Most of us have had about all we can take when it comes to Political Correctness, but one man and his family are really upset about the actions of the government. It seems that the man, has been notified that his license plate has been deemed offensive by the Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles. But here is the real kicker, the man has had the same license plate for over 25 years.
By now you must be wondering what could the plate say that is so offensive that the state would cancel it. Well, the man is just as shocked since it is just a personal plate that contains his name. Mr. Grabher is currently arguing in court for his vanity license plate to be reinstated on his vehicle. But officials argue that the one word plate reading “GRABHER” is just to offensive to be allowed on the roads of Canada.
Lorne Grabher’s plight went international after the license plate was banned following the leak of Donald Trump’s 2005 “grab her by the pussy” comment. during the 2016 presidential election. The Canada’s Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms who is arguing Mr. Grabher’s case says that the removal of the plate violates his right to free expression. Court records show that at least one person complained about the plate after becoming butt-hurt from seeing it according to the Toronto Sun.
Grabher’s lawyers told the court in filings, that his family name is a “point of pride” because of its Austrian-German roots. Meanwhile, Grabher said his adult son uses a similar personalized plate in the Canadian state of Alberta without problems. He told the court that he first registered the name for his license plate over two decades ago as a gift for his late father’s birthday.
“Grabher and his family were, and remain, deeply offended and humiliated by the cancellation of the plate,” the filing reads “(It) not only infringed Mr. Grabher’s right to express himself through the plate, but discriminated against Mr. Grabher.”
However, the Transportation Department in Nova Scotia says that while they understand the roots of his surname, members of the public may not understand its context. The Department added that they had received a complaint from a woman in October 2016 (when Trump’s comments were leaked). In her complaint, the woman described the plate as misogynistic.
Nova Scotia’s personalized plates first became available in 1989, and allows the Canadian province to refuse any names it deems offensive or socially unacceptable, like slurs and racial epithets. It transparently allows them to also revoke a plate if an idiot liberal gets Butt-hurt over what it says or they think it says.