Most of the time, I really don't pay attention to bumper stickers.  In fact, other than the faded football sticker I have on my truck, I'm not really a fan. However, that recently changed when I was driving home a few days back.

It's not a secret that politics are a hot topic here in Montana.

For whatever reason, folks seem to feel like their opinions matter more than people that disagree with them. This, of course, often results in arguments and "keyboard warriors" quoting talking points from their favorite news source while debating with someone who is doing the exact same thing, and in the end, nothing gets resolved.

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Unfortunately for the rest of this, it's only going to get worse as we are getting ready to enter another political race, that will not only determine who the President is but will have some big implications for Montana as well.

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Credit: Canva

In a race that will no doubt get plenty of national coverage, Montana's longtime Senator Jon Tester is up for election, and businessman Tim Sheehey, a newcomer to politics is challenging him. This will no doubt turn ugly with TV, Digital, and Radio ads blasting the other.  Chances are that millions and millions of dollars will be spent focusing on what the other person has done wrong and in the end, it will be politics as usual.

That's what makes the local bumper sticker I saw the other day so interesting, it wasn't about this person, that person, this party, or that cause. It was about Montana, the sticker simply stated. "Montana Before Party"

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Credit: Townsquaremedia

Without taking a side, without slamming someone else, the sticker says what we should all be thinking when it comes to the present and future of Montana. Forget red or blue, forget right or left, forget all of that, and focus on what's best for the state of Montana and its residents.

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Credit: Canva

Maybe that's a Democrat, an Independent, or a Republican.

Whatever the case might be, it does require residents to get the facts, learn about the people running for office, and actually look at what people have done versus what they say they're going to do, especially when it comes to Montana.

20 License Plates Banned In Montana

This is just a small glimpse at banned license plates in the state of Montana. There are well over 4000 that could be added to this list.

Now why some of these are banned is beyond me. I don't find any of them offensive, that's for sure; the state of Montana has the right to refuse:

"any combination of letters or numbers, or both, that may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency or which are misleading or a duplication of license plates provided elsewhere."- Montana Motor Vehicle Department

What plates are banned in your state? Hopefully, they are not as picky as Montana.

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