This article suggests that Americans have a message for their government "don't tread on me".
That is a complete load of dog squeeze. Americans have never been more compliant, and never EVER EVER BUT EVAH been more dependent on government.
So, the idea that people are saying "don't tread on me" to Big Government is laughable.
They might be thinking it, but they are not doing anything about it.
So it's all talk and no action. Lots of faux bravado but no action.