I was inspired to design the Our America shirt series for many reasons such as the escalating face of hate in this country. A country my father served, as many of my friends and family. I watched the recent ban on the seven countries from the United States.
I just kept thinking about how easy it is to be singled out, excluded and then mistreated. Seemingly we have come along way in this country and yet not so far as human beings. It is astounding to think an entire country can be ruled by hate. That a professed Free Country is now under an open dictatorship. That the Rights of All Americans are judged by a few. We are now the majority, the outcast, the different, the dark, the foreigner, the woman, the thinkers and visionaries.
I stand with those who are being persecuted, bullied and exiled. I stand because what happens when that same crooked finger is pointing at you? The Only reason this country is great, it because we have the Right to fight against injustice, prejudice and Malice until something changes.
It cost to much not to stay silent. Silence isn't safety.