The Rapid City Journal features a story about a woman who has MPEACHW license plates and how the state of South Dakota wants to recall them after issuing them to her:
But somebody doesn’t agree. And that somebody complained to the state. Now, the South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles is trying to recall the plates — which read MPEACHW. And if Moriah doesn’t turn them in voluntarily, the state might send law-enforcement officers to pick them up.
For the record, I’m with this gal (not her license plates). If she wants to broadcast her ignorance to the world and advocate impeaching President Bush for not being an appeaser, then that’s her right of free speech. It would be different if the plates were obscene or profane, but they just express her opinion.
So what if they offend somebody? As I said last night, there is no right not to be offended. Obscenity is one thing, being offended at an opposing political message is another. If I saw them, I’d be offended, too.
But she has the right to be wrong.