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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 29 2013 6:45 p.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

I wonder what will happen when someone asks for a plate that says, "In Allah We Trust?"

Or "In Buddha We Trust?"

Or . . . .

I'd have no problem with these plates -- as long as others are not denied the opportunity to honor their concept of deity.

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

Old man has forgotten that this Country was founded with the intention that its people would honor God. That is what this plate does. If fringe groups want to worship human beings, animals, or inanimate objects, let them. But there is no reason to prohibit the worship of God simply because doing so might possible cause some slight offense to someone.

Phillip M Hotchkiss
Malta, Mt

I thinks its Great. Were told by people who have no faith. To keep our faith in to ourself. Hope Montana does the same. Im going to court the house in the morning to see if they will consider it. Its a.consertive state so my hope.is. high. @

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

JCS: "Old man has forgotten that this Country was founded with the intention that its people would honor God."

The fact that you believe that doesn't remotely make it true.

"If fringe groups want to worship human beings, animals, or inanimate objects, let them."

Sure - because the legislature will have absolutely no problem with "In Flying Spaghetti Monster We Trust" on state-issued license plates, right?

"But there is no reason to prohibit the worship of God simply because doing so might possible cause some slight offense to someone."

No. It's not about what is offensive to people personally or in groups. The question is what is offensive to the constitution. Using government to promote religious beliefs - that's what's offensive to the constitution.

Dont' you get it that if the state sanctions "In God We Trust" on a license plate it is then bound to give equal access to "In Zeus We Trust?"

The popularity of these license plates will only carry them so far through court challenges, but they will inevitably lose and and up costing taxpayers millions.

Message bills from the Leg... It's the silly season in high gear.

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

George Washington himself, right in the beginning, added the phrase "so help me God" to the presidential oath of office. In addition, every one of the Founding Fathers supported this declaration and found it to be Constitutional. The fact that liberal left-wing extremists don't like this irrefutable fact doesn't make it any less true.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@jcs

at some point you have to know that just because you want what you are saying to be true does not make it true.

for the record
I have no real problem with this plate but do hope that other groups that meet the same requirement of people willing to purchase the plates gets similar consideration.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"But there is no reason to prohibit the worship of God simply because doing so might possible cause some slight offense to someone."

When and how did putting "in God we Trust" on a license plate have anything whatsoever to do with "worshiping God"?

I have no problem with it, however, as has been stated previously, allowing "praise Allah" should not be subjected to exactly the same requirements. That is clear in the constitution.

See the problems that this can cause?

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

@ One Old Man and Blue

I'm OK with this being on our license plates and not the other sayings because this is printed on our money as well. Does it have any of the others printed on it? No.......

Get with history and drop the PC in everything because you're just making yourself miserable.

Tolsty and others would have the plate say "In government we trust." Such is shaky ground indeed, especially of late.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

I can't believe that "Constitutional Carry" and license plates are what are paying lawmakers (and now a lot more) to do. Don't they have real issues to deal with? Maybe they should meet ever two years.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

This makes sense to me, I have to put my trust in God every time I drive in this state.

...and if we write God on more things it will really impress him.. a lot!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Anything that makes the liberals angry is good with me!

Dektol
Powell, OH

How about In Allah we Trust?
This smacks of religious intolerance unless they open it up to all 'religions'.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@Dektol,

This country was founded upon the belief in God, not Allah. Sorry.

In God we trust.

one old man
Ogden, UT

John "Charity" Spring has forgotten that the word God is different in different languages. God is God in English. But in others it may be Yahweh or Allah, or any of many other words.

In fact, the Muslims and Jews will tell you that their God and our God are one in the same.

Which brings me to wonder why -- if we all profess to honor the same god -- we fight with one another so frequently about it.

So I guess when someone like "Charity" wants to stop others from worshiping as they believe to be right, he's just keeping up one more great religious conviction.

But somehow, it just doesn't seem charitable to shout "MY GOD IS BETTER THAN YOUR GOD!"

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