'In God We Trust' license plate bill advances

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  • byu_realistic Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 5:45 p.m.

    I am religious. There are those that aren't. If you want a slogan on your license plate consistent with the views of our founding fathers, you are free to choose. If you don't, you are free to choose. It can't be stated any simpler.

  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    Feb. 7, 2013 2:58 p.m.

    secular voice- How? How is it a violation? It's ok to put the word God on our legal tender but not a license plate? YOU don't have to buy one. You would have an argument if it was on ALL plates, but it's not. In fact, it looks like it will be on very few. You most likely won't see more than one on your daily commute. I see about 50 Obama bumper stickers and that offends me more deeply than you can imagine.

    As Bill Maher said (lefties usually love him) "If it weren't for throwing conniption fits,we wouldn't get exercise. I have a better idea. Let's have an amnesty, from the left and from the right, on every made-up, fake, play-acted hurt, insult, slight and affront. Let's have a day of No Outrage. One day a year when you will not find some tiny thing someone did or said offensive and pretend you can barely continue functioning until they apologize. I don't want to live in a country where no one ever says anything that offends anyone. That's why we have Canada."

  • George Bronx, NY
    Feb. 5, 2013 10:40 p.m.

    I think we all know what god said about those that draw near their mouths but the heart stays far away. I have to wonder why some feel the need to proclaim their belief so publicly on such a regular bases.

  • vaase ,
    Feb. 5, 2013 10:36 p.m.

    A SWINE will never know the worth of a. Pearl!

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    Old man,
    The state legislature decides how the funds are spent – you knew that, but could not resist the chance to spew more DNC or MSNBC hate speech.

    Secular voice,
    You appear to be agreeing with Teddy Roosevelt – of course, he objected to having the phrase on our currency because he felt it blasphemed God.

    Which one do you want it to reference? That decision remains with the individual, as it should.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 1:01 p.m.

    que the ACLU

    They can go pound sand, with relish.

  • freedomingood provo, Utah
    Feb. 5, 2013 8:50 a.m.

    You know if you want to say "in god I trust" on your license plate Signs R Us will do it for about $10. Much cheaper.

    You know our coin money never had any mention of god until after the civil war right? Paper bills didn't have it until the 1950's.

    You could get a bumper sticker but you really want the government to say it. Way to go small government conservatives. (oxymoron)

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Feb. 5, 2013 8:00 a.m.

    I'm a Mormon
    Im a conservative
    I'm godly
    I believe in Christ
    I like this license plate

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 9:33 p.m.

    Which God?


  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 9:17 p.m.

    To the negative naysayers:

    As long as our money has "In God We Trust" printed on it there is no problem making a license plate available for those persons wishing to say the same thing by making a purchase. You don't have to have one on your car.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 4:14 p.m.

    @Crhis B

    Typing in all CAPITAL letters does not make your argument factual chris.

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 2:58 p.m.

    Several founding fathers, including George Washington, were Agnostic. They did not believe in outward expressions of religion. I actually do wonder how he'd feel about this??

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 2:25 p.m.

    As a Conservative Republican this seems like a really bad idea. As has already been expressed, who decides which groups qualify? Good intentions, bad results.

  • SecularVoice Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 2:22 p.m.

    What a disgusting violation of the separation of church and state.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 1:59 p.m.

    @Cris B.

    So if a person doesn't believe in God they shouldn't live in the USA?

    There's some countries like that out there, and I don't think you want to live in any of them. I don't want ours to become one of them.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    Feb. 4, 2013 1:41 p.m.

    "...to raise money for groups promoting patriotic activities."


    Such as who or what is "patriotic"?

    The Utah Eagle Forum?
    Extreme Right-Wing sponsored political attack ads?

    Who decides what is considered patriotic?

    I'm a Veteran,
    I'm a Mormon,
    I'm Patriotic,
    and I'm a Liberal.

    Will any of these "funds" go toward anything I deem - "patiotic",
    such as Veteran services,
    Saving the enviroment,
    Teaching historical facts, and not right-wing twisted folklore and fables?

    I'd like some answers please, and a lot more detail...

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 12:50 p.m.

    As a FUNDRAISING opportunity?

    For whom?

    Who will decide which groups will be worthy to receive the money? The Eagle Forum? The Knights of Columbus? The Boy Scouts? Girl Scouts? Ku Klux Klan? ACLU? Relief Society? Utah Bowling Association?

    Come on. This idea is fraught with all sorts of questionable questions.

  • Cris B. Sandy, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 12:41 p.m.

    I'm not religious, but I think this is great news. Our country was founded on a belief of God. As in "G" "O" "D"

    If you dont like it, go argue with the founding fathers.