It’s Tattoo Tuesday. On a Saturday.
I love it when people send me their Don’t Tread on Me rattlesnake tattoos. And I know you love to see them. (Or else you’d stop reading right here. It’s a simple system.) Here are the latest.
Jay sent me a picture of his tattoo the day he got it, July 25.
He wrote, “I am in the National Guard and after I got out of my initial entry training I decided I wanted a tattoo. To me the Gadsden Flag represents what our founding fathers meant for this country and The Constitution which I swore to protect against all enemies both foreign and domestic. (’This we’ll defend’ is the Army motto.) Those beliefs along with the direction in which I feel our nation is heading made me decide to show whose side I am on.”
Jay, we’re on your side.
Here’s another shiny new one. Peter from Houston, Texas, says he “got this tat on 7/25/09 at Magic Needle in Humble, TX.” Coincidentally, that’s the same day as Jay above.
“For the past 16 years I have worked in the oilfield industry, environmental cleanup specifically, so I work hard for the money that the government takes from me every two weeks. After the outcome of the last presidential election and seeing the direction that this government is going in is of great concern to me. The Gadsden flag represents to me standing up for what you believe in, taking pride in our nation, keeping big government in check, and protecting our individual rights as Americans.”
Well said, huh? I love this line: “I work hard for the money that the government takes from me every two weeks.”
The story behind this duo is seriously implausible. Maybe somebody out there knows Adam and can vouch for him. But whether or not any of the following is embellished for dramatic effect, it’s still fun and the tattoos are super cool.
Adam F. in NY sent me a picture with just his arm.
“I got it because I found your website, and never knew that the Join or Die snake was the starting point for the Gadsden flag, and sadly, never knew that the American Revolution used snakes instead of stars and stripes. I was just amazed by it all, and thought Franklin’s essays about its symbolism was the cure for everything wrong with America’s role in the world.”
Then he includes a second picture, with two arms.
“The other arm is my friend Sasha, who I didn’t know had the same tattoo until I got it.”
Bill S. is “mad as hell with the direction our country seems to be going and I wanted a way to be easily identified so I can meet other like minded people. May God Bless America!”
I guess the idea of being easily identified as a potential “extremist” by the powers-that-be doesn’t scare him. Bravo.
Bill from Massachusetts is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division and a “pissed off American.”
“This is my daily reminder to not let the extreme left socialist government destroy this country. Love your web site and heading to Washington 12 SEP 2009 for the National Tea Party Day.”
Tens of thousands of other freedom-loving Americans will be meeting him there.