Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates unconstitutional

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    Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates unconstitutional | MyFOX8.com


    RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal judge has ruled it is unconstitutional for North Carolina to issue pro-life license plates unless the state offers similar plates supporting abortion rights.

    U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox ruled on Friday that North Carolina cannot produce or distribute the “Choose Life” plate.
     
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    Good. Glad to hear it.

    Tax payer dollars shouldn't be used to endorse one opinion over another.
     
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    Choose death would be the other opinion? Kind of negative.

    They are vanity plates in Ohio where the consumer pays extra for them. According to the site, "$20.00 of the total plate cost will go towards funding eligible private, nonprofit organizations that provide services committed to counseling pregnant women about the option of adoption."



    http://bmv.ohio.gov/sp_choose_life.stm
     
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    I've never understood the reasons for all these different types of plates. When I was growing up, each state had ONE color scheme.

    Nowadays...are you a vet? There's a plate for that! And not just some generic veteran shit. No. There's plates for Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Army, Purple Heat awardees, on and on.

    Hunter? There's a plate for that! Fisherman? There's a plate for that!

    Are you a member of the Elks? There's even a frickin' plate for that!


    What, a bumper sticker isn't good enough to show off your affections any more?

    http://www.cafepress.com/+pro-life+bumper-stickers


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    Very true. I must admit I do have Red Sox vanity plates because I love the team and the charity gets the money. Dana Farber. Win-win.
     
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    I'd prefer choose nothing. The state shouldn't be meddling in controversial subjects like that on something silly like vanity plates. If you want to pay extra to make your own custom number or words on a plate then that is one thing but the plates themselves shouldn't create controversy.
     
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    The state should just stay out of it altogether.
     
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    Considering you can literally cover ever inch of your car (aside from safety items) or property with any kind of political bumper sticker or propaganda known to man, why is it so important that a government run institution issue controversial political crap?
     
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    That's why we have federal judges deciding things like this. States cannot be trusted not to screw it up.

    Regards from Rosie
     
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    man thats two rulings not in favor of anti-freedomers.
     

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