famously defiant motto of colonel christopher gadsden, self-described illustrious soldier, statesman and slave owner of 18th century lore. in reference to the anyone whose identical motives conflicted with gadsden achieving his ends, specifically the british in the person of king george III, this bloated fraud invoked the venomous viper as a depiction of same. lately reprised by the great gullible mass of what's left of the working classes in impotent complaint of their own tragic, irredeemable peonage. in current terms "don't tread on me" translates to "retread" and might as well show the imprint of bandag.
leroy:dwayne, them insurgents hate us for our freedoms! this country was founded on judeo-christian values! i want my country back! sarah palin is a great american! dan brown is the antichrist! i've got so many magnetic ribbons on my car, i've destroyed my alternator! don't tread on me!
dwayne:rush limbaugh had a back problem which led his maid to falsify prescriptions which is why illegal immigrants should not have health insurance. leroy, you've got tire tread marks on your head!