A Florida court judge finds expression of personal belief unconstitutional.
The court got this wrong on three counts.
First, vanity plates are not Gov. saying anything about anything as the plates are an expression of that particular tax payer; nor is the Gov. establishing a religion through the vanity tag as the Gov. is not expressing anything in the first place.When I see the vanity plate "NASTY XB" around town I don't take from that the Gov. is dissing Toyota Scion or giving it props.
The court ruling does, however, restrict one's "...free exercise thereof..." which is forbidden for the Gov. to do, and is the second point where the court got it wrong.
The court got it wrong a third time by seeing a law being created where no law was being created. There was only an option to express one's personal beliefs.
Just for reference:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; ...."
So just where is this "separation of church and state" I so often see referenced?