I really hate this damn picture. For one thing, it promotes the unsafe handling of firearms. The only gun that should ever be used to drive nails is a nail-gun. Even worse, it serves as propaganda for the cult of democracy.
The ethos of a republic is conservative, and promotes careful deliberation grounded in the traditions of our fathers. In contrast, the spirit of a democracy, as exemplified by this sign, is anarchic, and encourages "free" citizens to vote for whatever or whomever feels good at the moment.
Notice, the sign says, "vote as you please." It does not say "vote for what is good," or "vote for what is just," or "vote for what is reasonable." Such absolutist sentiments are not welcome in the modern egalitarian West, where everyone's ideas are equally worthy and thus equally worthless.
The relativism espoused on the top part of the sign is especially dangerous when combined with the imperative to VOTE found in block letters on the bottom. It is an idea nearly universally held in Western nations that everyone who is eligible to vote should do so, yet this notion is absurd on its face. Some will insist that they do not really want everyone to vote, but only "informed" voters. In practice, this is a pretty shallow requirement. Barack Obama is an informed voter. Nancy Pelosi is an informed voter. The NARAL board of directors is doubtless composed of informed voters. An informed voter is simply someone who can present some sort of reason for their policy positions and can properly identify which candidates are most closely aligned with those positions. We need good voters, not voters who are merely informed.
A good voter believes in the moral natural law, and acknowledges that just positive law (the law of the state) is nothing more than the limited application of the natural law. A good voter understands the difference between civil rights granted by the state and natural rights derived from human dignity, and understands that there is no natural right to do wrong. A good voter knows that true justice consists not of treating all equally, but in treating everyone equally to the degree that they are equal. A good voter honors his ancestors, and considers the opinions not only of the living, but also of the dead. A good voter understands that by acting as a part of the state, he wields power over the life, liberty, and property of his fellow citizens, and will vote cautiously, careful not to abuse that power. A good voter recognizes that the fundamental unit of society is neither the individual nor the collective, but the family, with which the state must not be allowed to interfere. These are among the most important attributes of a good voter and a good citizen.
There are plenty of citizens who fail to meet this standard and yet are decent people. Such people can do much that is good, but when election time comes around they ought to do their civic duty and stay home.