Friday, April 12, 2013

Banished! Historic 'Don't Tread On Me' flag

Via NC Renegade


The city of New Rochelle, N.Y., has removed the historic Gadsden “Don’t Tread On Me” flag from a military armory, deeming the flag “too partisan” because it often is used by the tea party movement.

And in response, veterans groups have tapped the Thomas More Law Center to take up the fight.

It was after an official ceremony on March 21 at the New Rochelle Armory that a new American flag was unfurled to replace the previous weathered flag that flew at the location. Beneath the new American flag, the yellow Gadsden Flag was flown, as is common tradition on many military sites.

However, within a week of the ceremony, City Manager Chuck Strome ordered the Gadsden flag be taken down because of “unidentified complaints” that the flag was a symbol of the tea party movement.

Peter Parente, president of the United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association of New Rochelle, sent Strome links to the history of the flag so he decided to allow it to remain.

But the city council then stepped in, voting 5-2 to order the flag to be removed.

The five members who voted to uphold its removal were Democrats, while the two voting to reinstate the flag were Republicans.

That same day, the public works department removed the flag.

Now the flag fight is headed to court.

“Their outrageous decision to confiscate a cherished symbol of our War for Independence smacks of pure partisan politics,” Richard Thompson, chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, stated.

More @ WND


  1. When will ALL the good people begin to fight back and put a stop to this nonsense???? When? Every homeowner in that town should hoist the Gadsden flag on their house and business. Maybe then the town idiots would get a clear message. And begin to worry. Really worry.

    Phyllis (N/W Jersey)

    1. Every homeowner in that town should hoist the Gadsden flag on their house and business.

      That would be a good campaign and if anyone knows someone of like persuasion there, it should be suggested. Could write a letter to the editor, but I doubt if the newspapers would bother to print it.

  2. What part of "Don't Tread On Me" do they not understand ???
    I guess it's the same as "Shall not be Infringed"
    Are they willingly ignoring a clear warning ??
    They are likely to be bitten. !!!!!

    1. Precisely. Should make some more signs like we had on my father's farms:

      "Trespassers Will Be Shot On Sight"

      Of course. the liberals will still go on and then complain.