Don’t Tread on Me

By | August 6, 2022

[August 6, 2022]  The Gadsden flag has been around in America for a long time, 247 years to be exact.  Recently, the flag – or its symbolism – has been controversial.  The FBI flagged it and the Betsey Ross flag as “extremist” and associated with “anti-government or anti-authority violent extremists.”

Of course, the FBI also says, “The use or sharing of these symbols alone should not independently be considered evidence of [Militia Violent Extremism] presence or affiliation or serve as an indicator of illegal activity….” No kidding: I would say that they are nearly always evidence of patriotism.  So why did the FBI single out these symbols as something to be on the lookout for?  Perhaps the FBI is corrupt.  Many have said as much.

Meanwhile, the state of Florida just announced they would issue the Gadsden flag license plate.  Proceeds will go to aid Florida’s veterans.  Maybe the FBI will see this too as “extremist.”  The media is mearing it as a “racists” / “domestic terrorist” symbol.  Of course, that is absurd.

Why do liberals hate the Gadsden Flag?  Because it stands for freedom, of course, but more importantly, it is patriotic.  Hence their hate for the Betsy Ross flag, too.  In truth, their real target is the American flag.  Liberals won’t rest until it becomes impossible to display the Stars and Stripes because the U.S. flag symbolizes racism and oppression.  That is where all of this is going.1

This kind of behavior by the FBI would not be possible under a government run by and for the people.  We are governed by the consent of voters at the ballot box.  And, we let our fellow politicians know our desires (1 of 4 rights guaranteed under the 1st Amendment).  The Democrat Party has gone full anti-American.  That is, indeed, unfortunate.  My question is, Why do Democrats love Communism and hate freedom?

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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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24 thoughts on “Don’t Tread on Me

  1. osmodsann

    Great article. I look forward to more like this one. I have a Don’t Tread on Me flag in my front yard. Nice!

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  2. Qassim

    Wow, nice article, Gen. Satterfield. No wonder that I keep coming back to your leadership website.

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    1. Dale Paul Fox

      Same here, Qassim. This Don’t Tread on Me blog post is one of the best. Sharp and witty. Just the way I like my women.

      Reply
  3. Mike Baker

    When alleged FBI ‘whistleblowers’ were being leveraged to push impeachment 1.0, they were the most important people on the planet. But when they show Left-friendly government corruption, those cheerleaders fall silent.
    Strange, isn’t it? The media is complicit too.

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  4. Bryan Z. Lee

    The FBI doesn’t need to just be reformed but needs to be completely disbanded. We have long passed the point of no return for the myriad of arrogant, corrupt officials who run the agency. And while I’d love to say the rank and file are different, the Whitmer case shows that’s simply not the case. The rot runs from the top all the way to the bottom. It’s not salvageable–no matter who ends up in the White House in 2025.

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  5. Delf "Jelly" Bryce

    The FBI’s corruption, even just over the last five years, has reached levels few imagined. Sure, there’s always been a certain amount of distrust of government agencies, and the FBI itself has a long history of malicious activity going back to its inception. Yet, things truly went to the next level in the year prior to Donald Trump taking office, and they’ve only accelerated since then. See my articles on Gen. Satterfield’s blog for more details.

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    1. Frank Graham

      Jelly, you are a true American Patriot, just like Gen. Satterfield. Thanks for exposing more of the FBI corruption.

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    2. McStompie

      Once again, Mr. Bryce, you’ve put us on notice. Now, it is up to the people to do something because we cannot trust the government to do anything about it.

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      1. Nick Lighthouse

        Mr. Bryce, please write another article soon for Gen. S’s blog. I love reading your posts!!!!!

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    1. Rev. Michael Cain

      This is serious and deeply troubling stuff, and we’re grateful to the whistleblowers. But it’s not enough. Attorney General Garland has already shown himself to be a partisan shill for the Biden administration, a man willing to investigate concerned parents for their activities at local school board meetings but unwilling to investigate the crystal-clear allegations against the son of his friend, Joe Biden. As such, he’s unlikely to pursue these revelations properly. Nor is a Democrat-controlled Congress going to provide legitimate oversight.

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  6. Jeremy M. Jones

    Gen. Satterfield, you nailed it again. Political corruption at the FBI is a sad state of affairs and it has become a threat to America.

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    1. Tom Bushmaster

      Got that right, Jeremy. Sad, however, is not the word I would use. I’d say the FBI corruption is horrific.

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  7. Harold M. Smith II

    Oh, FBI agent, are you a trans? Oh, FBI agent, are you gay? Oh, FBI agent, do you have anything else to do but snuggle with your buddy? The corruption at the FBI started at the top and now has inflitrated down thru out its ranks. Remove the agency and start over. Do not hire any one currently employed in the today’s corrupt FBI.

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    1. Shawn C. Stolarz

      Harold, I agree. And, by the way, get your Gadsden Flag and put it out for display.

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  8. Army Captain

    Corrupt FBI. Redundancy in terms like military intelligence. 😊

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  9. Frankie Boy

    I just bought a Gadsden Flag last week. Now, I’ll proudly display it at my home. Anyone who complains will be called as a$$hole to their face. I won’t be nice any more.

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    1. Emma Archambeau

      Go guys! Just another step in the direction the FBI has been headed now for nearly a decade (or more). The FBI is corrupt to its core and needs to be stripped of ALL its funding and those working there, no matter what their job (including the janitor) need to be barred permanently from any government employment.

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      1. Janna Faulkner

        Corruption at the FBI is legendary now. The wimps in charge need to have a more frequent diaper change.

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