Judge: INF1DL and WAR SUX are OK Plates
A law restricting offensive personalized license plates in Michigan has been rendered inactive by a federal judge in Grand Rapids, acting on a suit filed by two Michigan men whose requests for vanity plates were initially denied. One wanted "INF1DL" on his plate, as sort of a humorous take on what Iraqis called he and his fellow soldiers when they were in Iraq. The other wanted "WAR SUX" to publicize his stance on war. Such requests can now be granted thanks to the decision, which the ACLU called a victory for free speech, according to the Detroit Free Press. Here's the article:
I understand both sides, but wonder if license plates are now part of a wave of acceptance of various language that once was considered unacceptable. When I was a kid, saying "sucks" was just as bad as saying the F-word. What do you think?