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
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    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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  2. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
    Gossamer Cat
    @GossamerCat

    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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  3. KentForrester Coolidge
    KentForrester
    @KentForrester

    I can dig it. 

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  4. David Carroll Thatcher
    David Carroll
    @DavidCarroll

    I especially like the “Love is as Love Does”.  

    How about ” Listen for the Heartbeat”?

     

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  5. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt Bartle
    @MattBartle

    I like the idea but I’m not sure what to put on the sign.

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

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  6. Spin Inactive
    Spin
    @Spin

    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.  

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  7. KentForrester Coolidge
    KentForrester
    @KentForrester

    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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  8. DonG (Biden is compromised) Coolidge
    DonG (Biden is compromised)
    @DonG

    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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  9. SkipSul Inactive
    SkipSul
    @skipsul

    My neighbor is anti gun

    No lives matter

    The NAZI’s loved “Science”

    My taxes pay for your whining

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  10. MarciN Member
    MarciN
    @MarciN

    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

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  11. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    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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  12. SkipSul Inactive
    SkipSul
    @skipsul

    There’s also Crash’s speech from Bull Durham (linking not embedding due to language and, well…).

     

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  13. Hoyacon Member
    Hoyacon
    @Hoyacon

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

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  14. iWe Coolidge
    iWe
    @iWe

    @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.

     

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  15. Biden Pure Demagogue Inactive
    Biden Pure Demagogue
    @Pseudodionysius

    “Joe Biden is a pure demagogue”

    • Ronald Reagan 
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  16. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt Bartle
    @MattBartle

    One of my neighbors:

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  17. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    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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  18. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    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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  19. Percival Thatcher
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    @Percival

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  20. dajoho Member
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    @dajoho

    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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  21. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
    Douglas Pratt
    @DouglasPratt

    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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  22. Freeven Member
    Freeven
    @Freeven

    I want one that says:

    “If All Lives Matter, Then No Lives Matter”

    just to kind of tweak, well, everyone.

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  23. MiMac Thatcher
    MiMac
    @MiMac

    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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  24. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Nothing raises my hackles faster that “my truth.”

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  25. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil Fawlty
    @BasilFawlty

    “Get off my lawn.”

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  26. Mike Rapkoch Moderator
    Mike Rapkoch
    @MikeRapkoch

    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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  27. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

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

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  28. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    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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  29. SkipSul Inactive
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    @skipsul

    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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  30. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo
    @BossMongo

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

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