One Classic American Slogan Is All Over Virginia License Plates—And It’s Only Growing in Popularity
If you’ve been to Virginia recently, you may have noticed one particularly popular custom license plate.
The simple, and truly American, statement “Don’t tread on me” was originally found on our first flag.
Now, the plate’s skyrocketing in popularity in Virginia, quickly outpacing other options.
First introduced in 2012, by 2014 it had already become the sixth most popular license plate design, out of more than 200 choices.
One of those purchasers, retired CIA agent Warner Workman, spoke to Leesburg Today about his adoption of the plate:
“I consider myself an American who believes in the original Founding Fathers’ concepts of freedom and limited government, constitutional government, minimal intrusion of the government in people’s daily lives.”
The “Don’t Tread On Me” license plate sold more than 11,000 units in just the first four months of 2015, and will most likely move to 4th or 5th place by year’s end.
If the messages people choose to display on their cars is any indication of priorities, it looks like at least one segment of the country is really feeling the American spirit.