Concealed Carry Don’t Tread On Meby al vennemeyer on 09/28/12
Perhaps the name Gadsden is not familiar to you; however, chances are that you have seen his flag. This banner of freedom has a yellow background with a coiled rattlesnake at its center and below this deadly reptile is the inscription; “Don’t Tread On Me”. It all started in the 1770’s when General Christopher Gadsden, of South Carolina, offered his American flag, to the newly established United States Navy in 1775, for the purpose of cutting off British war supplies coming into the Colonies.
The symbolism of the Gadsden flag reflected the objection of patriots that were tired of being taxed and ruled by the British in the years following up to the Revolution. His flag is still shown today on numerous occasions, but, perhaps you did not realize its historical significance as one of the first American flags.
Today some foreign nations, that do not understand why we have complete freedom of speech and rights to bear arms, think we should change our Constitution. They criticize us for allowing abuse of “free speech” and to “bear arms”; however, we must not forget Benjamin Franklin’s comment, in 1786, when asked: what form of government do we have? He replied; “A republic if you can keep it”.
His amazing foresight continues in today’s political arena prompting 21st century citizens to stay involved in maintaining our Constitutional rights. Admittedly, our government could be more “efficient” as an autocrat icy; where Washington would have “unlimited power” and politicians would have absolute control when imposing “their agenda”. Hopefully, the citizens of this nation will never allow that to happen.
The Gadsden flag is displayed today at; sports events, political movements, and by Libertarians seeking strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Nowadays patriots (you and I) need to support displaying the Gadsden flag. It symbolizes the reason for individual rights to Concealed Carry. It fit’s today’s environment even better than it did in the earlier years of this nation. It illustrates our 2nd Amendment right to Concealed Carry; not as an aggressor, but, boldly stated as a defender…Don’t Tread On Me.
Be Safe and Keep on packin dude