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The Gadsden Flag at ThompsonsDEN


Also less commonly known as Hopkins flag, flies proudly at our reptile shop.
We prefer the yellow Gadsden Flag with the coiled rattlesnake and the defiant Don't Tread on Me motto.

With all due respect to the stars and stripes. We believe it more appropriately portrays what out for fathers had intended when the fought there first revolutionary battles for our freedom.

Read the story and discover how not only dose the Gadsden Flag symbolize our America government, but how “It's a symbol of shared American values -- especially our highest common value: freedom”

Our shared views as to how “American government, especially about how intimately the Washington D.C. politicians feel they should be involved in the daily lives of their subjects, meaning, citizens.”

As Mr. Chris Whitten wrote: “When it comes to symbolizing freedom and the spirit of '76, I do think there's a better American flag.”

The Gadsden flag and other rattlesnake flags were widely used during the American Revolution. There was no standard American flag at the time. People were free to choose their own banners.

For the full history of the rattlesnake as a symbol of American independence, click to page one of this story Don’t Tread on Me: The Gadsden Flag

Referance and full story

Chris Whitten, July 5, 2001, updated September 2002

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