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Hall of Shame: S.C. Approves “I Believe” License Plates

I make no bones about my disappointment with the rise in religious fundamentalism in this country and how detrimental such developments are, mostly having to do with failed abortion-only policies, the rise of anti-intellectualism, the accepting of intolerant and unconstitutional bans on gay marriage, and the promotion of power of men like George W. Bush, Pat Robertson, John Hagee and the late Jerry Falwell. Though, the rise in fundamentalism likely portends its downfall as progress is an unstoppable force, a law in South Carolina took effect yesterday that expresses the deep inability for many Americans to reconcile the brainwashing of their childhood with the reason and common sense their adulthoods.

South Carolina now offers “I Believe” license plates at $4 to $6.

i believe license plates

Such a license plate is an example of a governmental endorsement of a religion and a shameful illustration of the domination of unfounded mythology on our society.

Ask yourself whether the South Carolina state legislature would support a license plate expressing support of Islam, Judaism, Atheism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Scientology or Wicca. Right.

The ACLU and American Jewish Congress are considering action over this huge legal disappointment in South Carolina (which, by the way, failed in Florida in April). Here at politicalmpressions (which is just me), we wholemindedly support their efforts to have this state-sponsored endorsement of Christianity revoked.

Had this happened in Texas, I myself would raise my voice to its greatest heights to help preserve the separation of church and state.

Silver Lining: Marcus Aurelius points out in his comment on Think Progress, “It’s nice to know who the morons are when you’re out driving.”

Here We Go: June 19, Americans United for Separation of Church and Stateasks a judge to stop the state from making the plates and rule that the law allowing them violates the First Amendment.” For more, read here. Aaaahh, I love the smell of progress and common sense.


News of the Day 080305

  1. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson would do away with pennies but doesn’t think it’s “politically doable.” I think we should get rid of pennies too. They take up too much room and it would be so much easier for me to do math in fives.
  2. According to AP, “FBI Director Robert Mueller says an upcoming Justice Department report will show the bureau improperly used national security letters to obtain personal data on Americans during terror and spy investigations.” How unsurprising that the more power the government is given to spy on us, the more they abuse it. Under a Republican administration. Go figure.
  3. McCain likely won’t investigate any possible criminal activity perpetrated by Bush and Cheney if elected. I really don’t think Obama or Hillary would either. Whoever wins the election likely wants to just get on with running the country and Bush and Cheney will get away with years of criminal an unconstitutional behavior on many, many levels.
  4. Obama lawyer crashes Clinton Campaign conference call. Haha – why haven’t they done this before and when they do do it, they only bring up Clinton’s attacks of the caucus process. Well, the caucus process is seriously flawed and needs to be reformed. Why couldn’t they bring up how she’s pissing on the Democrats’ chances in November by spouting slimy rhetoric about Obama?

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