Consider this

We came back to Washington for a visit after a year’s absence and things were decidedly NOT the same.  We were astounded when we took walks in our neighborhood on Capital Hill with the number of houses displaying signs for all to see.  Clearly, Washingtonians want to send a strong message to their neighbors, some of whom are our lawmakers.

”Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions)”

”Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr.

”In this house we believe that black lives matter, women’s rights are human rights, no human is illegal, science is real, love is love, kindness is everything.”

”…a government without newspapers or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate to prefer the latter” – Thomas Jefferson

”Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

”Hate has no home here.”

“Keep our public lands and monuments in public hands.”

”Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. “  – Martin Luther King, Jr.

…and sometimes words aren’t needed for your message.

As 2019 is approaching, many will make resolutions to start the new year off right.  These signs offer a place to start.



November 2018


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18 Responses to Consider this

  1. What encouraging sights 🙂

  2. icelandpenny says:

    Moving, brave — and a welcome sight for those of us living outside your country, looking on with dismay. These signs are the USA that we believe in!

  3. When are you getting your printed T Shirts given that you don’t yet have a front yard?. I suspect the people the signs are targeted at speed by in their tinted glass limo’s – those who don’t need to get the message walk by.

    • Surprisingly, a number of elected officials live in the neighborhood, so they can hardly avoid the signs. When we walked by one house with a sign and snapped a photo, a 12-year old boy was in the yard. He told us the sign would stay up until his family felt the issue was resolved. He seemed cheerily optimistic. Let’s hope they are able to take the sign down soon.

  4. I’ve never seen this before – people puting these sorts of signs up in their front yards. A reminder to people passing by & neighbours of what it is important. Thanks for sharing.

  5. leggypeggy says:

    Wow, those signs are encouraging.

  6. What a great way to get a message across. People must have a lot to say at the moment. I wonder if those in power are listening.

  7. I’m so happy to see so many signs like these in Washington. We live in the Northern Virginia suburbs and though I see signs such as these, I’m sure they’re more concentrated in D.C. 🙂

  8. srday says:

    You must be staying in the same DC neighborhood – possibly the same basement Airbnb that Nick and I’ve stayed in recently – or else these signs are all over the city! Your photos warm the heart.

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  11. plaidcamper says:

    Wonderful post, really lifted my spirits – thank you!

  12. iShorr says:

    Sorry to miss our yearly DC (sign of the) times!

  13. Pat Bean says:

    Thanks for sharing this. You’ve inspired me to put a sign on my apartment door. I like No. 3 especially. .

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