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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:36 PM
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Florida merges State and Church...nary a comment....
Edited on Sat May-02-09 09:37 PM by lib2DaBone
The State of Florda has now OK'd Jesus License Plates. No One voted on it.. yet it became law.

So Much for free speech and rule of law.

The Golden Rule is: He who has the Gold... makes the rules.








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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:41 PM
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1. It won't outlive a constitutional court challenge.
It won't pass the three-prong Lemon Test that protects the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:41 PM
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2. My question is whether the "Choose Life" tag holders will
get new plates or keep the ones until their ten years are up. I stay many car lengths behind these types and don't park next to to their cars for fear of having to interact with them.
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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:48 PM
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3. Yeah, Old News. I live here too. See the post from MadFloridian earlier today.
It's on the front page.
It has the comment from our friend at the St. Petersburg Times that is most excellent.
Check it out.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:10 PM
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4. between this and FL gutting library funding, am thinkin it is time to pull the plug
:banghead:
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:56 PM
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7. Hey .. stupid people are Republican people ... don't you know, stupid people become Reps not the
other way around
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:52 PM
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5. Is it the official plate, or a vanity plate?
If it is the official plate (which I doubt), then it'll get struck down pretty quick.

If it is just a vanity plate, then what's the problem?
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:14 AM
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13. Are there vanity plates for the myriad other faiths in Florida?
And what of those Christians who believe depictions of Jesus to be idolatry, will there be some sort of comprimise to respect their faith?
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:55 PM
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6. looks kinda sado-masochistic to me nt
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:56 PM
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8. Jesus Christ on a trailer hitch!
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:57 PM
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9. Supreme Court will make then allow Buddha etc on plates too.
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Stellabella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:58 PM
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10. Yeah, that's the dead blue Jesus plate.
It sure lets you identify the crazies on the road more easily.
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auburnblu Donating Member (536 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:01 PM
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11. Hmmmm
Good question on where this stands between not promote/not prohibit. Seems like a viloation of the not promote. But if a state didn't allow the letters LUVGOD that seems a violation of not prohibit.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:10 AM
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16. Bet the state would not allow slogans or depictions of Wiccan icons
Pretty sure they would balk at Satanists who wanted vanity plates with depictions of their religious beliefs.

Hell, do they have Muslim vanity plates? Would they allow for such things? Odds are, they WOULD prohibit a lot of religious expression, if it offended THEIR religion, which brings us back (via the slippery slope) to violation of the NOT PROMOTE portion.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:14 AM
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17. So, can someone get a semi-nude depiction of Oberon Zell on a license plate?
If the real justification is 'not prohibit', Florida has to take all comers. It would certainly be an interesting court case. At the very least, it could result in many exploding heads.
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:09 AM
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12. "Look, ma. No hands!"
"Peter. I can see my house from here!"

from the 7 last words...
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mr blur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 02:15 AM
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14. Jebus shaved his armpits?
Who would have guessed?
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bushmeister0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 04:59 AM
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15. Bugs Bunny had the right idea!
Saw the damn thing off! South America: Take it way!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiTM2HQ0g98
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