'Politically incorrect' Georgia welcome sign stirs up major controversy
A sign put up by a sheriff in a small town in Georgia has created quite a stir on social media.
Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley placed the message next to the welcome sign in Hamilton, GA early Tuesday morning.
The controversial sign reads:
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 ! [sic]
Sheriff Mike Jolley and the new sign at the Harris County Sheriff's Department. We couldn't agree more sir!Posted by D&S Sign Company on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Harris County sheriff said he paid for the sign himself.
Jolley told WLTZ-TV that he has just as much right to voice his opinions as anyone else under the First Amendment. Although some people may choose to keep their beliefs to themselves, the sheriff refuses to be silent.
"I spent 20 years in the Army to give everyone the right not to agree with it and to voice their opinion if they're not, and that's fine," he added.
Check out this controversial sign from an Oklahoma liquor store:
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