At a reader Crotalus‘ suggestion (btw, Crotalus is the genus rattlesnake), I placed the Gadsden Flag at the top of the sidebar in both blogs. After the upset victory of the Obamination’s signature health care in the Supreme Court and the effective erasure of the border between Arizona and Mexico, I agree that it is time to raise the flag that led our forefathers into revolution against their tyrannical overlords.
Not that we actively pursue revolution as an option, but rather to symbolize the importance of dethroning the beltway idiots that imposed these horrible tyrannies on the Republic. It’s now more important than ever to get out the vote - let us make our voices heard in November. UPDATE 03 March 2016 to include (clickable) image of punisher with the Gadsden rattlesnake and slogan.
Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay about the Gadsden symbology:
“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 stepping on her.—Was I wrong, Sir, in thinking this a strong picture of the temper and conduct of America?”
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