Sign Company Owner Alleges Conspiracy

Bryan Hix, Harrison Daily, December 20, 2013

When a controversial billboard was installed at the intersection of the Harrison bypass and Vine Street in mid-October, the public response was as swift as it was varied.

For several days following the billboard’s unveiling, Harrison Sign Company owner Claude West, whose company leased the advertising space, fielded calls from people across the United States. At the time, West said that the number of callers who contacted him to complain about the sign was offset by an equal number offering support.

In a press release issued Wednesday, Dec. 18, West said he now believes he and his business have been targeted for facilitating free speech and standing up for First Amendment protections contained in the U.S. Constitution. {snip}

West’s press release read as follows:

I am the business owner of Harrison Sign Company located in Harrison, Arkansas and at the center of a nationwide controversy due to my acceptance of a customer representing a group of local businessmen, who wished to acquire my services. The sign, which was proposed and subsequently placed on a large billboard on U.S. Highway 62-65 North, read, ‘Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White.’

I feel that I have suffered extreme harm for my insistence that it is my right to facilitate the use of the United States Constitution’s First Amendment protections.

I am requesting legal assistance from the American Civil Liberties Union and seek legal remedies against the mayor’s office of the city of Harrison and the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce. Both entities are fully or partially taxpayer funded and not at liberty to use their official capacity to denounce my protected First Amendment rights.

I believe a conspiracy was entered into by the city of Harrison and the HRCC to bring about economic hardship to me personally and to my business unless I only supported the First Amendment rights of customers they personally and collectively agreed with. There are numerous evidences including, but not limited to, the mayor’s office telling area residents, via websites and phone, to call us and complain.”

The following was taken directly from the city’s official website: ‘We are doing our best to persuade its removal, but we may need your help. This was purchased through Harrison’s Sign Company, so if you would like to see this removed, call them at 741-5267 to complain.’

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  • John Smith

    I love it.

    A sledgehammer of truth delivered for XMAS.

    As the brothas say…”BAM” !

  • Puggg

    I don’t think this is a first amendment issue. I think it’s as the billboard said an anti-white issue.

    • MBlanc46

      You’re right, Puggg, but if wants to elicit any public support, he has to frame it as a First Amendment issue. Perhaps the day will come when we can directly fight anti-white prejudice, but that day isn’t here yet.

    • seapeaMP

      Of course it’s a free speech issue. Anti-whitism depends on stifling healthy, pro-white speech. Our ability to END WHIITE GENOCIDE starts with being able to openly talk about “White GENOcide.” No free speech, no end to anti-whitism, no end to White genocide.

      We either have free speech in this country or we don’t.
      We either have free speech in this country or we don’t.
      We either have free speech in this country or we don’t.

  • Alexandra1973

    He’s asking the ACLU for help?

    I wonder what’ll come of that!

    • Spartacus

      They’ll sue him for being a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews .

      • seapeaMP

        Nice use of a mantraism.

        If diversity is so wonderful, why does ONLY one race have to practice it?

      • Mark

        It’s a great opportunity to increase the number once again. They will make it “naziwhowantstokillsevenmillionjews”.

        • Spartacus

          Nah, I don’t think so. They seem to really like that 6.000.000 figure:

    • M.

      Well, they did stand up for NAMBLA once, so this shouldn’t be too hard.

      • Lagerstrom

        I’m quite sure that the ACLU prefers perverts of all sorts to ‘racists’.

        • Brian

          They’ve defended the free-speech rights of Klansmen before, to prove their come-one-come-all bona fides I guess.

      • 1stworlder

        They had a self interest in that case.

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      He should have sought help from the SPLC or the ADL, famous “human rights” organizations…

  • The mantra …..

  • Anna Tree

    He is and was very brave and I feel for him and I want more people to ask for his services.

    Churchill said “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

    • Sick of it

      Wow, talk about an accurate vision of our future.

    • bilderbuster

      Churchill is one of the greatest race traitors of history.

    • Randall Ward

      Do yourself a favor and stay away from Churchill’s writtings. He was a warmonger and a drunk. He could talk and write, does that remind you of anyone? How about the MSM and their lies. Almost everything Chruchill did was bad for the country of GB. He was the one that insisted on war with Germany, which was a huge mistake. GB should have stayed out of WWI and WWII. The USSR was the real enemy of the world. The lies told in the USA to make Americans believe the Germans were the devil caused an untold amount of harm to the USA and millions of good Germans.

      • dukem1

        How, exactly could the Brits have avoided WWll?
        Hitler wanted to conquer Europe except for the British isles?
        You are certainly entitled to an opinion that the West would be in better shape had the nazis prevailed, but Sir Winston saw what was in store for his homeland and was quite successful in rallying his fellow citizens to oppose the Germans.
        Would that such a voice were heard in the USA today.

        • Randall Ward

          Hitler did not want a war with GB at any time. Hitler tried over and over to keep peace between GB and Germany.
          GB could have avoided a war with Germany the same way they had avoided a war in the previous 350 years. By minding their own business. Then there would be no war.
          Churchill could not stand the thought of Germany being the power in Western Europe, it was a macho thing. You would have to read the previous 400 years of history of Europe to understand what was going on in Europe in 1930-1945. If you have only read the USA history books on Germany, then you have been greatly misled. Only now is the truth coming out. A good new book is “Iron Kingdom” about the history of Prussia.
          Hitler did conquer Europe, except GB. It was a done deal. But the USSR was getting ready to war with Germany, and Hitler attacked the USSR. The Axis would probably have defeated USSR if GB and USA did not enter the war. Germany would have been much easier to deal with than the USSR, which wanted to run the entire world.
          Of course Germany runs Europe today anyway, with money and GB is broke. All that war for nothing.

          • Anna Tree

            I presume you are not of English or Russian descent. An English or a Russian could have use the very arguments you are using, but from their perspective.

            The problem is that all those white groups didn’t understand that they are a big family. The problem is that all those white groups still don’t understand this.

          • Randall Ward

            They understood it very well. The worst wars are civil wars, which WWI and WWII really were. The rulers of most European countries were actual relatives or married relatives until after WWI. But this has nothing to do with your first statement.
            But you may be saying that white nations should not fight each other. I do agree with that.

          • Anna Tree

            Yes, that is what I mean.
            I still think the European rulers didn’t understand and they still don’t. I think only racialists can understand how those wars were catastrophic.

            Yes indeed most European monarchs are from Germanic descent.

            By the way, I think only a racialist EU could work. I think the most fundamental unity is the race, or should be.

  • IstvanIN

    Bravo Mr. West.

  • LeGrandDerangement

    This is, on a smaller scale, akin to the U. S. Dept of “Justice” shipping its operatives to Sanford FL during the Zimmerman trial to assist in the anticipated demonstrations.

  • Reverend Bacon

    There are instances where the ACLU has been on the side of free speech, regardless of its content. For example, they defended the rights of Nazis to march in the midwest several decades ago.

    I hope they choose correctly here.

    • Alexandra1973

      Yeah, several *decades.*

      The ACLU does have its uses, though. My dad enlisted their help when the local post office didn’t want to have handicapped access. Now that I can sympathize with, since I was born with a club foot, have had to have surgeries, and it’s not easy getting around on crutches or even a wheelchair.

      I too hope they actually stand for free speech, rather than the usual left-wing agenda.

      • dukem1

        Yeah, right. The whole country is going to hell in a hand-basket but you’ve got a lovely ramp to go to the post office.
        Good grief!!

    • William_JD

      They weren’t Nazis — the leader of the “Nazis” was Jewish. The ACLU probably backed the group’s rights because the group was a ridiculous clown show that made pro-Whites look bad.

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      That “Nazi” march in Skokie was a PSY OP, to draw attention to the Holocaust. Its leader Frank Collin’s real name was Cohen, who was later on caught for paedophilia. It was all a set up conducted by three parties 1) the “Nazis”, 2) ACLU, 3) the press, all working together. ACLU will never work for real white nationalists.

  • Jkjljmt_Pqprpstt

    The mayor is his competition:

    “It should also be noted that the mayor of Harrison is the owner of a billboard sign company and represents a competitor in the area which furthers the possibility that he is using his office to bring harm to my enterprise.

  • bigone4u

    Arkansas elected the loathsome Bill Clinton and his shrew to the Governor’s mansion twice. All of the garbage, White Water, Hillary’s $100K jackpot, drug dealings, etc. surrounding those two pieces of excrement tells me that something is rotten in Arkansas. I sought the help of the ACLU once and never heard back from them. Lots of luck to this fellow in his battle for freedom of speech in the former USA.

  • Strike_Team

    If more and more whites did this, it would begin a sea change. If whites en masse began to speak the truth, imagine how things could change. Yes, confrontation would ensue, but if push came to shove, our masters would back off a long way. They won’t back off completely until they suffer a collective broken nose and a few missing teeth, but it would be a start.

    • A Freespeechzone

      We still outnumber them for now….

      Now is the time to stop being cowardly and literally ‘take a stand’ for the First Amendment and Freedom of Speech–and Truth.

      It will be ugly, but, unless there is a strong push back, the forced acceptance will succeed in muting us. Our Forefathers are watching–our Posterity is depending upon us.

      No Apologies.

    • Anna Tree

      Indeed, I wish the same mass support for Claude West as there is for Phil Robertson. The leftists and non-whites will destroy a stand alone white, but they can’t if he is not alone. Moreover if we all stand together! Then we will get our white countries back.

      • ms_anthro

        Perhaps we should pool our resources and buy more signs directly from him. I can contribute a modest sum. Anyone else? We could call it the Renaissance Group and buy pro-White signage on a regular basis. Then perhaps Mr. West can expand his business and keep getting the message out that we are in a fight for our own survival against a very well-funded, very powerful enemy with roots in every White country in the world.

        • Anna Tree

          I found the company’s information, I will donate directly unless a group of Amreners wants to donate or buy a sign together. I am not sure if the owner is willing to put his neck out again, maybe a freedom of speech and association message would be the best.

          –We should ask ACLU to participate LOL

  • ssviking

    Think if this sign said “diversity is our strength” or “no race but the human race” they would ask to take it down? Yeah me neither

  • WR_the_realist

    Years back Craig Nelson, creator of Project USA, put up a billboard in Queens saying that immigration was going to double our population and that wasn’t right. There wasn’t anything racial about it at all. But the usual liberal politicians were outraged so the billboard company was informed that its billboard violated some zoning requirement. When the billboard company took down the Project USA message and put up a Spanish language ad for toothpaste suddenly the billboard was back in compliance with code. Craig Nelson tried to enlist the aid of the ACLU to sue the city for its violation of his free speech rights. The ACLU refused to take the case, saying that it would interfere with their “immigrants rights” work (I.e., illegal immigrants rights). Nelson sued anyway and eventually won the suit.

    So don’t hold your breath waiting for the Anti Christian Lawyers Union to help a company that put up an explicitly pro-white billboard.

  • KingKenton

    I was passing through Harrison today. The sign is up for all to see. I snapped this photo.