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Saturday, August 13, 2022

NPR hates the original American flag, too

NPR ran one of those Critics Say stories to knock Florida for selling auto plates that have the Gadsden flag on them. It features a coiled timber rattlesnake on a field of yellow with the words "Dont tread on me." Punctuation was as fluid then as gender is today.

I prefer the mellower Moultrie Flag (aka the Liberty Flag). Both predate the Betsy Ross flag.

NPR reported, "When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently tweeted an image of what he said was a new state license plate featuring a coiled rattlesnake and the words 'Don't Tread on Me,' he said it sends a 'clear message to out-of-state cars.'

"The imagery of the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag dates to Benjamin Franklin but has, for many, come to symbolize a far-right extremist ideology and the Stop the Steal movement that sought to overturn the 2020 presidential election results."

Florida approved the Gadsden plate in 2019. Sales were slow until a DeSantis tweet last month.

Upon seeing this, NPR reacted as I suppose Lord North did back in the 18th century. It hit its Rolodex to find a critic -- a Critics Say story must have at least one critic -- and found Rachel Carroll Rivas, deputy director of research and analysis for the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Rivas gave NPR nice quote, saying, "The state can't claim a lack of knowledge about what this image represents to most of the public."

She likened it to the Stars and Bars or what we call the Confederate flag. Of course she did. Actually I am surprised she didn't mention the Nazi flag.

While NPR blew off Christopher Gadsden, the designer of the Gadsden flag, as "a South Carolina politician," he was the head of the Patriot movement in the South, a brigadier general and a prisoner of war in the American Revolution.

The NPR story was all critics say with no supporters say. When you only tell one side of a story, we know which side you are on.

24 comments:

  1. NPR and SPLC both use taxpayer money. Must be nice.

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    1. They both need to be booted out of the government trough.

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    2. Randy says: They’ve been ‘talking about’ defunding NPR for decades. Nothing ever comes of it, even with Republicans holding the House, the Senate, and the Presidency, as they did in 2017 and 2018.

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    3. The scallawag (see the southern definition) that runs the SPLC has amassed a fortune from his liberal sycophants. Poverty my ass.

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  2. There is only one side to the story now. It's all about the correct narrative.

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  3. Being a somewhat student of History- I was visiting relatives in a nearby city- I noticed one of their neighbors flying the "Stars and Bars" flag . This being a town where any depiction of the Confederate Battle Flag is (at least) strongly frowned upon- I chatted with the gent a couple of minutes.
    His comment was no one had ever given him a moments grief about it- in fact, I was the first to actually notice it...

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    1. Like many things the leftists hate, it only becomes an issue when they start yelling. Then the Karens get in line yelling.

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    2. Check the Georgia state flag. Used to have a battle flag on it.

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  4. It is clearly an act of defiance which the left hates, unless you are Antifa
    Then you are protesting.

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    1. It will be fun to watch the sales skyrocket in the coming weeks!!!! Libtards madder than a mosquito in a mannequin factory!

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    2. Fun Fact: Antifa teamed up with Hitler to overthrow the Constitutional Government of Germany! like Wallace said, "There's not a dime's worth of difference..."

      History has come full circle; the Government of Occupation views us exactly as King George viewed our Founders.

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  6. I can’t wait to get one!

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  7. My neighbor has been flying the Gadsden glad for years - ever since I’ve known him. I told him the other day that he had taken the heat off of me as he is now under the liberal’s microscope. His neighbor on the other side has two Trump flags flying.

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  8. I never associated the Gadsden flag with the Civil War.

    I doubt anybody else did, either.

    Until they were told to.

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  9. Here in VA, we've had Gadsden plate for years. While I like the FL plate with the black background, ours is completely yellow and looks like a small version of the flag.
    I have one as does my son. Going to get another for my brand new used truck.

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  10. VA has the Gadsden flag license plate and has for years. Why NPR is whining now is to dig at DeSantis.

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  11. My Florida tag is currently the Marine Corps plate offered by Florida. Have to consider switching now, knowing how much this triggers the leftists!

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  12. "The state can't claim a lack of knowledge about what this image represents to most of the public."

    They know - it's just not the same as what it represents to YOU, dear.

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  13. Don, you should check out the Appeal to Heaven flag that was commissioned by George Washington based on John Locke’s observation that when there is no where left on earth to appeal for justice, all that’s left is an appeal to Heaven. An appeal to Heaven still works and is our only hope now.

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    1. A) I love it. It's perfect.
      B) It seems to send the lefties into conniptions as badly as the Gadsden flag does.

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  14. The liberty flag looks very similar-ish to the South Carolina flag.

    It used to be when you went out to Ft. Sumter, they told you the story of how the palmetto came to be on the flag: palmetto loss were used to build the fort and when the British fired on it during the American Revolution, the cannon balls more or less bounced off the palmetto, it was so spongy.

    Well, now the story of the flag of South Carolina is all about slavery and racism.

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