Don’t Tread On Me: Unifying a Movement

(RestoreTheRepublic) – In the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, thirteen separate and sovereign colonies joined forces to overthrow the oppressive taxation, monetary policy and police state of the distant and detached British kingdom.

“Join or Die” was the famous slogan seen in Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette in 1754. The image featured a snake cut into eight sections to represent the English colonies. Originally intended to unite the colonies during the French Indian War, the image was later adapted to unite the colonies against the British. Once unified against a common enemy, another familiar image appeared, the image of a coiled snake ready to strike and the words “Don’t Tread on Me”.

In the same spirit, and for the same reasons as the founders of old, 192 cities in 42 states are erecting the “Don’t Tread on Me” banner and gearing up for the next revolution, not by firing bullets but by hosting screenings of the latest film from producers Gary Franchi and William Lewis, “Don’t Tread On Me: Rise of the Republic”. –

Almost every organization that can be considered a member of the Freedom Movement has registered to host one of the 97 screenings for the general public on or around this June 26th.

“We’re unified,” says writer/producer Franchi, “not since the theatrical release of ‘America: Freedom to Fascism’ have I seen such cohesion and force to spread a common message.”

Franchi is referencing the film created by late Hollywood producer Aaron Russo that Congressman Ron Paul credits with spurring massive grassroots support for his 2008 Presidential run. Franchi worked alongside Russo before Russo lost his battle with cancer in 2007. Russo managed Bette Midler and produced several films, including the classic “Trading Places” starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd.

The list of Freedom Movement organizations unifying around the new film includes the Tea Parties, Campaign for Liberty, Restore the Republic, the Libertarian Party, the Constitution Party, We Are Change, Infowarriors, Concerned Citizens of America, Freedoms Phoenix, the John Birch Society, Oath Keepers, the NRA, 9/11, 9/12, Young Americans for Liberty, Fully Informed Jury Association, main steam political campaigns, and more.

“While this movement may be made up of different organizations with differing agendas and leaders it is clearly the message of this film that is unifying us all” states Franchi.

When asked about the message of “Don’t Tread On Me: Rise of the Republic,” writer/director Lewis took a break from production on the teams next project, “Enemy of the State: Camp FEMA 2″ to explain, “Our vision was simple. Show the American People the boundaries the Federal Government cannot cross, using the Constitution of the United States as our guide. We wanted to provide a path to remind the Sovereign States and the People of their power. We hand selected our interviews to provide the best, brightest and most concise education on the issues that plague us today, with solutions that can be applied by State Legislators and the People themselves.”

All one needs to do is take a look at the miserable defeats going on in political races across the country to see the people have had enough and are stepping up to take charge. They are ridding themselves of the useless representation they have had in the past. They are definitely breathing in the Spirit of ‘76 by drawing their line in the sand and declaring, “Don’t Tread On Me!”

More information, maps of screening locations, and trailers
for the new film can be found at:

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3149 Dundee Rd #176
Northbrook, Illinois 60062, USA

Source: Restore The Republic

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