Apparently sick to death of liberals trying to turn the United States into something it was never meant to be, one sheriff in western Georgia has decided to take a stand against a declining culture. Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley bought a sign and stuck it at the county line. It reads:
WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you … LEAVE!
Glorious. And, inevitably, controversial.
Annie Laurie Gaylor, the president of the perpetually offended Freedom From Religion Foundation, said the sign was divisive. “It makes visitors and citizens who are not religious or who believe in separation of church and state feel unwelcome,” she said. “It’s essentially turning believers into insiders and minorities or non-believers into outsiders.”
Hmm, the sign doesn’t say that atheists are unwelcome. It doesn’t say that people who don’t celebrate Christmas should find another place to live. It is a celebration of culture: This is who we are and if you don’t like it, consider whether you might not be happier somewhere else. It’s not wrong to promote your way of life. Especially when it comes down to simple, fundamental values that define what it means to be an American.
As for Sheriff Jolley, he doesn’t expect everyone to like the sign. “I spent more than 20 years in the Army to give everyone the right to disagree with me or anyone else,” he said on Fox & Friends. “And hopefully if they disagree, they can voice that opinion. But if it offends them – truly offends them, maybe they’re in the wrong country.”
Oh no, you can’t say that! We have to be tolerant, Mithter Jolley! We have to accept everyone! Unless they’re white. Or they are Christian. Or they believe in conservatism. No, then they can be endlessly mocked and vilified and criticized. But as long as you don’t fall into those categories, you’re good!
See, they recognize as well as anyone that you can’t have a strong nation without a healthy dose of intolerance. They don’t want a society that turns everyone into “insiders.” They want the same sharply-defined structure we’ve always had where some behaviors are discouraged and some are celebrated. They just want to reverse it so that the things that used to be considered good will now be considered bad and vice-versa. Anything they say to the contrary – any images they use of everyone holding hands and singing songs of peace – is a lie meant to obscure their real goals.
It’s about time that we stopped falling for the ruse.