Tea Party Flags
Since early 2009 THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT has gained lots of supporters. The reference to “The Tea Party” is defived from the 1773 Boston Tea Party. The population back then were upset by a 10% duty applied to certain goods. From this, the term: “No Taxation without Representation” was born.
Attend any modern Tea Party rally and you will see a mix of flag and symbols that are from that period. This is because most of the attendees are Constitutional Conservatives and have great pride in keeping America’s roots strong.
The Gadsden flag is a historical American flag with a yellow field depicting a snake coiled and ready to strike. Positioned below the snake are the words "Don't tread on me". The flag was designed by and is named after American general and statesman Christopher Gadsden. It was also used by the Continental Marines as an early motto flag. This flag is by far one of the most popular ones at any Tea Party Rally.
It is also very popular for groups who go to rallies to pool money and buy “Stick Flags” These are the small American Flags on a wooden stick. Little kids love to wave them and the cost is so low, that it makes since to buy in a case of 1000 or so.