Make tag motto inclusive

The state of Georgia has legislated and approved a provision that allows automobile owners to replace the county identification on their car tags with the statement “In God We Trust.”

I have no qualms with this allowance of the expression of freedom of speech and expression of an individual’s religious preference. However, I am concerned that this freedom of speech and religious expression is limited to those who favor a traditional Judeo-Christian religious preference. Why is there no allowance or provision for those who would express a trust in Yahweh, Buddha, Krishna, Zen, Hinduism or a host of other spiritual or religious beliefs – not to mention those who trust scientific discovery as opposed to religious beliefs?

This appears to be a serious affront to freedom of speech and the “no establishment of a state religion” clause of our Constitution.

Edward Fahey

Springfield

 

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