Physical representations of a bigger idea are only as good as the people who understand them. Art holds no importance if the public can’t see it. Professional athletes are worthless without an audience who is invested in the game. Flags are nothing if the persons, places, or things they represent aren’t worth a damn.
The Gadsden Flag is an enduring representation of American freedom. From its origins in 18th century to 2014, it remains a symbol of man’s struggle against the government—the collective free against the collective powerful.
Like those who first carried it as a statement of freedom, millions of Americans continue to utilize the Gadsden Flag as a representation of independence and their willingness to defend/secure it at all cost.
The flag itself means nothing. But the spirit of the people who carry it means everything. There’s a reason why the Gadsden continues to inspire. An old snake’s venom is no less lethal.