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Sheriff Puts Up Official Sign “WARNING” People Who Disagree with Him to LEAVE!

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posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: buster2010

Wrong again? Because, who said? You? He seems to be "freely speaking" just fine, without me or you. I doubt the sign had/has been removed since your utterance.




posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 10:48 PM
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originally posted by: buster2010

originally posted by: LSU0408

originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic

originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
If we follow the story, he may be hearing from the actual silent minority in his town who think this sign is going too far. I say watch this space.


Aaaand, here we have it... That was fast! The American Humanist Association has sent a letter to the sheriff, the Harris County Board of Commissioners, the County Manager and the Harris County District Attorney...



The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the sign violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, as well as the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and must be removed immediately.
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While some residents of your community may support a sign with such a message, there can be no question that it conveys a religiously biased message that is invidious toward those who do not hold theistic, and particularly Christian, views.
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Not only is this virtually an admission of unconstitutional activity, but the fact that he has paid for the sign himself – apparently thinking he is cleverly avoiding constitutional exposure by doing so – also acts as an admission that he realizes the sign is unlawful.


Letter


The American Humanist Association

Location: Washington D.C.

Purpose: Advocate for progressive values

Further proving my point about the people that mind everyone elses business while putting themselves first. If the citizens of Harris County don't like it, let them take care and stay the flurk out of it. Those morons at the AHA are over 700 miles away for fart's sake. Good God people.

As fast as that letter was written 731 miles north in D.C., I would assume that the approving citizens of Harris County have already bought another sign and are ready to put it up at their own expense as soon as the other is forced down.

And that sign will also have to be taken down. This sheriff has no right to deny anyone their right to free speech. Also to think that everyone in that county supports this morons sign is just ridiculous.


Where does it say he has denied anyone their right to free speech?

Did you even read the OP?



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 11:00 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: buster2010

originally posted by: LSU0408

originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic

originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
If we follow the story, he may be hearing from the actual silent minority in his town who think this sign is going too far. I say watch this space.


Aaaand, here we have it... That was fast! The American Humanist Association has sent a letter to the sheriff, the Harris County Board of Commissioners, the County Manager and the Harris County District Attorney...



The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the sign violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, as well as the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and must be removed immediately.
...
While some residents of your community may support a sign with such a message, there can be no question that it conveys a religiously biased message that is invidious toward those who do not hold theistic, and particularly Christian, views.
...
Not only is this virtually an admission of unconstitutional activity, but the fact that he has paid for the sign himself – apparently thinking he is cleverly avoiding constitutional exposure by doing so – also acts as an admission that he realizes the sign is unlawful.


Letter


The American Humanist Association

Location: Washington D.C.

Purpose: Advocate for progressive values

Further proving my point about the people that mind everyone elses business while putting themselves first. If the citizens of Harris County don't like it, let them take care and stay the flurk out of it. Those morons at the AHA are over 700 miles away for fart's sake. Good God people.

As fast as that letter was written 731 miles north in D.C., I would assume that the approving citizens of Harris County have already bought another sign and are ready to put it up at their own expense as soon as the other is forced down.

And that sign will also have to be taken down. This sheriff has no right to deny anyone their right to free speech. Also to think that everyone in that county supports this morons sign is just ridiculous.


Where does it say he has denied anyone their right to free speech?

Did you even read the OP?

Did you bother to read the sign? By telling people if they don't support what he supports then leave he is then denying the first amendment.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 11:20 PM
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All this guy is doing is expressing his flavor of political correctness in a passive aggressive manner. Surely his town hasn't been bombarded with an influx of complaints over people using the phrase "Merry Christmas" or "God bless America" and yet he's offended enough with the fake outrage in his head that he decided this sign was necessary. He was offended enough with something so he created a sign telling people who are offended to leave. Must be a slow time of year in his neighborhood.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 01:17 AM
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Har har!

Seriously people? This is just a sheriff who thinks he's entitled by mandate of a "silent majority" (I have it on good authority from the "silent majority" that he doesn't, prove otherwise?) to promote his own political correctness in a sign he planted on public property, PERIOD. What about the "silent citizens" of his county who might not think it's smart to piss off the sheriff?

The only reason so many of you are okay with this is because he's saying something YOU agree with. If it was a sign that said "Black Lives Matter" how many of you would be outraged instead? Is he going to tolerate a sign beside his own that says "This guy is an asshole and I didn't vote for him?"

I'm all for this guy making all the signs he wants but he should put them in front of his own house.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 06:53 AM
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If I saw that sign for a town or county as I drove through, I doubt I would stop there. Although it is probably the attitude in many towns, at least it is clearly stated there.


edit on 11/26/2015 by roadgravel because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 07:07 AM
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While the Sherriff is entitled to his own opinion, what he fails to realize is that he just screwed his own county and the city that the sign is posted in. Do you know that now, any and all persons and lawyers, with intelligence, can fight and possibly win any and all sorts of criminal cases, and all they have to say is this:

The Sherriff's department was harassing me cause I am a different religion, or I do not go to his church, that they were attempting to get me to convert and violate my own beliefs.

Because of the 'if you do not like it leave" statement, one could also use that as further evidence of discrimination on the part of the Sherriff, against any number of minority groups out there, and the evidence, as posted would be enough to sway some juries.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 07:47 AM
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Sorry, nvm.
edit on 11/26/2015 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 08:00 AM
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What if I don't like it and don't leave? Whatcha gonna do? Then again, nice to have a warning of what to expect...as if we don't already know to expect this in GA.

This kind of divisive BS has nothing to do with PC or non-PC. It's just saying they don't want anyone who is not just like them gone. And when all those people are gone they'll get to in-fighting.

Stupid.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 08:58 AM
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originally posted by: Masterjaden
a reply to: uncommitted

There is no where in the constitution that says ANYTHING about separation of church and state. The constitution is about all people being able to freely practice their religion which includes being able to say merry christmas.

Jaden


And it also is all about being able to say you don't like Christmas and you don't agree with the sheriffs point of view, apart from this particular little place.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 09:17 AM
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originally posted by: LSU0408

originally posted by: uncommitted

originally posted by: murphy22
a reply to: NowWhat

Hateful and racist? How so? Is it bigoted, phobic and intolerant also? The sign merely says, we have standards. Where's the hate and racism in that? I can see people without standards being upset by this and throwing out PC attack words. But really, answer the question.


It would be deeply improved with those duelling banjos playing automatically when you approach just so you know that it's time to get the car moving, because round those parts you agree with the sheriff in what you do and say or you are out - laws broken or not.


Enter uncommitted with the stereotype... I thought you guys were against all that, no? And you're thinking of West Virginia anyways. You just got two strikes in one.


Stereotypes are there for a reason and the sign proves it - small town enforcing small minds.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic

originally posted by: uncommitted
And what part of that letter do you disagree with?


I don't disagree with any of it. See my original post here: www.abovetopsecret.com...

I don't have a problem with the sheriff having those opinions. This sign belongs on his personal property, though. Not on government property. I don't know if it's legal or not, as the Supreme Court has made various rulings as regards religious dogma on government property, but I have a feeling he'll be taking it down in the future.

Government Property is very different from a billboard, a city bus or someone's yard.


Sorry if I misunderstood. If I lived there I would have to sue claiming the sign harassed me and made me feel threatened and that my right to free speech was being denied.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 09:21 AM
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LOL who's he telling to leave? Not exactly a diverse demo...

Demographics Harris County GA

What he's really telling people is...

1. That he watches too much FoxNews and the news he gets elsewhere (if any) he can't process or cope with.

2. He wants people to shut up, again about anything he disagrees with and about his paranoid persecution issues (see number 1).

He is also quoted as saying that he has received donation in double the amount that the sign cost. Whatcha think he's going to do? put up another sign at the other end of the county? Or feed some hungry kids?



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:49 PM
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What a stupid sign. Nothing like getting screamed at by a redneck for wishing them a happy holiday. Which has happened to me twice in the last 3 years btw.

I just moved back from Finland and I'm also alarmed by the extreme increase of military worship here. Ridiculous. Banjos in the woods man.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: Tyrion79

No. In America, a Sheriff is not "hired by the state". They are"elected", by the people of the county and are the highest "law enforcement " of, said county. City/corprate security guard, ("LEOs") are hired "by the "state"/politicians...there's a big difference.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 10:01 PM
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I will never understand the pc mentality. And I consider that a complimentary quality.

In the name of religious freedom the pc police tell people they aren't allowed to say "God Bless America"... in the name of religious freedom...



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

What do you "think" he'll do?..Doesn't matter. It would only be, speculation on your part. But you're right, like you said. I hope spends it on another sign.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Nonsense! Everyone has a "right to free speach". It's in "The Bill of Rights". That goes, without question. What people don't have a "right" to, is to be wrong or not hold/have standards. Nothing wrong with this sign.



posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: uncommitted

And NOTHING about that sheriffs sign says ANYTHING about stopping you or preventing you from saying it. It doesn't say you will be forcibly removed, it says, leave... which implies of your own accord, if you don't like us exercising our rights.

Jaden



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 06:48 PM
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originally posted by: FraggleRock He was offended enough with something so he created a sign telling people who are offended to leave.


Hit the nail on the head........



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