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Tea Party Flag - Gadsden Flag

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Many members of the American Tea Party movement have adopted the Gadsden flag as their expression of frustration with a government they view as too large and unaccountable.  Do you remember the Gadsden Flag?

Gadsden Flag, Tea Party Flag

 

Why the rattlesnake?  In December 1775, Benjamin Franklin published an essay in the Pennsylvania Journal that included the following passage:

 "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?"

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Last Updated ( Friday, 02 July 2010 15:03 )