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Gadsden Polo - Sport Shirt
Gadsden Polo - Sport ShirtGadsden Polo - Sport ShirtGadsden Polo - Sport Shirt
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OK. For the Dont Tread On Me fans out there who dont wear T-shirts this embroidered Dont Tread On Me polo sport shirt is for you. It is beautiful and professionally embroidered by our embroidery partner. This is a premium quality Dont Tread On Me shirt.

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Outer BanksŪ - Egyptian Diamond Knit Sport Shirt. 6091 6.0-ounce, 100% Egyptian cotton Flat knit no-curl collar Twill tape in neck and side vents White pearlized buttons Welt collar 3-button placket Natural color locker patch Welt cuffs Adult
Polo Sizing Size - Chest Size Medium - 38-40 Large - 41-43 XL 44-46 XXL 48-50 100% Egyptian cotton; luxuriously soft and durable 50/2 ply fabric; no-curl collar; dyed-to-match twill tape neck and side vents; clean, finished three-button placket; locker patch with natural contrast lining
In fall 1775, the United States Navy was established to intercept incoming British ships carrying war supplies to the British troops in the colonies. To aid in this, the Second Continental Congress authorized the mustering of five companies of Marines to accompany the Navy on their first mission. The first Marines that enlisted were from Philadelphia and they carried drums painted yellow, depicting a coiled rattlesnake with thirteen rattles, and the motto "Don't Tread On Me." This is the first recorded mention of the future Gadsden flag's symbolism. At the Congress, Continental Colonel Christopher Gadsden was representing his home state of South Carolina. He was one of three members of the Marine Committee who were outfitting the first naval mission. It is unclear whether Gadsden took his inspiration from the Marines' drums, or if he inspired them himself. Before the departure of that first mission, the newly appointed commander-in-chief of the Navy, Commodore Esek Hopkins, received the yellow rattlesnake flag described above from Gadsden to serve as his distinctive personal standard. Gadsden also presented a copy of this flag to his state legislature in Charleston and was recorded in the South Carolina congressional journals: Col. Gadsden presented to the Congress an elegant standard, such as is to be used by the commander in chief of the American navy; being a yellow field, with a lively representation of a rattle-snake in the middle, in the attitude of going to strike, and these words underneath, "Don't Tread on Me!" The Gadsden Flag has been used throughout modern politics as a symbol of disagreement with the current government. This flag was most notably used during the Tea Party protests of 2009. This current use of the flag has caught the government's attention. A 2009 unclassified report distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) to Missouri law enforcement called the Gadsden Flag "the most common symbol displayed by right wing terrorist organizations." Reports from Louisiana say that a man was detained by police for driving with a "Don't Tread on Me" bumper sticker on his vehicle. Displaying the flag on one's home, vehicle, etc. is protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government... Thomas Jefferson (The Declaration of Independence)
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