Ban the Yellow Ribbon

So you've heard the song with the line "tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree" right? I know I have and while that song may not represent what the yellow ribbons have come to mean for many, it would seem the liberals running Litchfield, CT. dislike them all the same. Why you might ask? Well, because they've chosen to ban them from being tied to trees in their city. It doesn't end there though, because apparently plenty of citizens there have openly defied that ban and the ribbons keep coming back. It all may seem silly or unimportant, but there's a reason to get outraged over stuff like this.

This is all part of a larger pattern by liberals, especially those in the northeast. Don't like something? Rather than do the common sense thing and ignore it, immediately move to ban it. No room for debate, and let's make up lame excuses like "they set a precedent for other causes to hang ribbons". To which I answer: "So what?" If you don't like the cause the ribbons represent, ignore them. If you can't ignore them, then take it up with the city council. File your objection there, and let the issue be heard by others in the city who have an interest in it. Don't just declare them banned and wash your hands of it. That's lazy, un-American, and outright dangerous to the concept of free speech in general. It doesn't take long for crap like this to escalate from a seemingly innocent ban on yellow ribbons into something more hideous like a ban on certain books or a ban on contrary thoughts and opinions.

The left has made their hatred of the military well known for some time. To that I say take your hatred and stuff it out your ass, and move over so I can tie some more ribbons round these old oak trees. If I lived in Litchfield, I'd be heading to the nearest store that stocked yellow ribbons and start plastering the city with them. You folks in Litchfield who stood up to the tyranny and told them to stuff it, good on you. Keep up the good fight and we'll take back our country from liberal oppression yet.
"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil

Well. I guess that's that then.

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Posted on Jan 7, 2010 2:17 am by Samson in: | 3 comment(s) [Closed]
As shocking and offensive as it may otherwise be to hear that liberals are getting away with something this wrong, it's almost more shocking that your post about it included not a single link. ;)

But, just for the fine folks in Litchfield, CT to enjoy, since they've made their opinions thusly known to us, I offer this:

Along with a link to a site about the history of the yellow ribbon ideology itself.

On the other hand, there are also other sites like which are just.. disturbing, much as I assume their authors are indeed a bit disturbed. ;)

Yes, I suppose I should have linked into the story. One of those rare moments when even an NBC affiliate seemed to be siding with the people putting up the ribbons. Perhaps this is just that heinous. Maybe they're aware of the threat it represents to free speech and their own careers down the road. Or maybe they really are siding with the people who banned them but put forth a crap argument that came out wrong. They had the token statements from the board members who "agonized" over the decision. My feeling is, if your agonizing over it, don't go through with it. Take a stand against the tyranny.

You'd think, but the notion of "if in doubt, don't" requires a moral compass and it's a rare politician who actually has one of those, let alone in good working order. ;)

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