Apparently, the folks over at NPR have nothing better to do as they posted a report on Wednesday concerning Florida Gov. Ron Desantis’ tweet of a new Florida license plate featuring the Gadsden flag, stating that it’s a symbol of radical right-wing extremism.
Once again, liberalism is proving that those who hold to its more extreme forms have a tendency to be out of their gourds. Just imagine what these folks would have thought of our founders, you know, the individuals who helped build this beautiful free country of ours, who also created the Gadsden flag?
Pretty sure they would be called “right-wing extremists” and the liberals over at NPR would have sided with the British.
According to a report from Fox News, Scott Neuman did a report saying the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag is now associated with “far-right extremist ideology.”
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) July 30, 2022
“Throughout the NPR piece, though, Neuman quoted critics such as Rachel Carroll Rivas, deputy director of research and analysis for the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, who attacked the image,” the report said.
“She says it’s become clear that the flag has been used for some ‘really awful’ causes, most notably the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, where violent protesters attacked police as part of an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election,” Neuman went on to write in his coverage.
The NPR tweet that promoted the piece went on to feature a caption that said, “Gov. Ron DeSantis said a new Florida license plate featuring the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag sends a ‘clear message to out-of-state cars.’ Critics say it symbolizes a dangerous far-right extremist ideology.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis said a new Florida license plate featuring the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag sends a “clear message to out-of-state cars.” Critics say it symbolizes a dangerous far-right extremist ideology.https://t.co/7rU6zTwj9p
— NPR (@NPR) August 11, 2022
Here’s more information from Fox:
Despite this, Neuman admitted in his article that both the flag and the motto are considered protected speech under the First Amendment, regardless of who uses them.
He wrote, “Extreme or not, First Amendment scholars such as Eugene Volokh of the UCLA School of Law say the Gadsden flag and the ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ motto are legitimate — and protected — speech, whether they are on a flag waving inside the besieged U.S. Capitol or on a vehicle license plate heading down a Florida highway.”
The report also found that multiple states have approved of political messages on license plates, including the Gadsden flag. Neuman spotlighted how Kansas approved of the Gadsden flag on its state license plates just weeks after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. However, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, vetoed the design before the Republican legislature overruled her.
It seems the sight of such a disturbing symbol — insert eye roll — is so traumatizing that Kansas Senate Minority Leader Dinah Sykes said, “I don’t think it’s appropriate. When I see that, whether it’s a flag or a license plate…it’s not a good feeling for me.”
So what we have here is yet another fake boogeyman created by the radical left that they are using as a means of trying to drum up fear toward conservatives, continuing to paint us all up as psychopathic terrorists, which of course, is not true.
But hey, don’t let facts get in the way of a good narrative, right?
This story syndicated with permission from michael, Author at Trending Politics
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