Some people think that the Garden State is our state slogan or motto but it’s actually our state nickname.
If you look a little further into New Jersey, it says it right there on our flag of New Jersey.
The New Jersey slogan is actually “liberty and prosperity.”
I don’t have to tell any of you how inaccurate that slogan has become.
Whether you’re a fan of the current gubernatorial administration or not, so many factors have coalesced in recent years, turning this state into one that does not support either the liberty or the prosperity that our slogan extols.
But the most creative people in the world, the ones who really understand what Jersey is about, are the people on Reddit.
Those people eat, sleep, drink, breathe and live in New Jersey every day. I trust them to come up with appropriate New Jersey slogans more than I do any government entity.
So, in light of that, here are the 27 they concocted. Granted, this Reddit thread is five years old, but much to my dismay, and that of these Redditors I’m sure, nothing much has changed since then.
Can you think of any of your own that espouse New Jersey values any better than these?
Number 27 can’t really be considered a slogan since it’s more of a physical gesture, but I had to add it for its aptness:
Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Judi Franco only.
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