Saturday, March 22, 2014

Don't Tread

Those of us who study American history know that the Gadsden flag was designed by Colonel Christopher Gadsden during our Revolutionary War.  It was a warning to tyrants and proudly flew at various places and times during our search for freedom.  Most recently, it has become the symbol of the Tea Party, a strong, grass-roots conservative movement that is opposed to big government, especially big government spending.

A powerful symbol of resistance, the Gadsden flag has flown proudly over patriots in wartime and peace, immediately recognized as a uniquely American symbol.

Now, it seems, the ObamaCare bunch is trying to co-opt the symbol into a laughable parody in support of big government.

That's just sad.  Everything about this law is unworkable, and they're in the final push to see if it can be saved.  I don't think that this symbol represents what they think it represents, but the idea that they're this desperate is a telling indictment of big government.

Instapundit says:
Only a historical illiterate — which is to say, pretty much all modern lefties — would think there’s anything racist about the Gadsden Flag. As for the ObamaCare version, well, that’s just pathetic.
I agree.


Old NFO said...

Not an original idea amongst them... sigh

Dave O. said...

It would be funny if it wasn't so oppressive.

Eaton Rapids Joe said...

I suggest that they use an image of an endoscope. That would come closer to my feelings on the matter.

I doubt that there is a piece of medical equipment that is more aptly named nor is there a more apt of a metaphor for this law that leaves us drained, vulnerable and violated.