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    Actually agree with the libs, progressives, etc.... If the baby killers can't have a plate, then pro-lifers shouldn't be able to either. Fair is fair!
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    The only way they should be able to put this on a license plate would be if the background image is a coat-hanger.
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    I don't see what in the world would be wrong with having a license plate that celebrates life. Aren't each and everyone of us a realization of that celebration of life? I'm pro-life, that means I'm pro-you. Nothing wrong with that. I say the judge got this one wrong.
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    It isn't about the "Choose Life" message being wrong, the issue is that the same officials decided that the "Respect Choice" message could not be used, which is unfair. It may be difficult to understand, but people who disagree with your views are not necessarily wrong. This wasn't about the message, it was about fairness.
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    You're pro me? Having known myself for 48 years,I'd urge caution on taking too hard a stance on that one. I have deep reservations about anyone that might be swayed either way on the issue based on someone's vanity plates. But to allow one side a platform while denying it to the other would necessarily give a false impression of public opinion and in this instance tie the state to an "approved" position contrary to federal law. In the spirit of limited government, the state has no business celebrating life.
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    I don't think political messages belong on state license plates, period, but if you allow one, you must allow them all. I say don't have any, and let people buy their own bumper stickers or decals.
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    @Ashstop - Pro-choice vs anti-choice is most definitely a political matter. Whether we like it or not, it is a factor in every national election and has been since Roe v Wade.
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    @Denizen_Kate
    I'm not dening it is discussed politically, but it runs so much deeper than that!! It is a spiritual conviction that it is life that is being killed, no election will change that, it's considered life in animals, try killing a pregnant deer with no license, you get 2 tickets!! It has nothing to do with women's rights, it has to do with human rights,
    That's what I meant, my views can't be changed with a vote , yours can't be either I'm sure, we will all know in the end
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    Right now in Kansas we Masons are trying to get a Masonic license plate available from the state but we are beneath the threshhold of people who are saying we want them for the state to let us have them, according to the established state law, regulations, and procedures. However, we are non-controversial and eschew political advocacy as group, though members of some right-wing cult churches claim we are deemons. Nobody else pays much attention. Kansas' favorite son, Bob Dole, is one of us even though he now lives in Florida. I do not however think the Democrats, the Republicans, NOW, the Tea Party, any particular church, etc. should have them because those groups are overtly political, just as the criminalize abortion movement is.
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    it is so sad what the aclu has done to this country. I know a lot of you don't agree with this issue, but sometime in your lifetime it is coming your way.They will be controlling your life, and things that is close to your heart.
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    Yeah, the evil ACLU, always sticking up for EVERYBODY'S civil liberties and not just a select few. Bet they weren't so evil when they fought against the school in Fremont Nebraska for trying to prevent kids from waring rosary beads were they? In that case the ACLU was fighting FOR religious rights that the school was trying to block because it allegedly represented ...get this.."gang activity". Civil liberties doesn't mean you have the right to push your beliefs on someone else, it also means you have the right to not be exposed to such indoctrination. If someone is passionate about being pro-life, get a damn bumper sticker, don't ask the state to spread your message. Same thing if you are pro-choice. Either way, it is a violation of the constitution no matter which side of the fence you sit on.
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    It's sad when a state can't have a license plate for Choose Life when we have them for almost every other subject important to the constituents. Would having a plate saying "Choose Adoption" be unconstitutional, too? Florida has over 100 specialty plates, including one for Hispanic Achievers. Why not one for every other ethnicity?

    At least the University of Florida rated #1 in popularity...Go Gators!
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    Make em' both, and let the associated organizations, not taxpayers be responsible for the funding of said plates. The First Amendment then is preserved, both sides get what they want, win win.
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    It is a free speech issue. The "choose life" plates should fall under it. If the ACLU has a problem with it, then they should submit a suitable alternative. You will notice that pro-life people get hit with lawsuits all the time because the ACLU disagrees with them. You will also notice that pro-choice speech is more protected and you can rarely find a lawsuit seeking to shut them up. If I were there and denied the choose life liscence plate, I would put a decal on my back window saying the same thing. Watch how quick a person would be sued over that! Today, only politically correct versions of free speech are allowed in many places. I refuse to be politically correct when it is in conflict with my beliefs. Political correctness did not become an issue before the Clinton administration. I think it is ridiculous!
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    @jamie91
    I said a suitable choice. They obviously did not think that was it. With everything pro-abortionists like to spout, surely they have the brains to come up with something else.
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    @jamie91
    Call a spade a spade. Calling it pro choice is just sugar coating it. It's pro abortion!
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    @Belin nope, because I would never encourage some to get an abortion, I am not for it. I am for a woman having a choice.
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    In North Carolina, at least, they seem to recognize that if you give voice to one then you must give voice to the other. It is the same as when the people cry "put religion back in the schools", which religion; Protestant, Catholic, Wicca, Voodoo or Islam?
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    Good on the judge. It was an effort to make it seem the right-wing criminalization of abortion effort is official state policy when in fact it is the opinion of a tiny minority.
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    Well, I guess Adam Lanza is constitutional! Yes, I compare the ACLU and Liberal Pro-Choicers as Adam Lanza. Pro-Choice means Choose Adam Lanza.
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    If the elected officials of North Carolina decided that they want prolife and not prochoice then they should be able to govern themselves. If the situation were reversed the same would be true. The people of North Carolina should not be told what to do by the federal government. This country would be a much better place if the federal government would just mind their own business.
    Instead of trying to pass prochoice prolife legislation at the federal level each state and county down to the city level should be able to decide for themselves. Instead of trying to pass gay marriage at the federal level they should let every state county and city decide for themselves. One state may decide to recognize gay marriage so that they can get the tax benefits and another state may not. I don't see how something as small as a license plate can be a federal issue.
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    I think this is a case of the court using 2 wrongs to make a right. It should have been deemed unconstitutional to ban people from getting a pro-choice license plate.
    Basically the judge ruled that if the state wasn't going to allow pro-choicers to express themselves, then no one gets to express themselves.
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