Why aren't religious car tags allowed?

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I can't understand why a judge would say you can't put religious tags on your own car.

This has nothing to do with religion and government. If a person can't have a religious tag, then everybody should have to use a state tag.

No more names or colleges or any other school should be allowed on tags.

I will protest any tags except state tags on cars and they will have to do away with them.

Robert Wilkerson

North Augusta

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El Guapo
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El Guapo 12/16/08 - 09:58 pm
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Putting religious tags on

Putting religious tags on would require the government to print and promote religious material.

Signal Always
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Signal Always 12/16/08 - 10:37 pm
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Um, no. That amendment

Um, no. That amendment prohibits the federal government from promoting a religion. The federal government doesn't issue state license plates.

El Guapo
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El Guapo 12/16/08 - 11:07 pm
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I don't care if it's the

I don't care if it's the county dogcatcher.

Government has no business promoting religion.

Why can't these zealots just buy bumper stickers? It's been their propaganda machine of choice for decades.

Signal Always
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Signal Always 12/16/08 - 11:25 pm
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Propaganda? It's their car.

Propaganda? It's their car. Also, the Constitution says nothing about a state offering a religious tag. It's not in the federal government's realm to dictate to a state how they can issue state license plates.

Signal Always
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Signal Always 12/17/08 - 12:23 am
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So, offering a tag for the

So, offering a tag for the people is now respecting an establishment of religion? I'm sorry, but until SC starts telling people which religion they must follow, you have no case.

El Guapo
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El Guapo 12/17/08 - 12:41 am
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Ok, so make it equal. Offer

Ok, so make it equal. Offer tags for EVERY recognized religion, as well as for Agnostics, Atheists, and those who are just confused.

El Guapo
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El Guapo 12/17/08 - 12:42 am
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I'm really waiting for the

I'm really waiting for the one with the huge joint on it for the Rastafarians...

El Guapo
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El Guapo 12/17/08 - 12:43 am
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I guarantee that as soon as

I guarantee that as soon as you saw a tag that says "There is no God", you'd be protesting at the top of your lungs.

Signal Always
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Signal Always 12/17/08 - 01:03 am
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Good luck finding enough

Good luck finding enough people to support that tag.

GGpap
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GGpap 12/17/08 - 03:52 am
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SIgnal Always, I'd be one of

SIgnal Always, I'd be one of many that would be glad to support a "There is no God" tag. But, while I don't give a hoot if the "new" religious tag is finally approved, I would ask "WHY" if it wasn't approved would the SC "In God we Trust" tag be still allowed.

Martinez
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Martinez 12/17/08 - 07:18 am
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So when I buy a UGA tag, a

So when I buy a UGA tag, a portion of the proceeds go to UGA. All specialty plates have a fee for which a portion of that cost goes to a specific organization, foundation etc. Another example is the new plates that say "Thanks Mom and Dad". The money raised fron this one goes to the Department of Human Resources to address needs of the state's older population. The problem is not religion, it is the religious money trail. If GA offers say a Christianity tag, who gets the money? Which church? Which Domination? And then, what accountability is in place for those funds after distributed? There is a big difference in reporting between a charitable foundation and a church. A foundation must provide a charter of how their funds will be spent and then must prove it after the fact. Churches operate completely different with very little financial accountability.

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iletuknow 12/17/08 - 07:19 am
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The image of the state is

The image of the state is already bad enough!

Martinez
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Martinez 12/17/08 - 07:28 am
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Florida has a plate that says

Florida has a plate that says "Choose Life". The proceeds go to raise funds to support adoption efforts of Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Maternity Homes and not-for-profit adoption agencies. Another example in Florida is "Family First" which raises money for the Family First organization to strengthen the family by establishing family as a top priority in people's lives and by promoting principles for building marriages and raising children. So if a specific religious organization decided to create a charter and meet all the other requirements for establishing a specialty plate - it could happen. You just won't see a Card Blanche plate that says "Support Christianity".

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willistontownsc 12/17/08 - 08:15 am
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The only time I will support

The only time I will support a religion license plate is if it includes all religions -- including Islam. The main license plate I support are those from the feminist movement. Let's hope that ALL 50 states will make feminist license plates available.

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I4PUTT 12/17/08 - 08:28 am
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In SC the I Believe license

In SC the I Believe license plates only generate money for the state. There is no money coming from these plate that go to any religious organizations. Martinez is 1/2 right. Many of the license plates that support non profit groups that are provided under a state law that allows a portion of the profits to go to these organizations. But here's the real rub. Over 85% of the population of this nation identifies themselves as christians. If the vast majority sits back & allows a radical, left leaning group have these things done unopposed, they will be getting what they deserve. It's way past time for the majority to stand up for what they believe. Demand a clarification on the Seperation of Church & State issue. Demand equal rights for Christianity. Stop allowing those with a minority supported agenda to eradicate all things that represent the Christian faith.

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 12/17/08 - 08:31 am
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willis...that's kinda sexist,

willis...that's kinda sexist, don't you think....I will hope that all 50 state will offer license plate that only support maleism...or tallism...or red headism...see how moronic this becomes

justus4
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justus4 12/17/08 - 08:35 am
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What is it about the South
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What is it about the South and comprehension? Our government is not based solely on one particular religion. The US is not a Theocracy. Putting a religious symbol on items issued from a tax-receiving agency (federal or state) is violating the US Constitution. What this guy really doesn't understand is the history of the country. Bet 'cha he also thinks the Civil War was not fought over the issue of slavery. Again, religion is private so keep it to yourself.

fd1962
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fd1962 12/17/08 - 08:38 am
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How about a vegetable license
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How about a vegetable license plate? Let's hope all fifty states will make OKRA license plates available soon. Pass the salt.

Lobosolo
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Lobosolo 12/17/08 - 08:43 am
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The "Christians" who cry

The "Christians" who cry about things like this must have no faith in their faith.

fd1962
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fd1962 12/17/08 - 09:05 am
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Lobo, when it gets right down
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Lobo, when it gets right down too it, the Christians are only against NON-Christian religious tags.

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 12/17/08 - 09:20 am
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Wht tags would you guys find

Wht tags would you guys find acceptable? Gimme a list.

dashiel
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dashiel 12/17/08 - 09:23 am
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WWJD? (Hint: donkeys don't

WWJD? (Hint: donkeys don't need prestige plates.)

christian134
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christian134 12/17/08 - 09:25 am
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"Lobo, when it gets right

"Lobo, when it gets right down too it, NON-Christians are only against Christian religious tags"...Works both ways does it not fd1962...Lobo the atheist must have no faith in their own particular form of religion so they seek to silence another's freedom of speech just to prove they can or they are simply bored with their own lack of completeness that they try to "make waves" in other lives...

christian134
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christian134 12/17/08 - 09:26 am
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Justus4 the Civil War was

Justus4 the Civil War was fought over money and power...Slavery was used to inflame the masses to do as Lincoln and the power brokers of the day wanted...The South already had a plan for the release of slaves back into society as free men and women...It was to be done systematically so they could fend for themselves...Try reading and studying...It is quite a helpful tool...

palomino9
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palomino9 12/17/08 - 09:27 am
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have you heard of separation

have you heard of separation of church and state? duh!!

palomino9
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palomino9 12/17/08 - 09:32 am
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why can't gays have car tags?

why can't gays have car tags? atheists? morons? homeless people? people who have been abducted by aliens?

Signal Always
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Signal Always 12/17/08 - 09:34 am
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Um, wrong again, Justus. The

Um, wrong again, Justus. The US Constitution says not a damn thing about a state issuing a state license plate. The 1st amendment states that the federal government, since that's primarily what the US Constitution pertains to, will not establish or recognize any one religion. Amendment 10 states that all powers not delegated to the federal government will be relegated to the states. This is a state issue. BTW, any idiot that thinks Lincoln was just some abolitionist-supporting human rights Saint, and who thinks the Civil War was fought over slavery needs to explain to me how Delaware, Maryland, and Missouri, ALL slave-holding states at the time, fought on the side of the North. Throughout the entire war's 4 years those three were slave-holding states.

fd1962
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fd1962 12/17/08 - 09:35 am
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Do you actually include
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Do you actually include atheism as another form of religion, Christian 134?

Signal Always
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Signal Always 12/17/08 - 09:35 am
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Read above, Palomino. If you

Read above, Palomino. If you can't understand it, I'll write it down with a crayon on some Blue Horse paper.

palomino9
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palomino9 12/17/08 - 09:39 am
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signal, color away

signal, color away sweetheart, I do believe that I have a much superior education than you. have a good day,

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