Stirring Slogan

Stirring Slogans have inspired Americans throughout our history:

“Give me liberty or give me death!”

“Remember the Alamo!”

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself!”

“Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather what you can do for your country!”

“March on the Capitol and fight like hell! (I’ll be watching on TV safe and secure)”

A storefront in downtown Easton displays a Stirring Slogan for today:

“Let’s take a moment to honor the sacrifice of our Brave Children who lay down their lives to protect our Right to Bear Arms.”

It is a bit lengthy. It would not be a good bumper sticker. The print would have to be too small. It would be perfect as the intro to the National Anthem at sporting events, holiday celebrations, and political gatherings. The standard “Please rise to honor America and the brave men and women who guard our freedom with our National Anthem” is appropriate and deserved.

But in 2022, people are killed at a Buffalo grocery store. A fourth grade class is wiped out in Texas. A July 4th parade crowd is mowed down in Illinois over the span of a few months. Still, Congress not only won’t ban the weapons that made those atrocities possible, it refuses to make it harder for an 18 year old to buy an AR-15 than to purchase a six pack of beer.

The NRA and the gun manufacturers know that all they have to do is ride out the storm. Sandy Hook, Parkland, Columbine, Las Vegas and the rest are eventually forgotten. As long as those “campaign contributions” keep rolling in to Congress, there will not be serious limits of firearms. Maybe if the public is reminded that guns are killing our children every time they go to the ballpark, it will help.

After all, a Stirring Slogan worked on Jan 6.

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Lynette Dufton

These posts are written by my father, Ed Dufton, who has an incredible knack of condensing the day’s news into a witty and insightful commentary on society.