A reader notes the rear window decal that adorns the Ouachita County sheriff’s fleet. I’m aware of a long-simmering movement to plaster the national motto (itself a 1950s response to godless communism) on public buildings, but this is my first occasion to see it on public rolling stock.

Is it an establishment clause violation? If somebody complained, would brush arbor evangelists rock Camden town hall meetings with fiery defenses of He who needs no defense? Sigh. It makes my head hurt to think about it.


I think I’ll leave it by noting that John Prine once wrote a good song about plastic decals and entry to heaven.