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    You do not think the symbol of an aboriginal shooting an arrow up in the sky to get his ancestors to bring rain is a religious expression?  It is a fundamental expression of life after death as well as the 'spirits' are personal, e.g. that they will intervene in events occurring today.   Many fundamentalist Christians consider this to be a pagan symbol.  As such, it is forcing them to adopt a pagan symbol or pay a penalty which is blatantly unconstitutional as it is the same  as requiring a fish symbol on every license plate.  It hurts no one to allow them to have a standard plate at no charge.   Show tolerance to opposing beliefs.

    •  They already have relief. (1+ / 0-)
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      second gen

      Under Wooley v. Maynard, they can cover over the offending speech. There's no need for a second free plate.

      A waist is a terrible thing to mind.

      by edg on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 12:19:22 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, the irony. (0+ / 0-)
      Many fundamentalist Christians consider this to be a pagan symbol.  As such, it is forcing them to adopt a pagan symbol or pay a penalty. . .
      Maybe they should just drag off some more Native babies and christianize them again.

      This is no different than having a Norse God on a plate in, say, Minnesota (they exist). Native Americans are primarily indoctrinated and assimilated into the christian religion. It's a cultural reference more than a religious one.

      As for tolerance. . .

      I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

      by second gen on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 05:55:44 PM PDT

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