Wearing ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ insignia could be punishable racial harassment

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...signia-could-be-punishable-racial-harassment/
    too many morons need safe space. burning the American flag ok, wearing a Gadsden flag = harrasment
     
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    OK, on this one it is clearly a complaint too far....
     
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    Ummm OK..someone needs a life, some beer, and the company of a nice lady..
     
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    I see no problem with an employer telling an employee they can't wear apparel that makes a political statement.


    I also think it's absolutely ludicrous to label this flag "racist" because of who created it. Is the Declaration of Independence racist because its author owned slaves too?
     
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    I agree with this.

    Socially, just because a person owned slaves, doesn't mean that they didn't care about them. Case in point: Thomas Jefferson/Sally Hemmings.

    Genealogically is the only place where I can see a problem. It would make it hard for someone to find their family if they are sold to who knows who living who knows where. It's the same as human trafficking. But for one's descendant, that's what makes the genealogical search as fascinating. It's each person's own familial treasure hunt.

    BL.
     
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    I'd like to see loose and droopy trousers made punishable racial harassment. :D
     
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    I own a Gadsden flag and it looks like this... s-l300.jpg
     
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    While I agree with you, I marvel at how you religiously link unrelated things. Was there nothing about Hillary you could have tied this to?
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    That's a Gaysden flag. ;)
     
  10. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried, Thor knows I tried ..............
     
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    I've always loved the Gadsen flag since my childhood days as a coin collector (yes, I know it's not on any coin.) It annoys me to no end that it's being refactored as a racist symbol. The hell with it. I'm getting a Gadsen sticker for my car.
     
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    Im tempted to photoshop a Gadsden flag "I'm with her" sticker just to see the amount of heads it causes to explode.
     
  14. bradl macrumors 68040

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    why do that? Just get a poster of Metallica's Black Album. ;)

    BL.
     
  15. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    It sure is and isn't it fabulous??? :D

    Actually as a gay gun owner I have people coming at me from the left and right wanting to take away my rights. "Don't Tread on Me" has a double meaning for me. It's tough when one side (talking hard left and hard right) says you should not be allowed to own a firearm or carry for your defense and the other side wants it legal for you to be discriminated against or not allowed to marry who you love.
     
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    In a country that says it protects equal rights before the law, then pretty much anyone should be able to fly the Gadsden flag. This guy shoulda just got a Gadsden-logo cap too and be done with it. Outcrazy the crazy.
     
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    The American flag was designed by a slave owner.
    Someone should ban America!
     
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    Yeah, ban America, right after the Democrats just won back the right to wave the flag at conventions and wear flag pins on our way to church again and eat apple pie in broad daylight. No sale! :D

    damn, y'all just made me sew a block upside down into this wall hanging. so much for multitasking.

    EDIT: and i mean to say "eat apple pie" up there. and it took 20 minutes to rip out that error in my work and sew it back rightside up, guess that will teach me something, not least that making a Gadsden flag is perhaps way above my paygrade.
     
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    You should sew a Gadsden flag for your wall! :) Seriously though this whole thing is ridiculous. People like this actually hurt the whole cause of eliminating racism. Continue to proudly display your Gadsden flags. They have nothing to do with racism and anyone of any color can fly or display a Gadsden flag.
     
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    at least it looks like he was told to suck-it in the end. think he would be offended if someone asks him to change a $20 bill?
     
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    Armchair pundits are harmless.

    People who put up big "DONT TREAD ON ME" (sic) flags look like insecure bullies or, far more likely (and realistically), don't realize how many ways they've already been tread on.
     
  24. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    RACIST! :eek::rolleyes:

    Good grief the world is going off a cliff.
     
  25. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Can I play along? Because I do own this:

    [​IMG]

    It's black and I'm Black, so am I racist? :p

    BL.
     

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