The very concept of an offensive bumper sticker law is idiotic. What offends one may not offend another, obviously, and at any rate offensive or not I'd figure this as a First Amendment issue. Gary Moore, who is a Tennessee politician--and a Democrat, to prove yet again how open-minded and tolerant those folks are--co-sponsored the bill to make the change, and he doesn't agree that this sort of thing is protected:
In his opinion, Rep. Moore said the law does not violate any constitutional protections, including freedom of speech.
"When you get into crossing the line so to speak you do not have a right to impose your speech on other people," he said.
The hell? Has the man even read the Constitution? Did he pay attention at all during history class? You absolutely do have a right in this country to speak publicly, even if that speech offends someone. I daresay offensive public speech is what America was founded on; certainly King George would have taken umbrage at that which was said about him in public houses of the time.
I realize this is a small thing, but dear God I hope someone challenges this law on up the ladder. Where the hell is the ACLU when it could be doing something worthwhile?