My commute is about to get even MORE aggravating.
On February 9, a federal judge denied Jesse White's motion to overturn a ruling allowing "Choose Life" to be a slogan on license plates, claiming it would go against free speech. Well, I'm not against free speech, but I certainly believe there should be a pro-choice equivalent!
No matter! I'll simply make a healthy donation directly to Planned Parenthood and eliminate the middle man. If anything, these plates will make me more generous to pro-choice interests. I'll donate $5 to PP Every. Time. I see one. I don't know exactly how much money Choose Life Illinois will be making from each of these plates, but if I see the same cars on the way to and from work every day, I'll out-donate 'em in no time.
I am NOT happy that I'll be seeing such a political, morally devisive license plate on the road - ESPECIALLY since we don't have a simple, ORANGE!!!, "Pro Choice" counterpart. Actually, I'm thinking more a soft, calming blue....
I am of the mind that moral opinions like this should be restricted to bumper stickers on both sides, but it seems that choice (choice of term deliberate) has been taken away from me. Could I be reacting from the fear that our country is tilting dangerously to the right on the issue of abortion?
KUDOS to Jesse White for trying to overturn this ruling. I am NOT looking forward to seeing these license plates on the road, but at least I know he tried to prevent it.