Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Is it Time for Our Own Lawn Signs?

 

For the first time, I am seriously considering doing lawn signs that express my political views. (Inspired by @gregstrange).

I am going for pithy and defendable – something that starts a conversation. What do you think of:

All Human Lives Matter

Souls are on Loan from G-d

Science is a Process

Earth is not my Mother

We are all Responsible for our Choices

Love is as Love Does

I think this gets the main points across, and does it in a way that makes it harder for the reader to discount as being something they already know they disagree with.

Suggestions? Changes?

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  1. Arahant Member

    Make it a small size of letters and hard to read. They’ll have to come into your yard to read the signs, and then they step in the bear trap.

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    • November 24, 2020, at 9:47 AM PST
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  2. Gossamer Cat Coolidge

    That’s funny, because I just replied to your comment in Greg Strange’s post that it is time for our own lawn signs. And t-shirts and mugs and bumper stickers. We’ll end up with a lot of damaged property, but we learned this summer that insurance will cover it so no big deal.

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    • November 24, 2020, at 9:48 AM PST
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  3. KentForrester Moderator

    I can dig it. 

    • #3
    • November 24, 2020, at 9:59 AM PST
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  4. David Carroll Thatcher
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    I especially like the “Love is as Love Does”.

    How about ” Listen for the Heartbeat”?

     

    • #4
    • November 24, 2020, at 10:01 AM PST
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  5. Matt Bartle Member
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    I like the idea but I’m not sure what to put on the sign.

    “There are no solutions, only tradeoffs,” maybe.

    • #5
    • November 24, 2020, at 10:06 AM PST
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  6. Spin Inactive
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    I’m opposed to yard signs. For me I mean. Though we had two in our yard this year. I’m just not sure what good they do.

    • #6
    • November 24, 2020, at 10:10 AM PST
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  7. KentForrester Moderator

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Make it a small size of letters and hard to read. They’ll have to come into your yard to read the signs, and then they step in the bear trap.

    But what if a cute little kid comes into the yard, the bear trap springs on him, and he bleeds out before they can find anyone strong enough to open the trap. What about that, ‘Hant? Did you think about that?

    I bet you consider that collateral damage. Shame, ‘Hant! Shame. 

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    • November 24, 2020, at 10:18 AM PST
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  8. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge

    There are many for sale.

     

    In this House We Believe God is Real Sign | Zazzle.com

    In This House We Believe Yard Sign Conservative | Etsy

    Amazon.com : In This House We Believe Healthcare Is A Choice All Lives Matter Fetal Rights Are Human Rights Immigration Is A Privilege Real Science Is Never Settled GOD Is Love Lawn

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    • November 24, 2020, at 10:34 AM PST
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  9. SkipSul Coolidge
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    My neighbor is anti gun

    No lives matter

    The NAZI’s loved “Science”

    My taxes pay for your whining

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    • November 24, 2020, at 10:40 AM PST
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  10. MarciN Member

    It always happens when you give these little people power, it goes to their head like strong drink.

    –Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey

    • #10
    • November 24, 2020, at 10:40 AM PST
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  11. Susan Quinn Contributor

    Spin (View Comment):
    I’m opposed to yard signs. For me I mean. Though we had two in our yard this year. I’m just not sure what good they do.

    I think they make a statement for what is right, against the pressures that try to force us into silence. In my case (a gated community), we’re not permitted to put up yard signs. That’s my excuse and I’m stickin’ to it!

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    • November 24, 2020, at 10:44 AM PST
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  12. SkipSul Coolidge
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    There’s also Crash’s speech from Bull Durham (linking not embedding due to language and, well…).

     

    • #12
    • November 24, 2020, at 10:51 AM PST
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  13. Hoyacon Member

    I’m not replacing my “Robbers: Please Carry ID So We Can Notify Next of Kin” sign.

    • #13
    • November 24, 2020, at 10:57 AM PST
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  14. iWe Coolidge
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    @Jimmconnell recommended

     

    So we’ll do this one.

    Mrs. iWe is not keen on starting wars with people who would pick the time and manner of weaponry.

     

    • #14
    • November 24, 2020, at 11:08 AM PST
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  15. Biden Pure Demagogue Inactive
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    “Joe Biden is a pure demagogue”

    • Ronald Reagan 
    • #15
    • November 24, 2020, at 11:10 AM PST
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  16. Matt Bartle Member
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    One of my neighbors:

    • #16
    • November 24, 2020, at 11:16 AM PST
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  17. Percival Thatcher
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Make it a small size of letters and hard to read. They’ll have to come into your yard to read the signs, and then they step in the bear trap.

    A sign-making friend of my acquaintance has suggested: All Lives Matter, Unless They Cross This Fence Line Without Permission.

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    • November 24, 2020, at 11:19 AM PST
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  18. Percival Thatcher
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    And then there is the old standard:

    Anyone found on this property after sundown will be found on this property after sunup.

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    • November 24, 2020, at 11:23 AM PST
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  19. Percival Thatcher
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    • #19
    • November 24, 2020, at 11:27 AM PST
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  20. dajoho Member

    Good post @iwe, I have often thought about a different type of yard sign and like your ideas.

    I’d like one that says: “Humpty Dumpty was pushed…..” just to get them thinking…

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    • November 24, 2020, at 12:10 PM PST
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  21. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    I have often used “Science is a process” in discussions in various places. I usually follow it with “Faith is a conclusion.”

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    • November 24, 2020, at 1:48 PM PST
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  22. Freeven Member
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    I want one that says:

    “If All Lives Matter, Then No Lives Matter”

    just to kind of tweak, well, everyone.

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    • November 24, 2020, at 2:06 PM PST
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  23. MiMac Thatcher

    Truth Exists

    Reality isn’t Socially Conditioned

    Gender may not be biological, but sex is.

    edit- change the second to reality is socially constructed

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    • November 24, 2020, at 3:40 PM PST
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  24. Percival Thatcher
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    Nothing raises my hackles faster that “my truth.”

    • #24
    • November 24, 2020, at 4:07 PM PST
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  25. Basil Fawlty Member
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    “Get off my lawn.”

    • #25
    • November 24, 2020, at 4:13 PM PST
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  26. Mike Rapkoch Moderator

    Here’s a couple more that are typical of Montana:

    The owner of this house is heavily armed. There is nothing in here worth dying for.

    We shoot every third trespasser. The second one just left.

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    • November 24, 2020, at 5:18 PM PST
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  27. Western Chauvinist Member
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    From Klavan: In this house “You don’t get to kill people to solve your problems.”

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    • November 24, 2020, at 5:50 PM PST
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  28. Arahant Member

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    From Klavan: In this house “You don’t get to kill people to solve your problems.”

    Spoilsport!

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    • November 24, 2020, at 5:56 PM PST
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  29. SkipSul Coolidge
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    Hate has no home here, he’s just a welcome guest.

    Hate has no home here, but he left a forwarding address.

    People don’t have genders, they have sex. Except for you.

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    • November 24, 2020, at 5:57 PM PST
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  30. Boss Mongo Member

    If you can read this, I don’t even need the scope.

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    • November 24, 2020, at 6:06 PM PST
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