Another Attack on SEALs: Obama Hates the Rattlesnake
By: Susan Knowles
Yesterday, I read that the Obama Administration has ordered the Navy Seals to remove the “Navy Jack” or the “don’t tread on me” flag from their uniforms. The Navy Jack has been a symbol of the U.S. Navy for over two centuries.
It was Benjamin Franklin who first used the symbol of a rattlesnake in 1751 to make a point. During this time, Great Britain was sending their criminals to America and it was Franklin who suggested that America send Britain rattlesnakes as a thank you.
Franklin went on to use the rattlesnake in 1754. He cut the snake into eight pieces which represented the eight colonies in America. Under the snake were the words “Join or Die.” Franklin would later go on to state that the snake would be a good representation of the American spirit.
The flag originally got its start in the military in 1775 and was designed by an American general Christopher Gadsden. While it is known as the “don’t tread on me” flag it is also known as the Gadsden flag. The U.S. Marine Corps used this flag as their motto. The yellow flag depicts a coiled rattlesnake ready to strike. The words “don’t tread on me” appear underneath the snake.
The U.S. Navy was established in 1775 with the purpose of stopping British ships from delivering supplies to British troops positioned in the colonies. U.S. Marines accompanied the U.S. Navy on their mission. The Marines carried drums painted yellow with a coiled rattlesnake with thirteen rattles, representing the thirteen original colonies. Underneath the coiled snake were the words “don’t tread on me.”
Right before the Navy left on their first mission, then Colonel Gadsden presented Commodore Hopkins with the yellow rattlesnake “don’t tread on me flag” as a show of solidarity. The flag represents one of the first flags of the United States which was later replaced by the flag we have now. Flying this flag is a First Amendment right protected under the U.S. Constitution.
Why is a history lesson important when discussing this administration’s ordering of the Navy Seals to remove the “don’t tread on me symbol?” Because this symbol represents America! It illustrates who we are at our core. We are hardworking, never give up, freedom fighters who love this country. This flag represents everything that constitutionalists stand for and everything that this administration hates about America.
It goes beyond a patch worn on the uniform of a serviceman or woman and this administration knows it. It is the very identity of the beginnings of our country and our military with their purpose to “support and defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.”
I believe that the removal of the symbol by the administration is an attempt to strip the military of its historical identity in this country and secondly, an attempt to turn America’s very military against its own people.
The Tea Party uses this “don’t tread on me” flag as their symbolic fight to preserve the U.S. Constitution. They are astrong and influential group of individuals that are seen as perhaps the last roadblock in the administration’s attempts to usurp the constitution. Both progressive Democrats and progressive Republicans are afraid of what the Tea Party can do to their cause if left intact.
The upcoming mid-term elections and 2016 presidential election are must wins for the Democrats to hold on to power and continue to chip away at the U.S. Constitution, a document that they see as outdated and perhaps as insignificant as America’s history itself.
The Tea Party and the military have much in common regarding their allegiance to the constitution. The Tea Party seeks to preserve American’s rights as listed in the U.S. Constitution while the military seeks to protect it against all enemies foreign and domestic. The “don’t tread on me” symbol is a bond these two groups share.
The act of stripping the Navy Seals of this important American symbol is also an effort to “psychologically” separate the military from the Tea Party. It is a way for this administration to divide and conquer in the event the military is ordered to prohibit the Tea Party from asserting their First Amendment rights in the future. The Obama administration is counting on the fact that once the historical significance and the bond have been lost, the Tea Party will stand alone as the “enemy” of the State.
Perhaps in the not too distant future, the military will need to ask itself who in fact is violating the constitution and where their allegiance should lie. History will show that this administration hates the “rattlesnake.” Hopefully, history will also show that the military carried the “rattlesnake” proudly and honorably into every battle.
Susan Knowles is an author, psychotherapist and former practicing attorney. Her latest book, a political fiction, is entitled, “Freedom’s Fight: A Call to Remember” available on Amazon.com. Her website is www.susanknowles.com, where this article may also be found.
Due to overwhelming demand from outraged citizens, a press conference and protest by several local conservative groups is scheduled to oppose Issa’s proposed legalization bill (amnesty) for millions of illegal aliens. Obama himself has organized pro-amnesty protests there, now its our turn.
If Darrell Issa’s immigration plan passes, the same people that lied to us about Obamacare will be implementing Amnesty.
Event will be Thursday Oct. 31, 11 am
outside Rep. Issa’s main district office:
1800 Thibodo Road, #310
Vista, CA 92081
Please bring anti-amnesty and anti-illegal immigration signs or American or Gadsden flags, and a signed letter to be hand delivered to Issa’s district director opposing his bill to legalize most illegal aliens with visas.
If you cannot attend the rally, please drop off your own personal letter to Rep. Issa’s office during business hours or fax it to 760-599-1178.
You can also send Issa a message through his website:
Keep calling the Vista office opposing his amnesty bill, 760-599-5000. Every phone call is tabulated and will help show Mr. Issa that his pro-amnesty bill is rejected by the American people.
Please forward to your Patriot lists.
My letter to Darrell Issa’s office
Immigration reform should be done with the recognition that a record number of people are out of work, our country is overloaded with citizens collecting entitlements, and china is floating our boat. Also, and even more troubling, we have a corrupt administration that doesn’t deal with us straight (He Lies). Darrel should know this more than anyone.
I’m the Organizer of San Diego Tea Party, I have access to thousands of local people through FB/twitter/meetup/blog/direct email . This is where I usually talk about bringing some “Street Heat” to your office to force you to do what your constituents want, Is this what its come to?….I actually expected more from Darrell!!! Do I really need to treat him like a hostel liberal jamming this crap down our throats? Do you trust Obama to NOT use this issue against you politically? when you say “This far, but no further” concerning voting rights, entitlements, chain-amnesty, etc you know he will pull the football from you and you will land on your ass again, Charlie Brown….Please wake up, we know your not this unintelligent.
For the past 10 years FOX News has had higher ratings and the largest audience numbers (for news and business/political “talk” programs) than all the other TV and Cable news channels ,which includes: CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC and CBS!Some folks claim that FOX’s higher ratings are only because FOX purposely hires a lot of female “reporters” who do nothing but sit around in short skirts and merely “read everything off of a teleprompter”.Bottom line: The next time you hear someone criticizing FOX News for supposedly having a “bunch of dumb gals” as eye candy . . . have them check out their qualifications…let them speak for themselves!Brenda ButtnerShe graduated from Harvard University with honors with a bachelor’s degree in social studies. Buttner went on to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University , where she graduated with high honors and a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics.Shannon BreamShe is a graduate of Liberty University and earned a Juris Doctorate with honors from Florida State University College of Law.Gretchen CarlsonCarlson graduated with honors from Stanford University and also studied at Oxford University in England .Jamie ColbyAside from her journalism career, Colby is an attorney and served in private practice for 10 years. She is an attorney admitted to practice in New York , California , the District of Columbia and Florida . Colby is also a former law professor, a member of Law Review and has been a National Board member of American Women in Radio and Television for the last several years. Attending the University of Miami International School of Business at age 14, she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting as well as her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law at age 22.Harris FaulknerA graduate from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in mass communication.Jennifer GriffinA graduate of Harvard University in 1992, Griffin received a Bachelor’s degree in comparative politics.Kimberly GuilfoyleGuilfoyle is a magna cum laude graduate of University of California, Davis and attended the University of San Francisco School of Law and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where she studied and was published for her research in international children’s rights and European Economic Community law.Molly HennebergHenneberg earned her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University , graduating summa cum laude.Catherine HerridgeHerridge earned a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a Master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.Amy KelloggKellogg began to study Russian at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and then received her BA in Soviet Studies from Brown University. She spent a semester at Leningrad State University. She received her Masters from Stanford University in Russian and East European Studies and also speaks Spanish and French.Megyn KellyKelly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Albany Law School, where she also served as editor of the Albany Law Review.Jenna LeeA graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Lee obtained her master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.Molly LineLine is a graduate of Virginia Tech where she received her Bachelor of Arts in mass communication and political science.Dagen McDowellA native of Virginia, McDowell graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in art history.Heather NauertShe graduated from Mt. Vernon College in Washington, D.C., with a bachelor of arts in communications and she received her master’s in journalism from Columbia University . Nauert is also a term member at the Council of Foreign Relations.Dana PerinoShe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Colorado State University-Pueblo and went on to receive a Masters in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield .Anita VogelVogel graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and political science.Lis WiehlWiehl received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College in 1983 and received her Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Queensland in 1985. In addition, she earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1987Greta Van SusterenA graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Van Susteren received a bachelor’s degree with distinction in economics. She earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law in 1979 and a Master of Law from the school in 1982. Van Susteren was the first Stuart Stiller Fellow at Georgetown Law Center and was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Stetson Law School.After reading this I realized that these ladies have better qualificationsthan the guy who calls himself president did when he ran for office!
House Speaker John Boehner, in an abrupt turnaround, plans to let Tea Party lawmakers have a vote on de-funding ObamaCare as part of a politically risky strategy which Democrats warn could result in a government shutdown.
GOP leaders unveiled their plan to members on Wednesday morning, teeing up a vote for Friday — the proposed bill would tie the vote to de-fund the health care law to a vote on a stopgap spending bill. Current funding for the government is set to expire at the end of the month, and lawmakers must approve the stopgap bill in order to keep Washington open; conservatives see this as leverage to force a suspension of ObamaCare.
“The law’s a trainwreck,” Boehner said of the Affordable Care Act. “It’s time to protect American families from this unworkable law.”
Effectively, Boehner and his deputies have b
acked off a compromise approach they earlier tried to sell to rank-and-file conservatives. Under that plan, the House would have sent two bills to the Senate — one to de-fund ObamaCare, the other to fund the government. The Senate, then, would have been able to easily bypass the ObamaCare bill and send the spending measure straight to the White House, in turn averting a government shutdown.
But House conservatives revolted, and Boehner now plans to tie the two votes together. Under the plan, funding the government would be conditional on de-funding ObamaCare. It is a concession to House conservatives as well as senators like Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and outside groups like the Heritage Foundation that have demanded Congress use the must-pass budget bill as leverage to derail the health care law.
But it is also undoubtedly risky.
President Obama and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid h
ave warned Republicans not to go down that road, suggesting that they will bear the brunt of the blame if the gambit results in a government shutdown.
Obama blasted Republicans during an interview Tuesday with Telemundo.
“We’re hearing that a certain faction of Republicans, in the House of Representatives in particular are arguing for government shutdown or even a default for the United States of America … if they don’t get 100 percent of what they want,” Obama said.
On Wednesday in Washington, Obama suggested that Republicans have gotten distracted from their original goal of cutting deficits. “We have not seen this in the past, that a budget is contingent on us eliminating a program that was voted on, passed by both chambers of Congress,” Obama said.
Ramona Tea Party
The folks at “Stop Obama Now” have had nation-wide success and support
Check it out here: http://www.meetup.com/StopObamaNowSD/events/136312112/
A very disturbing article this week….
This week the chief human resources officers of more than 100 large corporations (below) sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging quick passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Many of these LARGE companies have just laid off thousands then say in the letter;
“many of our companies continue to have difficulty
finding sufficient American workers to fill certain lesser-skilled positions”
If you have half a brain left in your head you know this is BULLCRAP!…. AMERICANS NEED WORK
THE TRUTH IS…companies will do anything to get third world people in the US to lower wages and make more money, and republicans (to some extent) will sell us out for big $donors$, the democrats always welcome mass amnesty because immigrants vote Democrat (for the most part)
The Democrats, a number of Republicans, and the vast majority of our corporations want mass amnesty (and the huge “unforeseen” chain amnesty next)
This will continue to edge out our middle class. Who will save our country and our way of life?
Try calling one of the companies below as well as your congressman and speak your mind!
Original article here: http://washingtonexaminer.com/companies-lay-off-thousands-then-demand-immigration-reform-for-new-labor/article/2535595
Motorola,Kronos Incorporated,Ingersoll Rand,Procter & Gamble,AT&T Inc,Eaton,E.I. du Pont de Nemours,BNSF Railway,Tyco International,Shell Oil Company,General Mills, Inc,Ingram Industries,General Parts Inc,Harris Corporation,Northwestern Mutual,Univar, Inc,Johnson & Johnson,Liberty Mutual Group,Kiewit Corporation,Air Products and Chemicals, Inc,Grainger, Inc,Avery Dennison Corporation,Humana Inc,Novelis, Inc,Hewlett-Packard Company,Dover Corporation,Danaher Corporation,TRW Automotive,Analog Devices,United Parcel Service,Ecolab, Inc,Avnet, Inc,White Lodging Corporation,T-Mobile USA,ServiceMaster Company,Automatic Data Processing,Bloomin’ Brands,Fiserv, Inc,General Electric Company,Carolinas HealthCare System,SRA International,Emerson,Rockwell Automation,Parker Hannifin Corporation,HCA Inc,Eastman Chemical Company,ManpowerGroup,Fifth Third Bank,Pitney Bowes Inc,Express Scripts,Cardinal Health,Aleris International,Cisco Systems,Texas Instruments,WESCO International,ATK,Western Union,XL Global Services,Wendy’s Company,Hyatt Hotels,Assurant, Inc, Cargill, Inc,Mortgage Guaranty Insurance,Newell Rubbermaid,U.S. Steel Corp,DTE Energy,Quest Diagnostics,Hilton Worldwide,Praxair,Marriott International,Verizon Communications,A. O. Smith corp,McCormick & Company,Walt Disney Company,General Dynamics Corporation,Saint-Gobain,Darden Restaurants,Cigna Corporation,21st Century Fox,Hospira, Inc,MSC Industrial Direct Co,Continental Grain,Daikin McQuay Americas,American Airlines,Simon Property Group,Coca-Cola Enterprises,International Paper Company,Honeywell International,Computer Sciences Corp,Pfizer Inc,Caterpillar Inc,The ADT Corporation,Avaya Inc,McDonald’s Corp,The Williams Companies,US Foods,The Coca-Cola Company,Ally Financial Inc,Allstate Insurance Company,Johnson Controls,Archer Daniels Midland Company,American Express Company,USG Corporation,Sears Holdings Corporation,Illinois Tool Works,Hallmark Cards,CVS Caremark Corporation,The Cheesecake Factory,United Technologies Corporation,HR Policy Association
The Recall Filner campaign folks will be there collecting contact info (Name/email) of people who will want to eventually help them collect over 100,000 signatures in the City of SD in order to qualify for the recall. They will have 60 days to collect the signatures. Right now, they are building an army.
Check out www.FireFilner.com
There will be ONE person organizing the recall filner effort, his name is Michael Pallamary.
He has organized a successful recall before and after speaking with him at length today I believe he will do a great job again. He made a facebook page for this effort athttps://www.facebook.com/
RecallBobFilner Please tell your folks about this fast growing page.
A few words from Michael Pallamary;
Hello. My name is Michael Pallamary and I am the person who organized and ran the recall of Linda Bernhardt in 1991, a cause necessitated because of Mr. Filner’s previous efforts to exploit and ruin this city.
I have a long history of fighting Bob Filner. I have sued him on behalf of