OFA Hijacks Gadsen Flag For Obamacare
The Gadsen Flag was a symbol of freedom, standing against tyranny. An “American guesser“, who many believe to be Benjamin Franklin, wrote of the rattlesnake, a uniquely American animal, which was nowhere else in the world
“She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage. … she never wounds ’till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her.”
The flag is rooted in the War Of Independence from the overbearing hand of England. Here’s what the OFA trolls are doing
(Daily Caller) Annoyed by Americans who resist the massive, corporation-backed push for a governmental takeover of healthcare, Organizing for Action sent out a Friday email blast touting a new bumper sticker mocking the tea party, titled “Don’t Tread on My Obamacare.”
“Show the world you’re proud of health care reform,” OFA’s site headline reads. The sticker is shown below in a series of photos: stuck onto the back of a green smart car, slapped onto the front of a recycled cardboard journal and covering the Apple logo on a laptop at a rakish angle, clearly meant to convey the supporter’s snarky yet compassionate political views.
“This is for everyone who’s tired of hearing the other side talk smack about the health care reform that is helping millions of Americans get affordable, quality care,” executive director Jon Carson said in OFA’s email release. “They’ve spent hundreds of millions to tear it down. We’ve worked hard to make sure they didn’t succeed. If you’re like me, you’re pretty proud of that. Wanna brag about it? Simply connect with OFA on Facebook today and tell us where to send your sticker.”
The point of the Gadsen flag is to tell people, and, in particular, government “don’t tread on my rights. Stop your tyranny. Leave me alone.” It’s to peaceably fight back against an over-bearing government. Now it’s being used to prop up an over-bearing government.