Sheriff's New Welcome Sign Isn't Super Welcoming

Georgia county takes bold stand for political incorrectness
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2015 6:40 PM CST
Updated Nov 26, 2015 1:00 AM CST
Sheriff's New Welcome Sign Isn't Super Welcoming
The new "welcome" sign installed on Tuesday by Sheriff Mike Jolley in Harris County, Georgia.   (D&S Sign Company via AP)

It might be the most unwelcoming welcome sign in America. A six-term Georgia sheriff spent more than $500 of his own money to install a welcome sign outside the Harris County sheriff's office telling anyone who doesn't like the way they do things there to get out, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports. The sign reads: "WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America, and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you…LEAVE!" Sheriff Mike Jolley tells the Ledger-Enquirer he installed the sign to "stir people's belief and patriotism" and to give voice to the "silent majority."

"I spent 20 years in the army to give everyone the right not to agree with it and to voice their opinion if they're not, and that's fine" Jolley tells WLTZ. Since putting the sign up Tuesday, Jolley says he's received a lot of support from the community, including in the form of donations. He plans on using some of the money to put more signs up around the county, the AP reports. Jolley tells the Ledger-Enquirer he's "surprised and humbled" by the reaction to his sign taking a stand for political incorrectness. (More political correctness stories.)

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