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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, your point was just kinda stupid. If slavery was an issue in the US today, and the state decided to allow one viewpoint on a license plate but not the other, then and only then would you have a point. As is, your "point" fails miserably.
    These should also be dropped based on the judge's rule, correct? I would have added the dozen or so NASCAR plates since they don't offer Dick Trickle, but I think you see the point.


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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Exactly. Expressions of free speech include opinions which may not necessarily be politically correct or popular. I'm having a difficult time believing there is even a constitutional question here.
    But Govt. should not be involved in manipulating so called "free speech" to favor one side or another. How about if a State offered Re-elect Obama 2012 plates and not Romney ones?

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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    How is it a victory for free speech by taking away the ability to voice a viewpoint on a license plate?
    I kind of agree with them. If you are going to offer one side of a controversial issue on a license plate, you should probably be offering the other one.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Good. It was the proper decision, and I applaud the judge who made it.

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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    The state could have avoided the issue by printing ONE license plate that said "F@#K the children, kill them all." Democrats would have lined up to applaud it.

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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    You put whatever you want on your plates, just be the guy that complain about being pulled over all the time when you have the plates GUN DLR. It is the most run or searched license plate by law enforcement in Canada. If a police officer saw you had a NRA plate here you would be pulled over 9/10 times.

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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That you where unable to refute.
    There was nothig -to- refute -- none of what you said was meaningful or relevant.
    The issue here is state support of one point of view to the exclusion of another -- as such, to that issue, it doesn't matter that slavery itself is not an issue of similar importance today.

    Now tell me - and do try to be honest:
    Do you believe the ACLU would sue because a state offered anti-slavery plates to the exclusion of pro-slavery plates?

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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    The state could have avoided the issue by printing ONE license plate that said "F@#K the children, kill them all." Democrats would have lined up to applaud it.
    And they kinda have to, considering they have the "Kids First" plate.

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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    But Govt. should not be involved in manipulating so called "free speech" to favor one side or another. How about if a State offered Re-elect Obama 2012 plates and not Romney ones?
    Its a good bet that the ACLU would not sue over this, either.

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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    I don't know that I agree with this. It probably depends, though, on whether people can get other specialty plates from private companies. I think the government is free to promote a certain ideology, as long as it doesn't prevent competing ideologies from being heard. Simply not offering a plate that adequately promotes a competing ideology is not the same as silencing it, unless the government also prohibits the use of private designs.
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