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Not only are there dumb people, but there are really dumb notions as far as I’m concerned.  How can “choosing life” be patently offensive?  Well, according to the NY DMV, it was to someone.  I couldn’t believe it when I read about this.

After seven years, yes, seven years, a federal court in New York is allowing drivers the option of using the words “Choose Life” as a license plate border.  The plate design, as you can see, was created by the Children First Foundation.  The DMV initially rejected the plate because of concerns that the expression would “be patently offensive.”

Other plate borders such as “9/11 Remembrance Plate” and the “Cure Childhood Cancer” have been on hold.  Who’s offended by the 9/11 remembrance plate?  Terrorists?  And who doesn’t want to cure childhood cancer?  It’s inconceivable to me that anyone would be “patently offended” by any of this.

To me, this is the same thing as not allowing the American flag to be worn by students because it could be “disruptive.”  As I’ve written on more than one occasion, why should the American flag ever be disruptive when worn in this country?  It’s our national flag, for God’s sake.  I just don’t get it.

Likewise, how can the words “Choose Life” showing two smiling children be patently offensive?  Who’s upset with these words?