Same Words, Different Meaning

Real Patriots Dissent

Bumper stickers seem to live long lives. The above is an example of a bumper sticker that has a meaning completely different now than the one it was meant to convey some 6 or 7 years ago. Of course, it refers to the Patriot Act pushed through by the Bush administration and the right to protest its existence without seeming unpatriotic. Now, it sounds like a Tea Party rallying cry. Context is everything. I guess it’s time to take it off my car.

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One Response to “Same Words, Different Meaning”

  1. Ed Bokhour Says:

    I say leave it there. If the winds of politics blow the incumbents out, we’ll need a few good dissenters.