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  • 12-26-2008 5:28 PM In reply to

    Re: 2009 House Bill 25 (Create "In God We Trust" license plate)

    I personaly beleive in GOD and very much want the plate, Indiana has one and I can't wait tell Kentucky gets our own out so we may say that we trust in GOD. With out him our Country would be like the other Countries GODless and at war with itself.The US was founded on GOD and that is where we should stay and pray for our men and women fighting for our country and if anyone doest beleive in GOD then please move to another country that believes like you do and see how long you really want to live there. It is personal choice not a state choice you can put anything on a plate even your name so why do so many talk about court challenges? Do people go to court to get a plate with there name on it?

  • 01-08-2009 10:14 AM In reply to

    Re: 2009 House Bill 25 (Create "In God We Trust" license plate)

    How about a new plate ....Trust in God....NOT your Government!!! 

  • 05-10-2009 6:36 PM In reply to

    Re: RE-IN GOD WE TRUST LICENSE PLATE

    Anonymous Citizen:
    Any state that makes a license plate with the words of IN GOD WE TRUST or any plate like that is a volation of the states and usa federal government laws of the separation of church and state laws against promoting god and reglion.

    The pertinent part of the 1st amendment that applies to religious practices is "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"...

    The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment prohibits the establishment of a national religion by the Congress or the preference of one religion over another, non-religion over religion, or religion over non-religion. Originally, the First Amendment only applied to the federal government. Subsequently, under the incorporation doctrine, certain selected provisions were applied to states. It was not, however, until the middle and later years of the twentieth century that the Supreme Court began to interpret the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses in such a manner as to restrict the promotion of religion by state governments. For example, in the Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District v. Grumet, 512 U.S. 687 (1994), Justice David Souter, writing for the majority, concluded that "government should not prefer one religion to another, or religion to irreligion".

    The Free Exercise Clause allows that any PERSON may practice his or her religion openly without question.

    The "In God We Trust" slogan on any license plate is perfectly legal if:

    1). - Having the statement on the particular plate that an individual uses is totally under control of the bearer of the plate.  The use of the slogan is a decision that is made only be the plate user.

    2). - The state can have no input into using the slogan.  The state cannot give any preference to using the slogan on a plate, pro or con.

    Also the term "God" is not necessarily Christian.  The term "God", "Allah" or any other word referring to a supreme being can be used and it does not signify or promote any particular religion over any other religion.

  • 05-28-2009 12:53 AM In reply to

    Re: Which god?

     Can you settle down he may have a good point just because your religion describes a god the creater of earth dosent mean his dosent not everyone has the same religion.Maybe he just had a question he may not even have a religion dont get so worked for nothing. It is so dumb when we try to put our religons in other peoples heads.Angry

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