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Federal Judge Nixes “Choose Life” License Plates in North Carolina
Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 09:38 AM | Michael Mullins

Posted on 12/11/2012 11:07:05 AM PST by Olog-hai

A federal judge has sided with the ACLU against the state of North Carolina and blocked the state from offering residents “choose life” license plates without providing plates with the opposing view.

In his decision on Friday, U.S. District Court Judge James Fox, who last year issued an order temporarily blocking the state from producing the “choose life” plates, found the plates to be unconstitutional in the absence of other license plates that promoted a pro-choice position. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: District of Columbia; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: abortion; aclu; activistcourts; americancommunists; bloodonyourhands; chooselifeplates; deathindustry; infanticide; judicialactivism
James Fox just attacked the First Amendment with that bogus ruling. But then again, siding with the American Communist Litigation Union means that you are an enemy of the First Amendment by default. Time to disbar this judge.
1 posted on 12/11/2012 11:07:20 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Free speech...We need an appeal on this one.

Where do they get these STUPID judges?

2 posted on 12/11/2012 11:08:16 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

so? if they want the opposite viewpoint, make some “chose death” plates adn you shoudl be good to go, right?


3 posted on 12/11/2012 11:11:27 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Sacajaweau

So, If while at a restaurant, I cannot speak about my team in a football game unless someone else is available to speak about the other team?


4 posted on 12/11/2012 11:11:53 AM PST by Morris70
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To: Sacajaweau

Simple—North Carolina adopts the position that if an individual elects to purchase/display “Choose Life” plates, they are pro-life; alternately, an individual is anti-life if they do not purchase/display the “Choose Life” plates.


5 posted on 12/11/2012 11:14:18 AM PST by Arm_Bears (The MSM lies about conservatives; and it lies about liberals.)
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To: Olog-hai

Further proof that a law degree does not constitute proof of education.


6 posted on 12/11/2012 11:14:42 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Olog-hai

It seems that “choose life” could be an anti suicide and anti murder sentiment, as well.

If we had an anti-suicide plate would we have to have a kill yourself plate as well?


7 posted on 12/11/2012 11:14:50 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Olog-hai

The abortion freaks aren’t even proud of their stance because they have to constantly couch it in non-descriptive terms like “pro-choice” and try to censor all images of a human fetuses and how they look after they’ve been sliced up.

What the hell are they going to put on a licence plate anyway? Lots of times they act as if abortions don’t really even take place!


8 posted on 12/11/2012 11:17:13 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Persevero
What about when George Michael wore that one shirt in that one video . . . ? Nobody in the video was presenting the “other side” so-called. (He must get a break due to his “sexuality”.)


9 posted on 12/11/2012 11:19:12 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: VanDeKoik
What the hell are they going to put on a licence plate anyway?

Two suggestions:

1. Choose Death

2. Choose Abortion

10 posted on 12/11/2012 11:20:09 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Olog-hai

Actually, there should be a “Choose Death” option for the NC uncaring. We all need to know which other drivers on the road don’t care about life, yours or theirs, apparently.


11 posted on 12/11/2012 11:22:43 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai
without providing plates with the opposing view

"Choose Death?"

12 posted on 12/11/2012 11:27:10 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, then offer plates with the opposing view: Abort Liberal Judges. That would cover it.


13 posted on 12/11/2012 11:30:09 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: Olog-hai

“...blocked the state from offering residents “choose life” license plates without providing plates with the opposing view...”

Where would that logically end?

Does this mean that pro-death, pro-baby killing crowd will have to have a plate to proudly announce their hatred of human life?

If you have a ‘Mothers Against Drunk Driving’ plate would they also need to offer a plate for those who like to drink with a good buzz on?

Could they offer an Autism awareness plate, without offering cancer awareness, lupus awareness, collits awareness, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic halitosis awarness, ingrown fungal toenail, etc. plates?

What about a 2nd Ammendment themed plate? Would they have to offer a ‘I’m an unarmed victim in waiting’ plate?

Plates supporting the local Police? Nope, not unless they get a Gangsta Thug 4Evah plate (comes standard with all vehicles having 26” or larger diameter rims).

I’m not sure it would ever end. Until Judges like this are voted into unemployment.


14 posted on 12/11/2012 11:30:31 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Olog-hai; wagglebee
A federal judge has sided with the ACLU against the state of North Carolina and blocked the state from offering residents “choose life” license plates without providing plates with the opposing view.

CHOOSE DEATH??

So much for their position being pro-CHOICE. When you advocate a choice, they will still opt for the opposite.

15 posted on 12/11/2012 11:31:54 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Morris70
So, If while at a restaurant, I cannot speak about my team in a football game unless someone else is available to speak about the other team?

No too long ago I would easily laugh at that......now, it could very well be reality before too long.

16 posted on 12/11/2012 11:32:34 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Olog-hai

Is this like the Fairness Doctrine for license plates?


17 posted on 12/11/2012 11:33:49 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Da Coyote; Revolting cat!

Nothing is better than a good command of logic and reason.

A law degree is better than nothing.

Thus, a law degree is better than a good command of logic and reason.


18 posted on 12/11/2012 11:36:00 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sacajaweau

Simple fix: Just make available “Choose DEATH”. See how many takers there are.


19 posted on 12/11/2012 11:37:50 AM PST by BobTUSMC (GX2527 = distress signals & authenticator code of USMajor Peter Matthes - sat imagery 5 June 1992.)
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To: VanDeKoik
Lots of times they act as if abortions don’t really even take place!

Out of sight, out of mind. 50 million murdered is just a statistic.

20 posted on 12/11/2012 11:39:20 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Olog-hai

“State Rep. Mitch Gillespie, a Republican who sponsored the bill, has already announced his intention to urge the attorney general to appeal the decision.”

How about the Governor sending the judge a letter reminding him of the 10th Amendment and telling him there is nothing in the Constitution giving a single federal judge the power to over rule a state legislature? Inform the judge the state will ignore his ruling and proceed to implement the law passed by the legislature.


21 posted on 12/11/2012 11:46:58 AM PST by Soul of the South
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To: Olog-hai

Give the left their vanity license:

KILL THE CHILDREN!


22 posted on 12/11/2012 11:49:19 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Olog-hai
U.S. District Court Judge James Fox seems painfully ignorant of
or has contempt for the Declaration of Independence
"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is a well-known phrase
in the United States Declaration of Independence. The phrase is meant
to exemplify the "unalienable rights" with which all human beings are
endowed by their Creator and for the protection of which they institute
governments.[1]

23 posted on 12/11/2012 12:12:27 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Olog-hai

Nothing says the state can’t offer “Choose Death” plates.


24 posted on 12/11/2012 12:25:52 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Olog-hai; All

As I ranted in a related post, the only reason that activist judges get away with decisions like this is because parents are not making sure that their children are being taught the difference between legislative and judicial powers. And when children get old enough to vote and sign petitions, they don’t recognize when corrupt judges legislate from the bench.


25 posted on 12/11/2012 12:38:49 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Da Coyote

>> Further proof that a law degree does not constitute proof of education.

Some things education can’t fix.


26 posted on 12/11/2012 1:06:19 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Olog-hai

Anyone have any thoughts if this will apply to other states?


27 posted on 12/11/2012 1:09:34 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Amendment10

>>because parents are not making sure that their children are being taught the difference between legislative and judicial powers.

True. But if there are 50-150 million of us that give a damn, we can all make a difference with a continuous, reasonable effort.

Let’s treat the Left’s dependency on ignorance as a vulnerability.


28 posted on 12/11/2012 1:11:45 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Olog-hai

The 3 branches of government are out of control. We have been triangulated by TOTALITARIANS.


29 posted on 12/11/2012 1:27:48 PM PST by PGalt
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To: camle

One of their “Special Interest” plates is a “Save the Sea Turtle” plate. DOes this mean they now have to make a “Eliminate the Sea Turtle” plate? Or with regards to their “In God We Trust” plates, will they now sell “Hail Satan” plates?


30 posted on 12/11/2012 1:30:49 PM PST by cschroe (Veritas est lux)
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To: Persevero

Imagine the reaction if the opposing tags were the following:

Choose Life for Babies, not Death.

Choose Death for Babies, not Life.

If everything is stripped away, this is what really is being said.


31 posted on 12/11/2012 1:37:29 PM PST by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: Olog-hai
Where do they get these STUPID judges?

When bubba klintoon rose to power he dismissed most federal judges and replaced them with idiots that would do his bidding. The GOP, in usual fashion protested mildly and then slinked away, so he got away with it. This was similar to the GOP protests about Fast and Furious and Benghazi - you see what is happening with them - absolutely nothing! These judges can stay in power for forty years or so, or for life.

32 posted on 12/11/2012 2:06:54 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (America 2012 - What Would Our Forefathers Do?)
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To: Olog-hai

I see an opportunity here. A business that does metal stamping or plastic fabrication should come out with license plate surrounds (like those frames car dealers use) that say “choose life.” Sales would be brisk all over the US.


33 posted on 12/11/2012 2:12:34 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Gene Eric; All
True. But if there are 50-150 million of us that give a damn, we can all make a difference with a continuous, reasonable effort.

I posted the following in a related thread concerning constitutionally indefensible abortion rights. The activist justices who decided Roe v. Wade were wrong to legalize abortion for the following reason. They wrongly put on their "magic glasses" to subjectively read the non-enumerated right to have an abortion in the 9th Amendment which they then applied to the states with the 14th Amendment.

More specifically, John Bingham, the main author of Sec. 1 of 14A, had officially clarified that 14A applies only constitutionally enumerated rights to the states.

"Mr. Speaker, this House may safely follow the example of the makers of the Constitution and the builders of the Republic, by passing laws for enforcing all the privileges and immunities of the United States as guaranteed by the amended Constitution and expressly enumerated in the Constitution." --John Bingham, Congressional Globe, 1871. (See bottom half of third column.)

In other words, the Article V state majority would have needed to previously ratify an amendment to the Constitution which made having an abortion a right before majority justices could have applied such a right to the states via 14A imo.

And to complete the loop concerning my previous rant about the Supreme Court's fictitious constitutional right to an abortion being a consequence of parents not making sure that their children are being taught the difference between legislative and judicial powers, please consider the following. As a consequence of voter ignorance concerning such government powers, but also including ignorance of the Founder's division of federal and state powers, citizens are clueless that not only did activist justices get away with legislating the so-called right to have an abortion from the bench, but justices breached the Founding States' division of federal and state government powers and usurped state legislative powers to do their dirty work.

34 posted on 12/11/2012 4:14:33 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Sacajaweau

Where do they get these STUPID judges?
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Well that special interest trade group known as the BAR is the gatekeeper to who can and cannot run for various offices. Naturally as an ACLU friendly org we get numbskulls like this judge.

Why are we allowing the various state BAR groups to control so much of our court systems!


35 posted on 12/11/2012 5:02:10 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: BenLurkin
"Choose Death?"

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36 posted on 12/11/2012 5:06:10 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Olog-hai

So make a Choose Death one...duh.


37 posted on 12/11/2012 8:34:10 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t get this - why doesn’t the state of North Carolina say “ok, we’ll keep issuing CHOOSE LIFE plates and for the pro-abort crowd we’ll issue CHOOSE DEATH and even LETS KILL MORE BABIES plates”....


38 posted on 12/11/2012 8:58:10 PM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: RicocheT

A business that does metal stamping or plastic fabrication should come out with license plate surrounds (like those frames car dealers use)
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Florida has outlawed virtually all license plate covers and frames because they are claimed to interfere with their revenue cameras and in-car license plate scanners.


39 posted on 12/12/2012 1:59:38 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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