We live in a time when the ‘politically correct’ thing to do is to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. After all, we cannot acknowledge that it is not the ‘winter solstice,’ but is instead a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. We live in a time when liberals want to strike God not only from the conversation, but also from the history of our country. Even Barack Obama has claimed that we are not a Christian nation.
At this time in American society, far too many people continue to disrespect our military troops going so far as to accuse them of being terrorists. Sadly, even the American flag is under attack with university professors leading the charge with accusations that Old Glory represents racism and xenophobia. Well, one sheriff in Georgia has had enough and erected a sign taking a stand that the PC police will hate.
Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley took a major stand against out of control political correctness with a sign that he purchased with his own money to the tune of $553. He posted a picture of himself standing next to his sign on his Instagram account on Tuesday and, not surprisingly, the sign has generated a lot of attention.
Welcome to Harris County, Georgia! 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!
As WTVM reports, Sheriff Jolley believes it is time for the silent majority to take a stand and remain silent no more. Sheriff Jolley said, “I’m humbled by all the attention the sign has received. Over the years, I’ve witnessed the silent majority grow and as a true patriot and a Christian, I felt it was time for the silent majority to speak up. I truly believes what’s on the sign.”
He added, “I believe the vast majority of the people support the troops and support our flag, and I believe the vast majority of the people would like to say if you don’t like that then leave.”
The sheriff shared his plans to erect additional signs around his county. None of the signs will be paid by the taxpayer. Instead, he plans to use more of his own money for the signs, but shared that he has been approached by others who want to personally sponsor a sign.
Although Sheriff Jolley has received tons of praise and support for this stand, the usual suspects are lodging their 0bjections and complaints.
The American Humanist Association released a statement, and sent a letter, on Wednesday condemning Jolley’s expression of his First Amendment rights because they disagree with what he has to say. The group describes itself as “encompassing a variety of nontheistic views (atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, naturalism, secularism, and so forth) while adding the important element of a comprehensive worldview and set of ethical values.”
Here is part of their statement.
“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. For a government official to affirmatively order those who do not support ‘Merry Christmas’ to leave the community, to expressly state that visitors must accept ‘God Bless America’ and other theistic messaging, is unquestionably an unconstitutional act of hostility.”
Something tells me this sheriff and this town will have a pretty bold response for the God-haters at the American Humanist Association.
Take your letter and shove it.