Today I was stuck in traffic behind a person who had a "It's a Child, Not a Choice!" bumper sticker. Um, believe whatever you want....go ahead, I don't really care. But....what's the point of putting that belief on a bumper sticker? Like, are you trying to influence people who are ON THE WAY to the Planned Parenthood Clinic, to maybe stop them from making what you consider to be that fatal decision? This seems to me to be inefficient and almost statistically impossible. I, for instance, was not in the middle of making that sort of decision at that moment, so all that precious "sitting in traffic" time was totally lost on me.
My point is this: if you must put a bumper sticker on your car, what about one that encourages people to be nicer to each other WHILE THEY'RE DRIVING, or something like that. Maybe a "LEARN TO DRIVE BETTER" sticker. But "Save the Whales," while I'm driving, does nothing. It's not like I can actually save any whales right then, and by the time I get to where I'm going, I'm probably going to forget. Even a sticker delcaring your political affiliation is questionable, as there are only a few times per year (at most) when I might actually be driving to a place where I could vote, and thus be influenced by your political philosophies. Meanwhile, you lowered your automobile's value AND got that gummy stuff on your car, and for what? For nothing. I know it's freedom of speech and all, but I'm just sayin'.