“Don’t Tread on Me” vehicle tags could soon be available

"Don't Tread on Me" license plates could soon be available in Alabama.  (Image courtesy of MGN Online)

"Don't Tread on Me" license plates could soon be available in Alabama. (Image courtesy of MGN Online)

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.

20 comments

    • Say What

      The only ting that I can think about when I see one of those flags is the dead police officer in Las Vegas with one of those flags draped on his corpse!!

    • Michael

      I’m a righty, but I’m not so blinded by politics that I’d support a corrupt politician like Roy Moore. For the record, I voted for neither Moore or Bob Vance back in 2012. Used a write-in option and voted for Judge Judy.

  • Jeanne

    I wouldn’t want one dime, let alone fourty plus dollars to go the T party bunch. Their idea of supporting the constitution seems to consist of trying to dismantle our government and remake it in their image. So far all I’ve seen from them is them trying to shove their retro ideas down everyone’s throat without thought of damage to our nation. They are not patriots!!

  • Jeanne

    I read the article again ..wait a minute…Why should ANY money from the sale of state license plates go to a political foundation? All money raised selling special license plates should stay in the state coffers to be used for expenses for running the bureau of motor vehicles, road repairs etc, . If the T party wants to sell these plates, do it on their own, not by taking money from the state.. I can’t believe this scheme would be legal. What other foundation or group could jump on this money making idea with cooperation from the state?

  • Gigi

    Cannot believe anyone would go along with Roy Moore on any scheme. That poor old man is ignorant or senile, or both.

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