An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 23, 2007

ACLU Attacks Liscense Plate

Filed under: ACLU, Cow pies — olbroad @ 10:02

ACLU sues state over ‘God’ plates

The “In God We Trust” license plates that have quickly become a fixture on Indiana roads came under a legal attack today claiming the law authorizing them is unconstitutional for favoring that message over those on other plates.

So, because the ACLU doesn’t trust in G-d, no one else can express their trust?

The lawsuit filed in Marion Superior Court claims the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles gives preferential treatment to motorists wanting the plates, which also feature the American flag, because they don’t have to pay the $15 administrative fee that the agency collects on sales of most other Indiana specialty plates.

I’d say there was a big difference since it’s already on the money of this nation, but I don’t see them refusing to take it, do you?

The BMV charges the administrative fees in addition to other costs of up to $25 whose proceeds support the causes of the groups or universities promoted by other specialty plates.

And which cause do these plates support?

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“It amounts to a promotion of the plate. The plate is a statement,” said ACLU-Indiana attorney Ken Falk. “There is a cost in Indiana to obtain a general specialty plate and to express oneself in that manner, but there is no cost for an ’In God We Trust’ plate.”

And of course, the ACLU doesn’t care for the statement that people trust in G-d.

The legislation’s primary author, Rep. Woody Burton, R-Greenwood, noted the BMV has distributed more than 515,000 of the “In God We Trust” plates in less than four months. They became available Jan. 1.

It seems unfortunate that someone that doesn’t like it would keep others from having it,” Burton said.

Unlike other license plates that promote ideas or causes such as the Indianapolis Colts, the arts and service groups, the “In God We Trust” plates do not benefit any faith group or other organization, Burton said.

“It is not a special-interest plate,” he said. “It is a stock item. It’s the motto of the country. It’s on the dollar bill.”

How we have allowed this sleazy bunch run rough shod over our country is beyond me. I think it’s time to start standing up to them, and those groups like them. Support financially any community that comes under their attack.

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11 Comments »

  1. Gimme a damned break. Are these idiots really that hard up? Do they have any functioning brain cells? This really chaps my hide. Please excuse my french.

    Comment by jarhead john — April 24, 2007 @ 6:33

  2. Actually, this is EXCELLENT news…

    Comment by Stew — April 24, 2007 @ 7:28

  3. Excellent Stew? How so?

    Comment by olbroad — April 24, 2007 @ 10:06

  4. Would you argue equally as hard for a plate that said “Insh’Allah”?

    Comment by grumps — April 24, 2007 @ 10:14

  5. If I was in a Muslim country, maybe, but I’m not, and neither are you.

    Comment by olbroad — April 24, 2007 @ 11:11

  6. You go girl! It’s high time we stand up for what we believe in in this country and that is GOD!

    Comment by KathLop — April 24, 2007 @ 1:21

  7. Listen, Grumps… This here is America. We like our god, our guns, and kicking ass. And if you don’t like it, you can get out!

    Comment by Jayce — April 24, 2007 @ 1:53

  8. Welp, glad you asked 😉

    Since the ACLU (that wonderful paragon of fairness) seeks only a fair and balanced, oh wait…, scratch that, they seek FAIRNESS (yeah right). Anyway, we should all rally behind their action.

    Write letters, protest the municipal offices, refuse to eat, until Indiana gives at least $15 from each plate sold to local churches.

    I think even the good Reverend Al (notso)Sharp ton could get behind this.

    🙂

    Comment by Stew — April 25, 2007 @ 8:40

  9. Hmmm….. Interesting idea! 🙂

    Comment by olbroad — April 25, 2007 @ 9:12

  10. Ahh, Jayce. Once we get our Constitution back guys like you are gonna be wondering where you went wrong.

    Comment by grumps — April 25, 2007 @ 3:29

  11. “You go girl! It’s high time we stand up for what we believe in in this country and that is GOD!”

    How about we stand up for freedom and not do that whole theocratic thing?

    “This here is America. We like our god, our guns, and kicking ass.”

    Let me go shoot myself.

    Comment by Jacob Towers — July 9, 2007 @ 4:52


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