I've noted that nowhere in this proposed bills language does it describe what these people "believe" in.
Is this something that each person who requests one of these license plates then makes up their mind to decide.about, i.e., "I Believe" in Witchcraft, or "I Believe" in Water Aerobics, or "I Believe" in Paying My Bills and then adds this to their license plate ? Or are these license plates going to have some sort of other language or symbols on them?
Or, does this have some hidden meaning, like "I Believe" in some sort of religion, which should be prohibited, since that would be contrary to First Amendment to the Constitution, which is a "separation of church and state". If some sort of religious symbols are shown on the license plate, it is definitely a violation of the "separation of church and state" doctrine.
If the Michigan Legislature is planning on passing such a bill, allowing the State to issue such license plates, they're going to also have to allow the issuance of license plates for those that have a differing view, such as "I Do Not Believe In Fairy Tales", or "I Believe In Common Sense, Not Fairy Tales".
Simply not stating what it is someone believes in is simply an attempt to pass a bill that should not have ever been brought to a vote in either the House or the Senate.
[quote user="Yooper_Dave"]What's with all the license plate messages anyway - trying to justify a full-time job are we, eh?[/quote]
They generate revenue. Follow the money.
"I Believe" encompasses the entire range of beliefs. "I Wonder" how much time was spent on this? What's with all the license plate messages anyway - trying to justify a full-time job are we, eh?