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?
“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.