In the days of my youth, back when stadiums were named after local politicos and college bowl games were named after agricultural products, Texas had only one license plate design. Black letters on white metal, the only adornment a single black star. A lone star -- get it?
But they were also dignified. The name "Texas" and the Lone Star said all that needed to be said.
You can't say the same for a great many of the plates of today. On this site you can choose from 147 different designs.
These latter-day plates boast and shill for soft drinks, restaurants, and real estate companies. They tout eveything from Jesus to fraternities and sororities to colleges and even high schools. They are adorned with everything from dead animals to hot air balloons. They come in every color of the rainbow. It's got to stop, and here are ten of the most compelling reasons why.