Subversive Signage

Anyone who’s planning to protest the Democratic and/or Republican conventions and is looking for a poster slogan is welcome to this one:

Abolish the Presidency

Or a talkier one, if you prefer:

Abolish the Presidency - Grown-Ups Don't Need A President

Of course we’re against all government, not just the presidency; but this might be an interesting conversation-starter (and, to borrow a beloved phrase of the gun-control crowd, a “reasonable first step”). And if people ask you “But without a president, who would run the country?” the very fact that people say things like that is yet another argument for abolishing the presidency.

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6 Responses to Subversive Signage

  1. william June 18, 2008 at 12:16 am #

    That’s very close to the first of two banners I’ve already made:

    Abolish Politicians

    Free Trade (&) Mutual Aid

  2. Mike June 18, 2008 at 6:54 am #

    I’ve created a “Mock Teh Vote” graphic that some might find interesting.

    There are two basic versions, one of which is visible on my blog’s sidebar.

    All artwork is in this file:

    And released into the public domain.

  3. Soviet Onion June 18, 2008 at 12:10 pm #

    How about:

    Conservatism = Communist state-worship for Right-Wingers

  4. Natasha June 18, 2008 at 4:23 pm #

    One of my family members once said you can’t run a country without taxes. It’s scary that no one can imagine life without some central entity running a country (i.e. running people’s lives).

  5. Black Bloke June 20, 2008 at 1:29 am #

    The family member was probably right, but in a way that we wouldn’t care for. We don’t want the country “run” at all, but if it is going to be “run” the runner will have to impose regularized robbery.

  6. Nightgaunt July 1, 2008 at 4:20 pm #

    The USA ran for some 125 years without taxes till 1914 when they, and the Federal Reserve became permanent. No coincidence that either. We did have taxes briefly after the Revolutionary war and Civil War I but were repealed.

    Personally I like the Hodenosaunee of the Iraquoise Confederacy which was already some 200 years old in the 1770’s with a monocameral congress which were staffed all by men but could be removed at anytime by the women if they found their member wasn’t doing the job. This was an influence on Franklin concerning the reformation of the Confederacy into the Federalist republic.

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