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NJ woman's rejected atheist license plate violates First Amendment, lawsuit argues
South Jersey Times NJ.com ^ | April 17, 2014

Posted on 04/18/2014 2:12:05 AM PDT by SMGFan

MAURICE RIVER TWP. — A Cumberland County woman argues that the state Motor Vehicle Commission’s alleged denial of issuing an “8theist” license plate violated her First Amendment rights, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: 8theist; newjersey
I know there is a site listing unacceptable license plates for states.
1 posted on 04/18/2014 2:12:05 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Maybe she should try for “SATNLVR”.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 2:15:45 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

I don’t think atheists believe in satan, either so I don’t think that would be accurate.


3 posted on 04/18/2014 2:28:30 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: SMGFan

http://consumerist.com/2013/01/29/state-dmvs-are-not-amused-by-your-attempts-to-get-license-plates-with-dirty-acronyms

“You can check out each state’s list here or if you’ve got time to let stuff load, check out the entire list in this PDF.

State Forbidden Personalized License Plates [GovernmentAttic.org]
Prohibited license plates [Boing Boing]
Banned license plates: DMV is hip to your txtspeak [CNET]”


4 posted on 04/18/2014 2:32:49 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan

8theist is not atheist it is “ate theist”

It’s promoting Cannibalism and is offensive


5 posted on 04/18/2014 2:42:09 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SMGFan

Well, let’s try this a different way. Muslims believe that allah is their god and that Islam is really a religion.

Ipso Fatso, she is denigrating the Muslims’ religion and according to liberal US Democrat Sharia Law, should be denied, nay, publicly thrashed for such a blasphemous act. :o)


6 posted on 04/18/2014 3:00:05 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Veggie Todd

You don’t need to believe in Satan to do his work.


7 posted on 04/18/2014 3:25:13 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SMGFan

You just know that atheists are the brightest among us, having the ability to prove a negative. On the other hand, agnostics are open-minded skeptics.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 3:40:37 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: SMGFan

I always find it interesting that atheists think themselves so superior in knowledge that they can deny there is no superior being, that position goes against at least thousands of years of men’s existence that acknowledge there is something greater than ourselves in the universe.....

I can understand an agnostic pov....at least they concur with the known experiences of mankind dating back millennium. ...


9 posted on 04/18/2014 4:01:06 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SMGFan
The Funniest one I saw was in Virginia. We have custom plates that say "Kids First" at the bottom. One person ordered his to say:

EAT THE

Kids first

He ended up in court over it because the DMV made him turn them back in.

10 posted on 04/18/2014 4:07:42 AM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: SMGFan

Reminds me of “THERAPIST” that turned out to be “THE RAPIST”


11 posted on 04/18/2014 4:21:20 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SMGFan

I have a Catholic friend in Texas whose plate reads PAPIST.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 4:30:03 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: SMGFan

Her tag should read “H8theist”, because so many of these people are filled with Hate.


13 posted on 04/18/2014 4:30:38 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: SMGFan

14 posted on 04/18/2014 4:38:39 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: verga

A few years back, I saw a Virginia tag that read SO DO MY.
Very few people got it until I showed a pick of the back of the car with the rainbow stickers. Reported it to DMV, and a couple weeks later the car had new tags that read STPTH8
(Stop the hate).


15 posted on 04/18/2014 4:45:54 AM PDT by AbnSarge
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To: Veggie Todd

imagine how surprised they will be someday


16 posted on 04/18/2014 4:49:03 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HnodredscottIM all things are possible.)
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To: SMGFan

Let her have her “Statement”. After her third auto insurance company cancels because of her record of 8 cars totaled by rear end collisions, perhaps she will request a different tag.

“But officer, it’s not my fault I hit her. I was just trying to understand what her vanity plate meant. You know how hard these dump trucks are to stop, especially with 15 yards of gravel on board.”


17 posted on 04/18/2014 5:30:49 AM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: SMGFan

The state has no obligation to sponsor your message.

Get a bumper sticker!


18 posted on 04/18/2014 5:36:37 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: G Larry
The state has no obligation to sponsor your message.

You have it backwards. The State is providing a forum for people to voice their own message. When the State then starts picking & choosing which messages it will allow & not allow via that forum, it becomes a censor.

Some states have denied Christian-based vanity plates in the past, too.

19 posted on 04/18/2014 6:44:10 AM PDT by gdani (Every day, your Govt surveils you more than the day before)
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To: SMGFan

8theist acknowledges the existence of eight gods, doesn’t it?


20 posted on 04/18/2014 9:00:17 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SMGFan.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 10:06:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BwanaNdege
15 yards of gravel

someone needs to rock her world

22 posted on 04/18/2014 10:21:50 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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