This piece is a modernization of the Gadsden flag dating back to 1775. Originally given to the Commander and Chief of the Navy before departing on their first mission, and a second to the Congress of my home state of South Carolina.
The Gadsden flag was considered one of the first flags of the United States. It was brought about during the America Revolution symbolizing the fight for independence. Since the Revolution, the flag has seen resurgences as a symbol of American patriotism, disagreement with government, or support for civil liberties.