The state legislature is moving close to approving a new “I Believe” license plate that would include a fancy cross and stained glass (those stained glass folks must have awesome lobbyists).
“People can express their views however they want, on a bumper sticker, whatever,” said Ronald Lindsay, director of the First Amendment Task Force for the Council for Secular Humanism, a New York-based group.
“Once you get into the license plate area, that’s an official government document, or tag. There is simply no need for it.”
The House voted unanimously 109-0 (note: there are 124 legislators, so a few were out on a coffee break). Jewish leaders have sent a letter to Gov. Mark Sanford threatening suit over the religious tone of the plate. Personally, I think if we’ve already got the “In God We Trust” plate, any lawsuit is going to be difficult.
While we here are Press Time do, in fact, believe, the new plate led us to wonder what else that South Carolina drivers might “believe” in:
A Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.