President Obama is having a rough week. First it was chimp cartoons, now it’s car signs.
Last week, a police officer pulled over Oklahoma City motorist Chip Harrison and confiscated a sign from his vehicle. The officer told Harrison that he has a right to his beliefs, but the Secret Service “could construe this as a threat against President Obama,” according to the incident report just released this morning.
The sign, which read “Abort Obama Not the Unborn,” was returned to Harrison later that day, the report said.
Police spokesman Steve McCool stated this morning that it was a mistake to take the sign and that Oklahoma City residents shouldn’t worry about their 1st Amendment rights. He went on to say that a supervisor “intervened and quickly returned the sign” after Harrison called the police department.
“Obviously, it was not a good decision to confiscate the sign,” McCool said.
Harrison explained to the officers that, in his opinion, the words “Abort Obama” meant to merely impeach him. He even told the police that he doesn’t believe in abortion because he’s a Christian.
Harrison was stopped while driving a white truck on westbound Interstate 44 at SW 119th at 8:45 a.m. on Feb. 12, according to the police report.
”I’m still in contact with a lawyer right now,” Harrison said. “I don’t know what I’m going to do.”
Harrison said he feels his First Amendment rights were violated.