Skip to comments.Navy SEALs ordered to remove 'don't tread on me' Navy Jack from uniforms
Posted on 11/05/2013 9:24:49 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
The Navy Jack is the dont tread on me flag, one that has earned a revered place in Americas naval history and a beloved place in sailors hearts, through its use for over two centuries. This symbol of Americas naval ferocity has spanned our countrys entire existence, flying from the masts of the Continental Navy during the war of independence, to todays War on Terror. In fact, an amendment to the Navy code called SECNAV Instruction 10520.6 clearly states that as of 31 May 2002 all ships are to fly the flag throughout the duration of the War on Terror.
So why would ranking SEAL commanders ban the historical symbol? Is the proverbial top bass banning the flag? Is President Obama?
Snopes.com will debunk this in three...two...one...
The Jack is too closely associated with radical groups. We must assume that this thought policeman embedded in the SEAL community is speaking of the Tea Party, whose flag (which also dates from the American Revolution) depicts a snake with the same defiant slogan as The Navy Jack.
The Tea Party is a radical group...This government must go!
Scary farkin thought!!
I thought the administration decided they could keep it if they just removed the word “Don’t” from the flag.
and replaced the snake with an earthworm....
Considering the current government budget, that should be a tapeworm. At least an earthworm is useful.
The war on terror is over, Don’cha know? /s
I think this is the 20th time this story has been posted.
Really?...I guess being at work is occupying my time.
I’m certainly not a “duplicate post Nazi”, but for crying out loud, this article has been posted multiple times each day, every day, for at least the past week.
Would you like some cheese with that whine?
I must have missed all those, i only spend 2-3 hours a day here.
Not Snopes, but fact.
Uniform regulations do not allow them to wear them unless they are deployed or in the field. Regulations are being updated. Just not yet.
Wow, I never expected you to be so much of a douchebag over this. Are you mad?
This is the first time I have seen the post and I am on FR everyday.
Holy crap, I never expected to get so many replies on a throwaway response about a duplicate thread.
I could post the cure for cancer and nobody would respond, but the first time I make a one sentence comment about seeing the same damn thread for the 5th time in a week, and I get more responses than I ever have before.
Sheesh, this site has really gone downhill since 1998. Misspelled words everywhere, duplicate posts all the time, constant barrage of dumb vanity posts, and this site is still begging for money just to keep the lights on. No wonder the conservative movement is hanging on by its fingernails if this is the way we operate.