Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:58 AM
Yeah, I voted. I also looked through the gallery of pictures and one stood out as "how not to come across to those that are on the fence". One of our supporters is shown in his western style hat and big belt buckle applauding a speaker. Now, I like the western style as much as anyone, in fact I'm wearing what some might call a western style hat today. But, this visage, to a person on the fence simply supports the "cowboy" image that the antis try to portray us as. To me, it's as big a no-no as coming to a town hall in full tactcal/camo gear. (I've got a pretty good collection of that attire too!).
Image and first impressions are everything when trying to win people over to our side of a controversial issue like carry of a defensive weapon. We need everyone there that can get there, but please, think about how you appear to others when you pick out your wardrobe for the evening.
Oh, and my Mother, who was raised in the southwest, around real, true to life, actual working cowboys, has always said that a REAL cowboy always did the gentlemanly thing and removed his hat when in the presence of ladies and/or when entering a building. Good manners always make a good impression too.
Think about it.
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The Roman Empire fell due to a large, corrupt government, overspending, an overextended military, insecure borders, and the illegal immigration of Goths, barbarians (anyone who was not educated), and religious fanatics. Sound familiar?
"..it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.."
Luke 11:21 - "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed." NASB