Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Woman Ticketed For Anti-Bush Bumper Sticker
In Georgia, if you don’t support Bush you .

ATHENS, Ga. — A bumper sticker that takes a double-entendre dig at President Bush has landed a woman in trouble with the law.

Denise Grier, 47, of Athens was recently pulled over in suburban Atlanta's DeKalb County where she works as a nurse when a police officer spotted her bumper sticker that reads: "I'm Tired Of All The BUSHIT."

The officer who stopped her thought it was lewd, and she was cited for violating a state law prohibiting lewd or profane stickers and decals on vehicles.

Grier said the sticker is simply a political statement.

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled more than a decade ago that the law against lewd bumper stickers is unconstitutional, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

There’s no proof that she was ticketed because her bumper sticker was anti-Bush. Personally, I think that it was, but that isn’t even the issue. If a law has been ruled unconstitutional, why are there still tickets being handed out for it? This is a total waste of Georgia taxpayers’ money. Now they have to pay for this long, lengthy trial and, most likely, any legal fees involved.

The funny thing about this is that I know there are rabid Conservatives waiting in the shadows to use this as a slam on the awesome ACLU. I can already hear it. “Look at the ACLU causing good people to go to court and costing all of us this money.” Yeah, one problem- it is this cop’s fault, not the ACLU’s. If this cop hadn’t done something that was unconstitutional this would never have happened. Put the blame where it belongs, and it doesn’t belong on the ACLU. Once again, they are fighting for another person’s rights.


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