Skip to comments.Popularity of 'Don't Tread on Me' plates in Virginia suggests Tea Party still strong
Posted on 12/28/2013 12:06:50 PM PST by Doogle
A Virginia license plate with the Tea Party-embraced Dont Tread on Me logo is a big seller, suggesting the movement remains popular, at least in the state, even after a tough loss in this years gubernatorial election.
At least five other states also sell the specialty plates: Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas. But in Virginia, the tag ranks No. 2 among such plates approved in the past five years and ninth among more than 200 total.
The tag was issued to roughly 21,800 Virginia-registered vehicles in just the first 20 months of sales, according to state figures reported by The Virginian-Pilot newspaper.
It is a symbol of frustration
a symbol of disgust with the government, David Dwyer, a former Hampton Roads Tea Party chairman, told the newspaper.
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“...in Virginia, the tag ranks No. 2 among such plates approved in the past five years and ninth among more than 200 total.”
VA has more than 200 options for license plates?
Easily identifying your vehicle to be monitored then impounded en route to the Obama Gulags.
Amazing. Gotta keep the inmates busy doing something, I guess.
No this stuff is all computer generated and made by outside vendors - 3M is the big cheese in this business.
They stopped “stamping” plates 15 yrs ago here.
In Pa, we only have back plates. My front plate is the Gadsden.
Not in PA, either. But they still do in OH and MI:
if your afraid, go and hide.
not everyone is, afraid, though. I have my NRA life membership and NYSRPA life membership emblems... I would not have such a plate for a different reason.... I refuse to pay the state for any type of vanity plate. One of my main purpose in life is to deny the state as much money as possible(legally).
I’m in Northern Va. Where all the dems live and I see these plates all the time. I would love to get them but fear retribution at work and my husband works for gov’t and won’t let me.
Virginia just elected the sleaziest SOB in the Democratic Party to be its Governor.
The Republican was as close to the Tea Party platform as you probably get these days.
It seems pretty clear that VA is going the opposite direction.
License plates represent taxes and bowing to government entities in order to use public (i.e. commonly-owned) roads.
Getting Gadsden plates, therefore, is akin to getting personalized IRS 1040 forms.
Unclear on the concept, methinks.
I wouldn’t get this kind of specialty license for fear that a liberal would vandalize my vehicle in retaliation.
I fly my Gadsen flag for all to see and get quite a few compliments on it.....in Joisey.
I stopped once at the little flag shop out by Hotdog Johnnys looking for the Gadsen and the old lady as soon as I asked changed her tune and get real nasty
My wife’s nephew had this plate on his Corvette Sting Ray.
I know a black guy who has one. I asked if he was a Tea Partier. He didn’t know the connection. He said he just liked the design.
I love it! Of course, in most parts of So Cal we’d get keyed if we had that on our car. Now in NV, that’s a different story.....I want one!