Texas Billboard: Liberals, Keep Driving 'Until You Have Left Our Great State'

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A Texas billboard’s divisive political message has ruffled feathers within the rural area where it was displayed and around the country.

As The Hill reported, Facebook user Kyle Mccallie shared an image of the sign along with his statement of support for its message.

“Liberals Please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS,” the sign says.

Mccallie wrote that he spotted the billboard about six miles east of the small town of Vega.

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“I like it!” he wrote of the political message.

His Facebook message soon began to spread as supporters and opponents alike shared and commented.

The billboard’s message received a thumbs up from fellow conservatives across the county.

“Nebraska needs a sign like that,” one Facebook user wrote.

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Others felt its exclusionary rhetoric was un-American.

“Disgusting,” another commenter wrote. “And you consider yourself a patriot? Bless your little heart.”

Though it was unclear from initial reports who paid for this sign, it was not the first Texas billboard to promote partisan ideals in recent years.

About a year ago, Boerne resident Kyle Courtney commissioned a billboard with his personal message to ABC over its coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, as reported at the time by SBG.

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Courtney’s sign was displayed along Interstate 10 at Buckskin Drive in Boerne and succinctly stated the reason for his public boycott of the network.

“ABC News: I grew up with you,” the sign read. “We are through. The Russians didn’t elect Donald Trump. I did.”

The local businessman provided a statement after his sign gained nationwide attention, explaining that “ABC News was the only channel” his family watched when he was growing up.

After watching the network’s campaign coverage, though, he said he felt it had “lost touch with American and forgotten the working man.”

Courtney not only said that ABC does not “represent our voice anymore,” but also alleged it had been involved in a number of conspiracies he believed were at play during the campaign and beyond in an apparent effort to attack President Donald Trump.

“Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was funded by the Clinton Foundation in close coordination with the media, and now we’re seeing them try to fix what they couldn’t fix during the election,” he said. “They are doing everything they can, night after night, to create narratives and sway people’s direction to impeach Donald Trump.”

At the time, he said he anticipated his billboard message would be displayed for about two months.

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Chris Agee is an American journalist with more than 15 years of experience in a wide range of newsrooms.
Chris Agee is an American journalist with more than 15 years of experience in a variety of newsroom settings. After covering crime and other beats for newspapers and radio stations across the U.S., he served as managing editor at Western Journalism until 2017. He has also been a regular guest and guest host on several syndicated radio programs. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife and son.
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Virginia
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American
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Texas Press Association, Best News Writing - 2012
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Bachelor of Arts, Journalism - Averett University
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Online News Association
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Arizona
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Politics, Entertainment




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