Photoshop This…

remoteImage.jpgIn response to yesterday’s Flag Day posting, Erik Ellison at Truth in Tech has launched a photoshop contest where the winner gets free advertising space at his site.

Stephen Gordon just reminded me that today is Flag Day here in the U.S. so in honor of that I have decided to forgo the auction of the 4th sponsor slot in lieu of a photoshop contest. The contest will run until 12am CST on July 12th, that will give you about a month to get yours submission in. Your task is to update Stephen Gordon’s favorite flag, The Gadsden Flag, with a modern look and feel. Entries will be judged by me (unless I can corral Stephen into helping me co-judge the entries, hint hint Stephen ;) and the winner will receive the second sponsor slot for 4 weeks.

Yo Erik, I can take a hint — and I’ll be happy to help you judge this contest. You’ve got my contact information.

Stephen Gordon

I like tasteful cigars, private property, American whiskey, fast cars, hot women, pre-bailout Jeeps, fine dining, worthwhile literature, low taxes, original music, personal privacy and self-defense rights -- but not necessarily in this order.

  1. I would like to know what all of you think of The Libertarian Reform Caucus. My wife and I are delagates to The National Convention in Portland. I must say I 100% agree with this group.

    Please come on over to my blog and let me know or shoot me an email at:

  2. I decided not to attend the upcoming National Convention in order to devote all of my time and attention to my Texas Senate race. I have a chance to win and therefore I need to stay focused on this rare opportunity.

    If I was attending I would be solidly supporting the Libertarian Reform Caucus and I certainly encourage delegates to consider their proposals carefully. (I also encourage fellow reformers to visit and find a way to help out with pre-convention activities.)

    In no way am I interested in the LP becoming a “Republican-lite” party. I just happened to feel that the best way forward for the LP is to be as smart about conducting politics as we are in crafting philosophy. In my opinion, we need to do both and there is no time like the present to make this small but vital course correction in the journey towards liberty.

  3. Although I’ve identified with the LP for 30 years, this is the first year I’ll attend an LP national convention, primarily to support the LRC’s goals and aims.

    Others might want the LP to remain an irrelevant whiner on the sidelines. We LRC supporters want to get in the game and move the ball toward more liberty and less government.

    Getting back to the original post topic:
    Maybe the rattlesnake should be on a cannabis leaf (feel free to use this idea!).

  4. I don’t think the Gadsden flag needs any changing what-so-ever. It’s as perfect now as it was then. Though, I could possibly see some sort of modified version to represent a certain topic, etc.

  5. I agree, Mike. The message evoked by the Gadsden flag is simple, clear, and sweet: Step on my Liberty and die, asshole! How could one possibly improve on that?