Freedom Banned In D.C.
At least on license plates:
The word “FREEDOM” is among the list of banned vanity license plate slogans for Washington D.C., according a government file obtained by a Freedom of Information Request filed by the transparency website GovernmentAttic.org.
Well, at least they’re honest about it.
Well, I think “representation” should be banned as being a nonsense word in DC.
“@ss-kiss” would fit on a plate, though.
That would be difficult, considering it’s on the DC license plate.
Maybe they just really hate Mel Gibson?
I can think of a variety of reasons why the names of famous people, including the president, are on the verboten list. And I understand why obscenities are unacceptable on plates, though I suppose you could argue that being prohibited from ordering a plate that reads F*CKYOU is a violation of free speech. But unless you can only have six characters or figures on a DC plate, I don’t see why the word “freedom” is unacceptable. Is there anyone in the U.S. who objects to the concept, however he or she might interpret it?
Who was behind this – the Motor Vehicle Dept. or the city council? Maybe somebody from D.C. can clear this up.
Personally, I would ban all vanity plates.