So, then, what symbol should we adopt to wear (a pin or badge) to make us stand out? Not something garish, gaudy, or large but something that identifies us?
I somewhat agree with Beck on his analysis! Just got back from DC and attended the Unite in Action XPO and the 9/12 Rally. Signs are good if you have a great point to make about an issue. The issue I have with the costumes is with context. We have some people wearing constumes and portraying our founders and others in an odd light. We had a lunch presentation at the XPO that was a good example of this. We had some people dressing up in colonial garb and putting on a skit that was rauchous and slapsticky. They had Martha Washington as a bar maid and Samuel Adams as a lush. It went over like a lead balloon.
Next we had Bob Basso come up and portray the great Thomas Paine. He captured the man and his message with his usual flair and gusto. He got the audience to think about what is going on in the country and what we need to do to get back to greatness. This was the portrayal that we need if we are going to use the image and likeness of our founders. We do not honor them by making fun of them or using their likeness to make fun of others. I would love to see more accurate portayals given around Constitution Day and Independence Day to educate the public on what our founders did to secure and defend our freedom.
We need to be aware of who we are and what we stand for. We need to honor those who came before us and cherish the message they left us. I believe that signs should portray a positive message and we should watch for negativity and bad taste when we are representing this honorable movement. Don't give the other side more ammunition to use against us. One thing they will never have is the honor and respect of the American people.