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Letter: The color is incidental to the message

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The impression that this criticism, “Ugly Yellow Signs” (March 10 Poetic Reflections) has made on a number of Mathews residents is reminiscent of someone attempting to hide the hand that casts the stone, the reference to citing the color as having engendered his ire strikes this reader as a disingenuous effort to demean the message. Might the writer be reminded that road signs involved in safe driving are also in the color yellow? This particular shade of yellow is also often referred to as safety yellow; its use is commonplace throughout this country. If safety yellow is the cause of such ire, the writer should try to become more tolerant of road signs that portray a message of safety; the color is incidental to the message.

To call the signs unpatriotic is about as absurd as describing them as purple in color. The admonitions and thought-provoking messages typically have been reminders of constitutional principles and Biblical truths. Those peop...

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