June 04, 2016

Nanny State Ninny Award for May: Ministry of Transportation vs “Satanic” license plates

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

Some people like to express themselves via their license plates. By paying a little extra, you can have personalized plates as long as it passes the government’s vulgarity litmus test.

There was nothing profane about Daniel D’Aloisio’s vanity plate that read: VI6SIX

But the province wants him to surrender it because one person complained after interpreting it as 666, a.k.a., the mark of the beast.

Since somebody – a Satanist or a Jesus Freak or just a garden variety busybody – actually went to the Ministry and complained, Daniel has to give it up.

The ministry could have, and should have said that they’d already vetted and approved the plate but instead, they contacted Daniel and ordered him to surrender his vanity plate.

Watch my video to find out what that cryptic collection of numbers and symbols actually meant to him and why the Ontario government are hypocrites on the number 666.

When it comes to licence plates, they really don’t hold the high ground considering how they treat taxpayers, vanity plates or not.

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commented 2016-06-05 02:01:48 -0400
Hey Liberal voters in Ontario, if you think Alberta will bail you out in the end i have news for you, we are being destroyed as well.
commented 2016-06-05 00:33:37 -0400
Kevin O’Leary is correct in saying "30% of the money we give to the three levels of Government is wasted ".
commented 2016-06-04 21:39:02 -0400
I have an idea … Why don’t Ontario voters stop voting for Socialists
commented 2016-06-04 16:07:07 -0400
@ Keith Richards, now if only we could get rid of rick mercer and the other one this hour has 22 minutes ,that would be something, oh yeah and ecco nut suzuki’s nature shows
commented 2016-06-04 14:58:55 -0400
Roy Jeanine – I’m used to being called a “Jesus Freak” by my children, so I don’t mind at all. Because I told them in the end, they are going to know that I’m right about Christianity. I let up on them a bit, and now I resort to buying cards with a Christian message, and they just smile and roll their eyes, and say “Oh Mom!” And I tell them that I’m never going to stop trying to save their souls for eternity!
commented 2016-06-04 14:54:04 -0400
My ex-husband had to surrender his plate. The plate number was “Fa Q,” and we were going through a divorce, so I think it was really directed at me personally, in a public way. He made the mistake of showing off his new plate, to his old German Aunt, and she complained, and he had to turn it in. He called to ask who complained because he thought is was me, but when they told him that it was someone with a German accent, he knew right away that it was his aunt. I told him at the time that it was childish, and I still think so!
commented 2016-06-04 13:44:10 -0400
Poor Ontario, they have driven industry out if the province!
My oh my, what will they do to cover the cost of the government payroll!
I know, simply raise taxes, raise the cost of hydro, raise the cost of driver licenses, raise the cost of licenses plate stickers by 40% while reducing benefits, killing jobs and reducing services.
Great place to not live in!

DJBT and STPC
commented 2016-06-04 11:44:18 -0400
Thinking more about it, what Daniel should have was to tell the transportation bureaucrat that it was a pro-Islamist slogan because it invokes the beast to slay Judeo-Christians. Then he would have been allowed to keep it and even get a special gold plated license plate.

Next thought. Does Ontario allow Iron Maiden to play there? If so, do they have to refrain from performing songs off the Number of the Beast album?
commented 2016-06-04 11:20:51 -0400
How about FHITA!!! That’s acceptable, isn’t it??
commented 2016-06-04 11:14:39 -0400
What if you are caught driving with peeling, offensive plates past their five-year warranty period? Can you report yourself to the Ministry and have them take the plate away, thereby eliminating the ticket and the replacement cost?
commented 2016-06-04 10:49:46 -0400
So I suppose a license plate with VIIXER would be totally out of the question, unless you are a member of the LBGQTxyz community?
commented 2016-06-04 10:47:10 -0400
It really all comes down to the bureaucrats are stupid twits. That’s why they work for the government, because they are too stupid to make it in the private sector.
commented 2016-06-04 10:47:08 -0400
Please don’t use the term “Jesus freak” David, I too am offended. Take care.
commented 2016-06-04 09:57:03 -0400
The Ontario transport ministry is and always has been the core of bureaucratic tyranny and extortion in that province – it is the major shakedown racket for the kleptos in Queens park who get more from the transport act fines and licencing than they do from liquor sales – the despotism of such a system naturally peculates into administration.

Which is why you see such arbitrary unreasoning demands like this.
commented 2016-06-04 09:51:52 -0400
Hey Devid, I am offended. I don’t much care about putting a 666 on a license plate and the nanny state, but I take offense with the “Jesus Freak” mention. Thats like saying the Malcolm X niggers, complain about license plates that say slave.
If you want to have a drive by smear, keep it to journalists that cant hold a real job so they have to stand around and talk all day. Nor that journalists have boring lives so they have to stand around and watch others have a life and are upset that they don’t have a life….
I’d appreciate a Edit.
commented 2016-06-04 09:50:23 -0400
Hey Devid, I am offended. I don’t much care about putting a 666 on a license plate and the nanny state, but I take offense with the “Jesus Freak” mention. Thats like saying the Malcolm X niggers, complain about license plates that say slave.
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If you want to have a drive by smear, keep it to journalists that cant hold a real job so they have to stand around and talk all day. Nor that journalists have boring lives so they have to stand around and watch others have a life and are upset that they don’t have a life.
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