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Banished! Historic 'Don't Tread On Me' flag. City determines popular banner 'too partisan'
World Net Daily ^ | 4/12/2013 | Staff

Posted on 04/12/2013 5:24:14 AM PDT by IbJensen

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banhistoricflag; democratsagain; donttreadonme; newrochelle
Democrats aren't just pesky, aggravating gnats. They're inherently evil. After all, they're the party of death and racial politics.

Their programs when enacted against this nation result in the rich getting poorer and poorer relegated to as low a position as possible: panhandlers.

Now these weasels that run New Rochelle have banished an historical symbol that represents a period of time when Americans were brave, proud and not afraid of the dark!

A pox on the rats who have infected this city's government.

1 posted on 04/12/2013 5:24:15 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: shibumi

The irony, it hurts ping.


2 posted on 04/12/2013 5:27:48 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: IbJensen

No doubt, the hammer and sickle would be most welcome.


3 posted on 04/12/2013 5:29:19 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: IbJensen

God bless the Tea Party.


4 posted on 04/12/2013 5:29:46 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: IbJensen

“too partisan”


Loosely translated: “Offends liberals”


5 posted on 04/12/2013 5:30:20 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: IbJensen
And, THAT, my FReinds, is why America is declining. Perhaps to the point of no return. When a symbol of freedom is deemed too partisan, we are doomed.

Are we to believe that the "other" side wants to be controlled & ruled over?

6 posted on 04/12/2013 5:32:04 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: IbJensen

Ban the Constitution. It’s too partisan.


7 posted on 04/12/2013 5:33:21 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: IbJensen
Welcome to the USSA, comrades.

When history becomes "offensive," just change the history books.


8 posted on 04/12/2013 5:35:42 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: IbJensen

The Democrats—all Democrats—are the enemies of freedom.

That is the unvarnished truth.


9 posted on 04/12/2013 5:36:39 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: IbJensen
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Damn right wing nutjobs... /s

10 posted on 04/12/2013 5:38:57 AM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: IbJensen

...hope the patriotic residents of New Rochelle buy some to fly on the cars and pick ups and be sure to “remind” their reps to lower the flag EVERY TIME the governor orders flags flown at half mast.... (one of my pet peeves)...local towns around me “forget” once in a while.


11 posted on 04/12/2013 5:39:43 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: IbJensen
...that the flag was a symbol of the tea party movement.

Really? I didn't know that. Time to buy a Gadsden flag.

5.56mm

12 posted on 04/12/2013 5:39:46 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Travis McGee

Who was removed from that photo with Stalin?


13 posted on 04/12/2013 5:40:18 AM PDT by albie (s)
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To: IbJensen

Uhhhh, I believe the Gadsden flag is political speech and protected by the 1st Amendment. I’m sure there has been some mistake here! /s


14 posted on 04/12/2013 5:41:16 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: IbJensen

_Perhaps the time has come for civil disobedience. Ignore their law and raise even more Gadsden flags.


15 posted on 04/12/2013 5:41:54 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: MNGal
Uhhhh, I believe the Gadsden flag is political speech and protected by the 1st Amendment. I’m sure there has been some mistake here! /s

Well, since they're proactively trying to take the 2A away, there's nothing to stop them from taking the first away.

God help us all.

16 posted on 04/12/2013 5:43:15 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: IbJensen

The Gadsden Flag was actually the very first flag that American troops fought under in 1775 (soon after replaced by Old Glory).
“In 1775, the Continental Congress issued an order calling for five companies of Marines to be created. It was reported that some of the Marines that enlisted that month in Philadelphia carried drums painted yellow, emblazoned with a fierce rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike with 13 rattles, and sporting a motto “Don’t Tread On Me.” “


17 posted on 04/12/2013 5:44:43 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: IbJensen

The Democrats—all Democrats—are the enemies of freedom.

That is the unvarnished truth.


18 posted on 04/12/2013 5:45:17 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: IbJensen

Dear City Council,

Define “too partisan”!

YOU are banished!

Let’s look around town and find a few liberal signs which are “too partisan”.

How about a Union sign?


19 posted on 04/12/2013 5:47:29 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: IbJensen

Here’s hoping that local patriots will repeatedly apply Gadsen flag stickers to the bumpers of those five democrats’ cars.


20 posted on 04/12/2013 5:47:36 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Puppage

“And, THAT, my FReinds, is why America is declining.”

America is declining in some areas of the country because conservatives are too lazy to get off their fat butts and show up at these council meetings. Pack a council meeting with 200-300 angry vets and read them the riot act. Watch how fast these wimpy leftists cave.


21 posted on 04/12/2013 5:48:37 AM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: albie
Who was removed from that photo with Stalin?

Nikolai Yezhov

22 posted on 04/12/2013 5:52:08 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: albie
Who was removed from that photo with Stalin?

Nikolai Yezhov

Stalin apparently liked the older press photo and had it retouched after Yezhov's execution.

23 posted on 04/12/2013 5:56:13 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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24 posted on 04/12/2013 5:57:51 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: sergeantdave
Wimpy leftists aren't the ones caving. If they felt the need they wouldn't hesitate to call the state police to disperse the angry crowd...and yes it has happened. Liberals never bend, never compromise and never back down. They can only be beaten. We are in the situation we are in because of incremental ism and we can take it back the same way. We need to open as many fronts as possible and make it impossible for them to defend liberalism.
25 posted on 04/12/2013 6:00:55 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: IbJensen
...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.

I'll bet Chuckie wouldn't have responded to unidentified complaints if it was the rainbow homosexual flag symbolic of perversion!

26 posted on 04/12/2013 6:04:34 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: IbJensen

I fly the “Bennington” flag and I’m offended that the dem’s did not ban that as well.


27 posted on 04/12/2013 6:06:17 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: Durus

“Liberals never bend, never compromise and never back down.”

In my community, we’ve fired two police chiefs and have thrown two city managers in prison. We pack the council meeting with veterans. We also organize recall elections and have thrown dozens of commies out of office in the past two decades. If people are afraid to confront commie snakes in government, they deserve every misery possible.

If the state police tried any crap, they’d be thrown out of the county by our constitutional sheriff. Of course the state police would never try that because the state police commander for our district is one of us.

Get involved to protect freedom. Sit on your a$$ and become a slave.


28 posted on 04/12/2013 6:30:34 AM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: Boston Blackie

29 posted on 04/12/2013 6:33:52 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: JimRed

He may be one of those things himself. And besides, that fanged snake probably scares him.


30 posted on 04/12/2013 6:34:56 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Another reason why I consider NY, CA, MA, CT, and VT to not be part of the United States of America.


31 posted on 04/12/2013 6:37:11 AM PDT by EricT.
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To: IbJensen

It brings a tear to my eye!


32 posted on 04/12/2013 6:39:14 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: Personal Responsibility

It reminds them that they and their ideology do indeed TREAD ON PEOPLE,

and this offends their sense of “I’m a good person”.

Same “offense” occurs when you try to get them to admit that everything they want to do through the government is done with the inherent threat of deadly force for non-compliance.


33 posted on 04/12/2013 6:41:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: IbJensen

In a way, this truly defines what "partisan" has become. We the People, are the colonial Americans who flew the Gadsden Flag in battle against European oppression. The Democrats and RINO's have defined themselves as the European oppressors we battle against. It makes sense that they find the Gadsden Flag offensive; I'm confident King George III was rather offended as well.


34 posted on 04/12/2013 6:46:35 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Doogle
...hope the patriotic residents of New Rochelle buy some to fly on the cars and pick ups .....

Virginia offers one as a license plate. Because the majority of VA plates are white the gold of the Gadsen Flag sure stands out. My car is VERY noticeable!

35 posted on 04/12/2013 6:49:14 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Salamander
"The irony, it hurts ping."

For my birthday, my son (ever relevant with his finger on my pulse) bought me two new patches for my leather vest.

One is simple, round and says "Vietnam Vet."

The other is a Gadsden Flag.

Think I'll have it sewn on. Today.
36 posted on 04/12/2013 7:33:08 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: IbJensen
I've been wanting to get this for my vehicle, but I am too cheap to pay the $60/year or whatever it is it costs.


37 posted on 04/12/2013 8:03:48 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: Salamander

“too partisan”

Commie speak for “too American”


38 posted on 04/12/2013 8:17:50 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: shibumi

:)


39 posted on 04/12/2013 9:20:54 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

And too independent.


40 posted on 04/12/2013 9:21:58 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Envisioning

Probably would be “disallowed”.

You know that ‘rats and rat supporters gravitate toward gov’t jobs, so the likelihood that a BO supporter would be making the judgment call would be high.


41 posted on 04/12/2013 9:23:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: IbJensen

New York is quite the mouthy cesspool these days.


42 posted on 04/12/2013 9:24:49 AM PDT by MWestMom ( "I will not sit quietly and let [the president] shed the constitution." Senator Rand Paul)
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To: IbJensen

Progressives don’t like original intent of the flag anymore than the subsequent.


43 posted on 04/12/2013 9:31:43 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: MrB
You know that ‘rats and rat supporters gravitate toward gov’t jobs, so the likelihood that a BO supporter would be making the judgment call would be high.

If they made the connection.....which some probably wouldn't. What's FUBO? LOL!

44 posted on 04/12/2013 12:27:24 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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