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Court rules Oklahoma man can sue over license plate
Yahoo News ^ | 6/14/13 | Mike Krumboltz,

Posted on 06/14/2013 10:23:49 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that a man can sue the state of Oklahoma over its license plates. The man, Keith Cressman, has argued that the state's standard license plate, which depicts a Native American shooting an arrow into the sky, goes against the separation of church and state, according to a report from Tulsa World. He sued a number of state officials in 2011. That lawsuit was initially dismissed in 2012 but has since been reinstated by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. According to Tulsa World, the court ruled that the image of Allan Houser's "Sacred Rain Arrow" sculpture, which is featured on 3 million license plates in the state, could be seen as an endorsement of a specific religion.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: aclu; allanhouser; casinotemples; churchandstate; keithcressman; oklahoma; sacredrainarrow

An image of an American Indian shooting an arrow in the air, what's so offensive? How about banning plates in Fla and with images of dolphins, panthers, manatees, etc. The ecological messages they portray is an endorsement of environmentalism, which is a religion to most tree huggers.

1 posted on 06/14/2013 10:23:49 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Asinine...


2 posted on 06/14/2013 10:29:14 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Separation of Church & State?

Um whut??


3 posted on 06/14/2013 10:30:11 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Impala64ssa
...depicts a Native American...

The term "Native American" is yet another leftist ploy to hijack the language. In the name of political correctness, the liberals have elevated Indians to some special status. The reality is that those of us who were born here in the United States are, in fact, Native Americans.

The commies want it both ways don't they? They brazenly refuse to call a White Christian Southern heterosexual male a Native American. Yet, when Conservatives want to enforce the laws to stop illegal immigration, they brand people such as myself a "nativist". Well, libs, so be it from this proud Texan and Native American.

4 posted on 06/14/2013 10:33:08 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: Impala64ssa

You can get more license plate designs in OK than anyplace I’ve ever seen. This guy is an attention whore. Maybe just trying to get into the panties of some liberal whore.


5 posted on 06/14/2013 10:36:19 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Minor detail....there is no separation of church and state in the constitution. Sounds like he needs a “Constitution for Dummies” book.


6 posted on 06/14/2013 10:36:41 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks - literally or metaphorically, you decide.)
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To: re_nortex

Indians says “indians,” as in the Indian nations who were here when the English arrived and who were for so long treated as semi-sovereign entities until the Continent was finally conquered.


7 posted on 06/14/2013 10:55:49 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Impala64ssa

Looks more like a Broken Arrow...Huh, ha, huh, hah....

Get it? Wink wink...


8 posted on 06/14/2013 11:51:46 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: LouAvul

Can’t you? I’ve seen all kinds of plates from OK.


9 posted on 06/14/2013 11:52:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Impala64ssa
"10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals"

That's in Denver.


10 posted on 06/14/2013 11:54:52 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Guy’s a fag. We celebrate the five civilized tribes and Native tribes probably better than most.

Why can’t he see it’s a celebration of that?

It’s not like the Cherokee share the same exact beliefs as the Osage or Pawhuska tribes.

Just visit their tribal rooms and you can instantly see the difference.

Same with their hospitals. Tahlequah has great hospitals. Osage is third world.


11 posted on 06/14/2013 11:55:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Impala64ssa

Everybody believes something. How offended can you get?

Actually, not to sound silly or anything, but after staring at that license plate for 23 seconds, I am convinced that the Sacred Arrow is the true religion.


12 posted on 06/15/2013 2:07:00 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: RobbyS

The conquering was going on well before the arrival of speakers of English.


13 posted on 06/15/2013 2:11:54 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: RobbyS

There’s a National Indian Gaming Association made up of tribe with casinos. And yes they do use the obvious acronym.


14 posted on 06/15/2013 3:51:57 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Impala64ssa
"the court ruled that the image of Allan Houser's "Sacred Rain Arrow" sculpture, which is featured on 3 million license plates in the state, could be seen as an endorsement of a specific religion."

How?

15 posted on 06/15/2013 4:45:25 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Impala64ssa

If there's any suing to be done, it should be someone suing this wacko.

16 posted on 06/15/2013 6:32:04 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Impala64ssa.
The man, Keith Cressman, has argued that the state's standard license plate, which depicts a Native American shooting an arrow into the sky, goes against the separation of church and state...

17 posted on 06/15/2013 8:36:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: re_nortex

The indigenous persons of England and Western Europe are not given protected status either.

Open borders is a globalist meme.


18 posted on 06/15/2013 9:29:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Gator113

This pastor of the United Methodist Church in Bethany, needs to loosen up. He needs to join some Fire Brand Pentecostal Fundamental, Last Century Church and cry FOWL. He needs to get rid of the same sex marriages in his own church, and find out what his bishops are doing at midnight on the Internet. He hasn’t got time for this stupid law suit. He needs to discontinue the use of the word THURSDAY, for this is reminding him of the god Thor. He needs to stop saying MONday...as it reflects a god of the Moon. And most definitely he needs to outlaw trick or treating, and refuse One Dollar bills, as it has the picture of the god of the Masons on the back.


19 posted on 06/16/2013 5:16:47 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: RobbyS

I don’t say ‘Indian’ ‘cause I am not, I say Wazhazhe or Osage .. among friends of other tribes we are Natives as a group and sometimes Native American if I am generalizing. Indians are an actual people who do not actually appreciate us sincerely believing we are Indian. It’s funny to them if it’s a shared joke and laugh at the silliness of the history of us being called ‘Indians’. It is their name for themselves and has been since long before Europeans came to this continent.


20 posted on 06/18/2013 2:17:56 AM PDT by JJC234
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To: JJC234

Most nations just called themselves the equivalent of “the people.” or by klan names. Names like Apache,Cherokee, etc. are the result of historical contact with the Europeans, or names assigned by other nations. What I find most amazing about aboriginal history is the vast range of their trade. There were Choctow who hunted on the great plains and traded with the English in Charleston, and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf. The Chickasaw in Mississippi developed the quarterhorse by breeding horses that came from Osages who raided New Mexico.


21 posted on 06/18/2013 10:20:44 AM PDT by RobbyS
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