Benjamin Franklin on the Rattlesnake as a Symbol of America

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tikka, Dec 7, 2015.


  1. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

     
  2. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    Ben also wanted the Wild Turkey to be our national bird, not the smelly, scavenging Bald Eagle.
     
  3. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    @Legion489,
    You're 100% correct!!

    At Cowpens National Battlefield in SC; the National Park Service sells Tee shirts with the rattlesnake and Don't Tread on me. Underneath in smaller print, it states Cowpens National Battlefield.
    When I see someone notice it; I take the opportunity to educate them on its history.
     
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  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    The Gadsden flag will do when we emerge from the crisis. Stars and stripes are just fine till then.
     
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  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    [gadsden] The only flag I respect.
     
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  6. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    Great post, tikka. Thanks. That's one I had not read before.
     
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