I grew up in Vermont. "The Green Moutain" state. We always had an independant mindset. We did what we wanted. We did not follow status quo. But Vermont always seemed to take it a bit further. I did not know why. Now I know. It was liscence plate envy.
Even with with our fancy green plates that you couls spot a mile a way it was not enough. You see we bordered on the state of New Hampshire with their "White Mountains". They could have put this on their plate and it would have been a simple White vs Green argument. But no. There plates were better. They said "LIVE FREE OR DIE."
No matter independant minded Vermonters are, they just can't compete with that. No matter how hard we tried. We pushed the envelope and keep pushing it but just can't win. No matter what we did we just could not come up with something better. The simple concise phrase just had up beat. I'm sure other states have it but I know Vermont does. Liscence Plate Envy. How far must we go?