Flare? Yes or No?

I’ve recently had some conversations about bumper stickers (furnished by and thought it might make for an interesting blog post. I am by no means trying to shamelessly sell you stickers (though if you want them simply click here); in fact, my advice below is universal for all liberty minded messages. I’m a huge advocate of using swag to spread the message. That being said, let’s get to the point.

I have heard many people say (something to this effect), “I’d put a bumper sticker on my car but I don’t want the police messing with me.” Understandable. Who really wants the police messing with them? I know I don’t. Yet, that mentality has come from what everyone understands a police interaction to be – a very unpleasant encounter, one that can cost you time, money and even your life. People are willing to go to great lengths to do anything they can to avoid an interaction with police.  Some buy radar detectors, others obey traffic laws to a ‘T’ and some would say they don’t put bumper stickers on their cars.

So why SHOULD you put a bumper sticker on your car?

That’s simple, because, I believe, it will keep you safe(r).

Just imagine you’re driving down the road, as a LEO, and you’re tailing a car with a bumper sticker. What would you be thinking as this officer? Even if you’ve seen them break a minor traffic law, you might not want to bother with the possible (but highly likely) video recording, questioning and, at times, lengthy court trial that is common with CopBlocker interactions. You might even think it was a set up (though I’ve yet to hear of a CopBlocker who actually went out to “set up” the police – just Barry Cooper, from CopBusters) as many officer comments at Cop Block suggest not taking ‘our bait.’ 

I know that in New Hampshire, especially the Keene and Manchester areas, a bumper sticker has lead to the occupiers of said cars being given what they believed were ‘passes’ on a stop. What that means is that the officer did  the usual things, like making a U-turn in the roadway and tailing the car, before pulling someone over; yet, when the cruiser got closer it suddenly backed off and did not pull them over.

Of course there is no guarantee on anything and you could find that one cop that really wants to pull over, and arrest, a CopBlocker (or supporter). I still believe that having the sticker on your car is better than ‘hoping’ to fly under their radar, especially if you’re prepared to record the encounter, ask questions of the officer(s), and  share your story via

What do you think? Would you put a bumper sticker on your car? Do you have a bumper sticker on your car? If so, email me: Ademo[at]

Ademo Freeman

was born and raised in Wisconsin, traveled the country in a RV dubbed "MARV" and is an advocate of a voluntary society, where force is replaced with voluntary interactions. He's partaken in projects such as, Motorhome Diaries, Liberty on Tour, Free Keene, Free Talk Live and is the Founder of ____________________________________________________________________________ If you enjoy my work at, please, consider donating $1/month to the CopBlock Network or purchasing Gear from the store. ____________________________________________________________________________ Find Ademo at these social networks: Facebook Twitter Youtube