RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal judge has ruled it is unconstitutional for North Carolina to issue pro-life license plates unless the state offers similar plates supporting abortion rights. U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox ruled on Friday that North Carolina cannot produce or distribute the “Choose Life” plate. Judge Fox concluded, “The State’s offering of a Choose Life license plate in the absence of a pro-choice plate constitutes viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment.”
Alabama has Choose Life plates, although I can´t really afford to pay $75 for one. But why doesn´t the N.C. legislature just approve a plate for pro choice people? At least we would know who they are and avoid them whenever possible.
That is stupid because there is nothing that says "Choose Life" has to only be about abortion. It just means "choose life". That is all it means, technically. What an idiot judge. He doesn´t know anything about the Constitution. The Constitution is about "life" anyway!
Whatever makes no sense, democrats are all into it. The dumber the better. Choose death, that´s really good. Maybe this judge should put a plate on his car that says, choose death. The world would be better off.
If the NC guv had the spine, they could just ignore the judge. Just like the IRS, when they don´t like the results of a court case, they just say they´re not in compliance - basically daring the judge to do anything about it
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
1. Where in the wide, wide world of sports is "viewpoint discrimination" prohibited in the above? 2. The First applies to the US House and Senate ["Congress shall..."], not to state legislatures. 3. Sloganeering should be carried out on license plate frames, sold at retail, not incorporated into license plates. Their purpose is to identify a vehicle for traffic-law purposes. 4. Doesn´t look like the judge reasons rigorously. 5. Speaking of which -- the decision seems to require every matter to have only for or against sides. So, to offer one example, where would that leave the state´s agnostics? Though I guess they could put an atheist plate on the front of the car and a believer´s plate on the back. Or vice-versa. Maybe. 6. That, #4, is just a pro-sushi plate. 7. I do see a problem for Illinois. They´ll need much bigger plates to get a "Babies Not Killed by Abortions Should Die Without Medial Care in Hospital Linen Closets Like Obama Wants" on them.
Those who are saying "Choose Death" is the correct opposite are exactly correct. The "Choose Life" slogan is not the literal opposite of "Pro Choice," and any claim that it is should be fought vigorously in court.
They want to have an equal voice? Let them take the precise opposite position.
But they have achieved (for now) their primary purpose, to silence those who call a life a life.
Progressive liberal obfuscation at its best. The judiciary is has become the champions of advancing the liberal agenda and have ceased to even try to project the appearance of even handed arbitrators. How a "choose Life" slogan offends against the First Amendment defies even the most creative "umbra within the penumbra" imagination.
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