From the Gateway Pundit post linked below
Because it was adopted by some groups within the Tea Party (as a protest over our rights being trampled on) some City Council member complained about it being "hateful" and wanted it taken down. The City Manager had more sense and chose to leave it alone, but was overridden by the City Council and the flag was taken down. The Council voted 5-2 to refuse to let the veterans restore it.
See Outrageous! Gadsden Flag Removed By New York Town For Being An “Offensive” Tea Party Symbol
If they got their panties in a twist over that, just imagine their reaction to ...
That is the Gonzales Flag.
The earliest shots in the Texas Rebellion were fired at Gonzales, Texas. Prior to the Battle of the Alamo (in March 1836) tensions had been building up for several years between the Mexican authorities and the Texian settlers.
In 1831, they had given the settlers of Gonzales a small cannon to help against frequent Comanche raids. Not wanting to leave such a weapon in the hands of potential opponents, they decided to take it back. The settlers balked, and sent out word to neighboring settlements for help.
When a contingent of Mexican troops arrived to take the gun, they were greeted by a large party of armed Texians carrying that banner with its invitation. A brief skirmish resulted in two Mexican soldiers killed, and one Texian injured (to be fair to the Mexicans, they were not under any orders to start a war and withdrew to prevent a bad situation from becoming even worse than it already was).
But, this was the first known instance of armed Texians taking on the Mexican army, and that genie was not about to go back into the bottle. While not readily apparent on that day (02 Oct 1835) events were set into motion that I honestly don't know if could ever have been stopped.