Monday, May 11, 2009

Man Detained For Having Extremist "Gadsden Flag" Bumper Sticker

Because the DHS said he might be a Terrorist (not the kind that causes "man-caused disasters" the kind that causes new U.S. Constitutions) . . .

He had a bumper sticker on his car, both expressing an opinion and acknowledging the history of our nation. Or, in the words of the local brownshirts police, he "had a subversive survivalist bumper sticker on his car"

And he got ARRESTED for it! Sure, sure they let him go. Eventually. After all, he's innocent and therefore has nothing to fear, right?


I was riding with my Darling Wife and mentioned this story, and told her it made me want to make 1/2 the back of my car a Gadsden flag, cover half the trunk with the text of the US Constitution's First Amendment and Texas Constitution's Article 1, Section 8, and half with my blog address. She didn't think it was a very Good Idea, and not just because of the maths involved.


Update: Hat tip to Xavier for primary research on this story. Turns out to be less outrageous than first reported.

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