A symbol of the most true and original values to America as a nation: The Gadsden flag. This symbol represents independence and freedom from tyranny. We are a people who will not give in to oppression. We will not allow others to abuse, mistreat, or exploit our hard work. Like a snake underfoot, we will strike if tread upon. The Don't Tread on Me men’s hoodie expresses this with here in America land of the free, we are born free, and we live proud.