New Florida License Plate Design Sparks Debate

New Florida License Plate Design Sparks Debate

Ron DeSantis STRIKES AGAIN – New Move Causing an Uproar!

( -In the 1990s, America began transitioning from the modern era into postmodernism. Liberals at the time embraced ambiguity and a philosophy that the meaning of a word or moment in history wasn’t relevant to the context one wanted to assign to it. Individuals could decide the matter for themselves without any frame of reference. For example, President Bill Clinton stated he didn’t inhale while “smoking” pot, among other things.

In 2019, the Florida legislature approved a new license plate already popular in Kansas, Missouri, and Virginia. It sports the famous Revolutionary War flag that’s yellow, portrays a snake, and says, “Don’t Tread on Me.” Apparently, a few on the Left are particularly sensitive about the approval after Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) stated it sent a clear message to people who visited from out of state.

Some Create Controversy Around the Old Message

As Americans lose sight of history and the country’s founding, the Gadsden Flag symbolized our strength and demeanor for centuries. In 1775, Christopher Gadsden presented the banner to Commodore Esek Hopkins, commanding officer of the new US Navy. Gadsden used the imagery of the snake created by Benjamin Franklin. The Revolutionary War icon noted the serpent never attacks anyone but never surrenders when provoked. He said it was a courageous animal. Gadsden added it mimicked the liberty-minded people of his day.

Consumers can purchase the flag in a variety of formats. Still, Liberals appear to believe the symbol is offensive in the wake of the January 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill. Southern Poverty Law Center deputy director of research and analysis, Rachel Carroll Rivas, told NPR that Florida couldn’t suggest they don’t know the imagery represents something different to the public than it does to Conservatives. Rivas stated terrible causes throughout US history had used the Gadsden Flag, and she compared it to the Confederate Flag.

NPR even took time to write an exposé on the matter. It said the banner now represents far-right extremism and the “Stop the Steal” movement that was popular among the Right after the 2020 presidential election.

Could Progressives Stop Florida From Issuing the License Plates?

In 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 vanity plates represented government speech and concluded states have a legal right to decide what can or cannot go on them. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote government statements are not a violation of the Constitution because it informs the public about various views among the masses.

While the Left may not like the license plate’s statement, it has some of its own controversial ones. New Hampshire has “Live Free or Die.” Washington, DC, plates read “No Taxation without Representation.” In Virginia, one can get a plate that says “Trust Women/Respect Choice.”

Regardless of the progressive’s view, there isn’t much of anything they can do but make declarative statements. The “Don’t Tread On Me” license plate is very popular in many states. In the Sunshine State, the money goes to help the Florida Veterans Foundation. They get $25 per plate. After DeSantis’ post and liberal backlash, the foundation’s chairman, Dennis Baker, told NPR, “I’m sure there’s going to be at least a million people” who will buy it now.

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