MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)- Alabama vehicles could soon be sporting tags featuring the rattlesnake emblem and “Don’t Tread on Me” warning popular with tea party groups.
A Montgomery-based organization founded by Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, the Foundation for Moral Law, is trying to get 1,000 people to pre-order the tags. That’s how many pre-orders are required for the state to begin making the tags. The tags cost $50 on top of the normal tag fee, with $41.25 going to the foundation. It says it will use the money to defend the Alabama and U.S. constitutions.
The founder of the Alabama Patriots tea party group, Danny Joyner, says he plans to order one of the tags, and he expects the foundation to get 1,000 pre-orders quickly.
The flag with the rattlesnake and “Don’t Tread on Me” phrase is officially called the “Gadsden Flag.” It’s named after its creator, Christopher Gadsden. He created it in 1775 during the American Revolution.
To pre-order the plate, you must contact your county’s vehicle registration department.