Thursday, April 24, 2008

Won't happen

Florida's legislature is set to consider authorizing this state issued license plate:
Here's a link to the story:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/04/24/license.plate.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

What do you think?

5 comments:

DigiHairshirt said...

Tennessee has got one with a big ol' American Eagle and in big ol' letters, GOD BLESS AMERICA.

I figure the ACLU knows better than to go down there and mess around with some good ol' boys.

Kit Brookside said...

There's another one - "In God We Trust" - and I think those two have survived because of their overall cultural/historical ties (on the currency, a traditional song). This one is a more of a statement of belief, which I fear will run afoul of the establishment clause. Which is a shame.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

It's the South, so Florida will pass it, then the ACLU will raise a seperation of Church/State issue, and the other faiths will raise a stink because there isn't a plate 4 them.

Ma Beck said...

I don't have a "problem" with it, at least not legally.

But I would advise against it, because a) no one needs another lawsuit and b) I don't think we want to see "Pride", "Pagan", "Wiccan", "Try Scientology!", etc. plates.
That's what bumper stickers are for.

Let's stick to the point of license plates: to allow cops to easily identify the state of origin, county of origin (like normal FL tags), and characters on a tag.

FL has over a hundred plates, I think.
I'd hate to be a cop there - "What kind of plate was on the shooter's car?!"

"Uhhhhh, I don't know!"

"But it was RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU!"

Kasia said...

I second Ma Beck. Let's go back to basic two-tone plates. A cop should be able to ID a plate with a glance. We just don't need all those affinity plates, plates with amber waves of grain, yadda yadda.