The state of Georgia cannot figure out what to do with the phrase “In God We Trust” when it comes to cars.
First, they wanted people to vote on the state’s new license plates… but they “accidentally” tagged certain plates with the IGWT phrase.
Because of that mistake, they conducted a revote.
Then, State Sen. Bill Heath (R-Bremen) tried to make “In God We Trust” a permanent fixture on every license plate.
Through all of this, stickers with the phrase could be purchased (legally) for $1. You could slap them on your license plate and no one would care. In fact, the state sold $339,186 worth of those last year. (Makes you weep for humanity, I know.)
That brings us to the present.
The state senate just voted 48-3 in favor of offering those “In God We Trust” stickers for free to everybody who wants one. (Because what state needs hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue when its representatives can preach their faith for free?!)
Car owners could get “In God We Trust” stickers free of charge under a bill passed Tuesday by the state Senate, which adopted the measure after initial plans to make the motto mandatory on all Georgia license plates fell short in committee.
It’s like they want a lawsuit to come their way…
It’s not too late to change this. The National Atheist Party is asking everyone to sign a petition against the bill. They’re also asking Georgia residents to contact their state representatives and express their disapproval.
(Thanks to Jon for the link!)