marines that enlisted were from Philadelphia and they carried drums painted yellow, depicting a coiled rattlesnake with thirteen rattles, and the motto "Don't Tread On Me." This is the first recorded mention of the future Gadsden flag's symbolism."

From the Libertarian Wiki:

Since 1775 "...the Gadsden flag has become an important symbol to many libertarians.."

If you're interested in learning more about it there is a website dedicated specifically to this flag: [link]
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SteinwayHusky Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love to fly this flag on the back of my pickup.
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FossilJack Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
It flies proudly on my deck railing overlooking the Oregon town of Fossil as well.
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heartunes Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love this flag and I fly it proudly in this little town I live in. heartunes
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pixelworlds Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the comment heartunes!

:iconda-libertarians: In case you're interested!
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heartunes Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
If you were in Helix Oregon USA, (nowhere), you could see that flag at the rodeo ground flying. I have a different one up until after Valentine's day. Thank you for the download, I wish it works on facebook perhaps. ;)
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