The license plate. (Shaun DeWaters via Lexington Herald-Leader)
Shaun DeWaters took pride in being called an infidel while serving in the Iraq War, but the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says he cannot display the term on his license plate, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
DeWaters was required by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to turn in his personalized plate with the letters "INFDL." Now, the Boone County man is suing the state's Transportation Cabinet in federal court, claiming the cabinet is violating his free speech rights.
The old maxim that “war is a racket,” has never been more true, and it’s not just big government contractors getting in on war profiteering. Thanks to the Internet, you can make a buck off the spoils of war by hocking ill-gotten gear on eBay.
In the military, one maxim rings true across generations — privates are stupid. They make dumb decisions, with hilarious consequences. I know it’s hard to admit, look, I’ll go first. At MOS school as a young Marine, I called an Army command sergeant major, “sergeant,” because I was a dumb boot and thought that’s what you called everyone in the Army E-5 and above.