I think that this Tea Party phenomenon is steeped in American culture and steeped in American notion to get involved with what's going on with our government.
Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) September 1, 2009
USAFlagSupply.com, a major online United States flag retailer, has recently had a difficult time keeping up with demand of the Gadsden Flag, more commonly known as the Don't Tread on Me Flag. According to Sue Denning, Product Manager of USAFlagSupply.com Don't Tread on Me Flag sales increased 400% over the last two months, attributing the increase to our nation's tumultuous economic and political climate.
Historically the Don't Tread on Me Flag was created to express people's displeasure with the government. It was created in 1775 and given to the first Navy commander to represent the personal standard of the first armed forces as they were going off to battle the British.
Today people are using the flag to show their displeasure with government. Most recently it has been linked to the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party protests are a series of locally organized, nationally coordinated protests across the United States in 2009. The events are in protest of the current administration, the federal budget and, more specifically, the stimulus package, which the protesters perceive as examples of wasteful government spending and unnecessary government growth. The protesters also objected to possible future tax increases, with taxes on capital gains, estate taxes, federal income taxes, and cigarette taxes. Rick Santelli of CNBC has said, "I think that this Tea Party phenomenon is steeped in American culture and steeped in American notion to get involved with what's going on with our government. "
Using the Gadsden flag to voice one's attitude about the government is an example of our first amendment rights and how we live in a country where we are free to voice our opinions which is what our founding fathers created this flag for in the first place.
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