There was a hearing in the Senate Transportation Committee this morning that could only be classified as… interesting. Bryan Wickens, head of Reclaim Our Culture Kentuckiana (ROCK), was appealing the Transportation Cabinet’s decision to deny his application for an “In God We Trust” license plate.
J. Todd Shipp, who is an attorney for the Cabinet, testified that ROCK’s application was denied solely because of faith-based prohibitions (separation of church and state) set by the legislature.
Naturally, that didn’t sit well with some blowhards. Transportation Committee chairman Ernie Harris (Republican from Crestwood) then lost his cool, and rattled off something about the Cabinet having a predisposition to deny the application and it was lucky to have found an “excuse” to do just that.
And then there was lots of typical ACLU-bashing.
Exciting ways to waste taxpayer time and money in Frankfort, kids. Exciting times.