Protest signs: sad or funny?

As health care reform is debated in the Congress and the media, more and more protesters are taking to the streets. From town hall meetings to last week’s Tea Party march on Washington, anti-Obama protests are gaining in number and occurrence. While I am thankful that this country promotes free thought and encourages and protects freedom of speech, I am nonetheless saddened by some of the types of signs that have emerged during these gatherings.

Many are racist. Many more are inaccurate. And if they weren’t so ridiculous, some riddled with hilarious misspellings, I’d be even more upset. I am left wondering if the signs are comical or tragic. Or both? See some here, here, and here.