NJ DMV denies woman "8THEIST" license plate

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/19/us/new-jersey-atheist-plates/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    Glad she's suing, this seems like it should be a slam dunk case. It's 2014, and Atheism is still "offensive to good taste and decency" FFS :rolleyes:
     
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  3. thekev macrumors 604

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    I was thinking cannibals or zombies that merely prey on the religious.

    Also I hope she wins. It's silly to deny that.
     
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    Well, if you're a pagan, the cannibalism is kind of assumed, heathens that they are.

    I'm kind of impressed. That vanity plate works on so many levels.
     
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    I must say this is extremely unusual in my state. I would like to think this is the work of one overzealous bad apple employee. The DMV really has no case here, I wouldn't be surprised if they change their minds quickly after all this publicity. ANY judge in this state would laugh in their face.
     
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    I wouldn't object to them not approving any religious license plates, but since it seems like they do they shouldn't have rejected this one.
     
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    Surely this is the case for all vanity license plates :confused:
     
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    For many years, there was a Mercedes running around Oconee County, Georgia with the license plate that said BIOTCH. Our DMV sent her a letter saying that they would no longer renew it and she would have to get a new license plate. She is a Biology Tech at UGA. As smart as she was, she didn't understand why they were taking her plate.

    I think New Jersey should go ahead and issue her license plate. They should not only issue it but as an apology waive the plate fee.
     
  9. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but half the point of having religion any more is having a second standard. If we have to conform to a single standard, religions will loose a key source of pride and recruitment.

    That is ***** hilarious! :D


    I'd make her add a space: BIO TCH
     
  10. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    Personally I think license plates should be for vehicle identification ONLY.

    I would go as far and say we need a single color plate for the entire country. No custom or vanity plates at all. If someone wants to make some type of statement put a sticker on your car.
     
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    I don't actually see a problem with that. It's just not what we have today. The complaint here is over strange censorship. Anyway I always thought states granted them for a small amount of extra revenue.
     
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    Not sure why someone would want to be publicly identified by what they don't believe...

    But the plate shouldn't be denied for any reason. Either there should be no criteria for approving vanity plates, or there should be no vanity plates. Simple.
     
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    Because it's a minority position. Calling attention to it is a good thing (awareness, acceptance, etc).
     
  14. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    Maybe it's a belief in nothingness, but I'd say more like 'belong to the group that doesn't believe.'

    There will always be commuting standards. Members of the community just like to argue over what those should be.
     
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    That would be stupid. You need to be able to easily identify each state.
     
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    Who needs to "easily identify each state" and why?

    The Police? When they run the plate that would give them all the information about the vehicle and owner's address.
     
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    So... Calling attention to minority positions is a good thing? There are lots of minority positions out there. By your logic, it should be ok to have license plates for the minority in the KKK, religious extremists and pedophiles. Who gets to decide what minority groups are acceptable?
     
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    The states make extra revenue off of these vanity license plates. In addition, some of these license plates generate money for groups. And the solution is to have the federal government take it over? Is there anything that you don't think the federal should run?
     
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    Your ideology is literally so extreme you are now charging other extreme right wing ideologues with big government talking points. Amazing.
     
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    Posts like this are the reason few here take you seriously. Anyone who has spent more than 7 minutes in PRSI knows that lostngone is a rightie yet somehow, you've dropped another talking points memo on us and made him a big federal government guy. So disingenuous but funny.
     
  21. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    First off I was so surprised that you posted without mentioning the 2A.:p

    But I whole heartily agree, this is how it is done in the Netherlands. This way there are no people who feel left out or have their feeling's hurt.

    It becomes just a vehicle's ID and not a personal statement.
     
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    Really? What is wrong with my opinion that the States should control license plates? Am I not allowed to have that opinion? It's not a talking point! It's my opinion.

    I rather like the fact that my state offers so many types of personalized plates plus the option to have vanity plates. I do not believe that federal government should take over issuing of license plates for vehicles. I believe that it is a state matter. The taxes collected from those plates go to maintain state roads.
     
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    (a) KKK could be debated, but it's classified as a "hate group" by just about everyone, so not too tough a decision.

    (b) Religious extremists? Like the ones that run our country? ;)

    (c) Nothing wrong with being a pedophile, so long as you don't act on it. Actually, I think some advocacy for pedophilia is warranted; I'm sure most pedophiles never act on their urges, just like people who are turned on by rape porn, etc.

    And besides, she's just asking for a custom set of letters/numbers, not an "official" sanctioned plate design.
     
  24. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    It was quite clear neither of us were referring to your stance on license plates. This is a terrible strawman to deflect away from your ideological failure.
     

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