Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Nunya asks: While Clovers will say “I have nothing to hide so why should I care” – that statement reflects total irreverence to the Constitution, its framers and those who fought and died to secure our independence from government tyranny. So, without further ado, is there anything out there that will defeat a license plate reader that is commonly used today by armed government workers?
My reply: The best tactic I know of is to partially obscure the plate, either by using a frame of some kind that makes some of the numbers/letters slightly illegible or by slightly bending the plate. I do this with the plates on my truck; it’s easy and it’s plausibly deniable if I have to deal with an armed government worker… the lower portion is bent under, following the curve of the bumper… whoops, must’ve happened when I was pushing snow last year with the plow. Mud/dirt works, too.
You can buy translucent plate covers that don’t obscure the plate to the direct view by human eyes but which make it hard on the eyes of the ALPRs. I have not however read or seen objective studies as to the effectiveness of these.
I agree with you that it’s both depressing – and terrifying – how insouciant and indifferent most people are to this creeping tyranny.
We face a mighty foe – and that includes, unfortunately, millions of our fellow Americans.
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