Vicevich on Fox61 News – Flying the “Dont Tread On Me” flag over the capital

Jim Vicevich on the “soapbox” this morning on the Fox61 News broadcast just before 7 a.m. ET. What do you think about flying the Gadsden flag – Dont Tread On Me – over the Connecticut State Capital building?

The original request was approved, but the State Capital Police reversed their decision early this afternoon. Jim was also chatting online about the flag and other topics between 6:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. ET during the show. Catch the replay of the chat here.

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  1. ali-t on April 8, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Michael Lawlor calls the Gadsden flag, a Revolutionary symbol of Independence and Freedom, equivalent to flying a "Yankee" flag… does he equate a historic Revolutionary war symbol with a baseball team???  Lawlor….stop treading on me!!!!!!

    • concernedat18 on April 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm

      Makes sense though.   The yankees are the spawn of Satan and lawlor sees the tea party goers as evil

  2. donh on April 8, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    The Gadsden Flag has a complex hidden religeous meaning. The form of the snake draws out 3 hebrew letters, a letter Mem (40), a letter samech(60), and a letter Gimel(2). Mem represents mother origin everything fertile. Samech is literally the hissing sound of a snake. The physical life force. Egotistic impusles that drag down and lift up. Gimel is the camel that connects objects to a path. The total number of these letters adds to 103, which has a variety of hebrew meanings that include to coil, "Father is King", to be stiff , hard, quarrel and fight, to speak as a barbarian, a camp of troops, consolation and comfort. The hebrew word for yellow Tsade(90), Heh(5), Vav (6), Bet(2) also adds up to the number 103. The rising popularity of the Gadsden flag convinces me that a much higher power is behind this movement.

  3. PatRiot on April 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Mr. Lawler had best take notice.  This is not about Republican vs Democrat – It is about American citizens standing up and speaking out.  We are doing what we should have done all along – keep politicians in line and focused on what is best for America.  And that is fighting for individual rights, states rights and holding to the high standard of the Cosntitution. 

  4. Dimsdale on April 8, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Sweet job, Jim!  And you did it without teleprompters!


    I heard Lawlor on the radio trying to defend this decision, and he kept comparing it to a 1999 event where a gay pride flag was flown over the state house or something.  He had no issue with flying the flag of the Russian Federation etc.  He eventually passed the buck to the Capitol Police.  Obviously, the only political party he is worried about is the one doing the trampling!!

  5. Anne-EH on April 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Jim, the truth, in which the Democrats tend to forget is that this flag, the Gadsden Flag is the first or original American Flag, before the stars and stripes was even thought up. The Democrats are with each passing day, are committing political kamakize.

  6. gillie28 on April 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Israel was judged with a plague of poisonous snakes for speaking against God, and complaining that their life in the wilderness was too hard.  When the people repented and admitted they had sinned, God told Moses to make a brass serpent and hoist it on a pole.  Those that studied the serpent were healed.  In other words we have to study our judgements and want to change the causes (sins against God) in order to have them removed.  We have to put arms and legs on our salvation, it just can't be lip service.  We must also have a good attitude about whatever tests God lets us undergo to reveal what we harbor in us that is against Him.  Put that up in the Capitol!!!

    • gillie28 on April 8, 2010 at 10:28 pm

      Bible reference: Numbers 21:4-9

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