Unified Patriots presents a contest to create the best Second Amendment poster. This is our first contest, and yes it is for the Second Amendment.The rules are you must create a poster readable at a width of 450 pixels and no taller than 650 pixels. This will allow most people to view it on one page of this website. The contest starts Monday, March 28 and the last entries will be accepted on Saturday, April 2 at midnight eastern time. The winner will be announced Monday, April 4. All posters must be acceptable for a family audience, or at worst a PG13 audience. No nudity. No profanity or obscenity. No scenes of slaughter. Don’t gross us out, in other words. The contest is open to every human being on Earth, or elsewhere for that matter. In fact, if any extraterrestrials happen to see this contest announcement before it ends on April 2, 2011 their entry into this contest would be perfectly legitimate.
Why the Second and not the First Amendment first? Because we already had all these great Second Amendment posters already out there on the internet. We’re going to have to search to find or make up some examples of First Amendment posters for the next contest.
One more thing. Have a nice day! But Don’t Monkey With Me!
The Second Amendment codifies and guarantees the right to self-defense into the laws of the United States. Without such a law, the American people would no doubt have been disarmed before now. We might have even been disarmed during the Great Depression, as no doubt FDR and many of his Kitchen Cabinet were of the belief that Americans were dangerous if allowed to keep guns. And as the Yamamoto quote on one of the posters notes, that might have changed the Japanese strategy for WW2.
What will be the prize?
Readers of my age group will remember the Marvel Comics of the 1960s and 1970s with their Stan Lee-penned editorials in the center of the issue. There was always some sort of contest going on and the prize for the winning entry was that most treasured of all rewards:
The No Prize
There is no prize you will ever receive that is more valuable, more treasured than the no prize. There is no achievement so great or so poor that a no prize won’t make better. It’s much better than an atta-boy or atta-girl, because they are condescending and a no prize is not. Seize your chance to earn a no prize of your very own.
Please accept the rest of this as inspiration for your efforts. It came from one of those emails that keeps getting forwarded around the internet. I don’t know who wrote it or where all these poster examples came from. If any readers know, please pipe up in the comments!
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either… The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.
- Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
- I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.
- When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
- A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him ‘Why do you carry a 45?’ The Ranger responded, ‘Because they don’t make a 46.’
- The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm ‘Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?’ ‘No Ma’am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my shotgun.’
- Beware the man who only carries one gun. HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT!!!
But wait, there’s more!
I was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house. I said I did. She said ‘Well I certainly hope it isn’t loaded!’ To which I said, of course it is loaded, it can’t work without bullets!’ She then asked, ‘Are you that afraid of someone evil coming into your house?’ My reply was, â€œNo not at all. I am not afraid of the house catching fire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded tooâ€.