Signs of the Times

I’m sick and tired of the idea that liberals seem to think they can force others to embrace diversity, inclusiveness, open borders, white privilege and reparations by going around telling people who think differently that the only opinion that matters is that of the liberal elite. I firmly believe conservatives can be good people and still hold conservative values. The free market has helped more people than socialism ever will.

I’ve had it up to here with abusive rap lyrics that demean women, and I’ve had it with jackass celebrities, politicians and corporate leaders that harass women. I despise the endless spewing of hate and gnashing of teeth about my guns and my president. For those of you who parade around wearing the flag of a foreign country draped around your shoulders, please go live there and be happy.

Finally, I’m sick and tired of lawn signs and bumper stickers promoting disunity, immorality and illegality under the guise of togetherness and hand-holding. To me, these signs are simply a means for the person who posted them to say, “I’m a superior human being, an enlightened progressive who looks forward in the 21st century. If you don’t agree with me, you are a stick-in-the-mud, regressive, blue-collar conservative stuck in the Middle Ages.”

Yard sign highlighting beliefs

I’m sick of seeing these signs. Doesn’t anyone in the conservative, concealed carry, constitutional community want to go full-on entrepreneur and develop a sign of our own? Isn’t there someone with connections or a wee bit of cash willing to fight back? I would be happy to pay for such a sign plus a shipping and handling fee.

I am none of those things. I am an educated man who holds conservative values, and I see through your double-speak as an attempt to further divide this nation. Here is what I think about when I read a liberal lawn sign.

Science Is Real

Well, it is and it isn’t. Every scientist understands that his or her field is evolving; what is true now will be thought of as dull or elementary by the 22nd century. The truth is that science is a slow process of understanding. Put simply, “Science Evolves.”

No Human Is Illegal

Baloney. Liberals who post this sign really mean to say, “Illegal Immigrants Welcome.” Legal Immigrants are welcome in this country. We are a nation of laws, and we have a method to change the laws that we do not like. That leads us to the next sign.

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

I have no problem with this except its redundancy. Women are human and therefore should not be placed in a second group when we discuss human rights. Where I have trouble is when people use this divisive statement instead of working to change laws that negatively affect women. Let’s be clear. Define what it is you want to change so that we can have a meaningful discussion on the topic.

Kindness Is Everything

Is it? I agree that kindness is important, but is it everything? Also, there have been many times when I have seen this slogan supported by the most provocative and intolerant people in the neighborhood. How about living your beliefs?

Water Is Life

Give a big “duh” to this one. I guess water is life, but if kindness is everything, does that mean kindness is water? Or is kindness life? Or both? You see, water is only one of the four classic elements: earth, air, fire and water. Perhaps a better sign would be, “The Environment is Precious.”

Isn’t someone else ready to produce a lawn sign that those of us in the concealed carry, constitutional conservative community would be delighted to plant outside among the flowers or print on a sticker for the back of our pickup?

If we followed through and made such a sign for national distribution (and I would certainly buy one or maybe more for my yard), it would include any or all of the following slogans:

In This House We Believe:
Patriotism Lives Here
We Are a Nation Of Laws
Legal Immigrants Are Welcome
Science Is Evolving
The Environment Is Precious
Peace Through Strength
My Guns Ensure My Safety

Perhaps it is time to fight back in a calm and orderly manner with our own signs. But it often seems that those who most loudly profess love and enlightenment will sneak into our yards at night and rip up our signs or spray paint swastikas on them. Such is the world in which we live.

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