by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • Governor Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island vetoed a Choose Life license plate bill because he claims it violates the separation of church and state:

    Chafee wrote to lawmakers in his veto message that the function of a license plate is “to register and identify a motor vehicle.”

    “It is my belief that state participation in the transmission of funds to this organization would violate the separation of church and state, one of the fundamental principles upon which our state was founded,” he wrote.