Murdoc reports on how a man was pulled over for his “Don’t Tread On Me” bumper sticker. There’s a bit of doubt cast over the story, but given the antics going on these days it sadly doesn’t seem impossible to happen.
Regardless, one thing I found cool was learning the significance of the rattlesnake:
The commentator wrote, “The bumper sticker is based on the famous flag designed by American Revolution era general and statesman Christopher Gadsden. The yellow flag featured a coiled diamondback rattlesnake ready to strike, with the slogan ‘Don’t Tread on Me!’ underneath it. Benjamin Franklin helped make the rattlesnake a symbol of Americans’ reluctance to quarrel but vigilance and resolve in defense of their rights. By 1775 when Gadsden presented his flag to the commander-in-chief of the Navy, the rattlesnake was a symbol of the colonies and of their need to unite in defense of threats to their God-given and inherited rights.”
Updated: Xavier casts even more doubt on the story. Who knows the truth.