Coexist 2

Coexist 1

One of these bumper stickers elicits nods of approval from liberals. The other causes them to scream obscenities at children. Can you figure out which is which?

My wife and I own horses that we keep at a local boarding facility. Over the last few years, we’ve had the pleasure of watching a girl, who also boards her horses at the ranch, grow into an impressive, young woman. Sam is one of our closest friends on the ranch. She’s there almost every day feeding horses, turning them out, and helping with lessons; especially with the youngest students. She’s talked about joining the military once she’s graduated high school. She’s probably the most level-headed teenager I’ve ever met.

Sam has a trailer for her horses, so she drives a full-sized pick up. It has a “Coexist” bumper sticker. You’ve probably already guessed that it’s not the one on the top.

Now I can understand that Sam’s bumper sticker might cause a few liberals to get a case of the tight jaws. I’d also expect that they’d remember the message conveyed by their version of the sticker and just “coexist” with people like Sam. But as it turns out, “coexist” doesn’t mean the same thing to them that it does to the rest of us.

Sam was driving her truck a few weeks ago and had a man pulled up next to her and motioned to get her attention. This guy had his own small children in the car with him. Sam rolled down the window to see what he wanted. (She thought that perhaps something was wrong with her truck.) Instead, he starts cursing at her, calling her a murderer, and calling her a c**t. Keep in mind that he’s screaming at and threatening a teenager. And, he’s doing this with his own children in the car right next to him. (One can only hope that one of the kids asked later on that day: “Mommy, what’s a c**t?”. That would have made for a fun dinner conversation!)

So how’s that for coexistence?

When liberals talk about “coexistence”, they don’t mean with people like you. They mean coexisting with people who think what they think and believe what they believe. When they talk about diversity, they don’t mean a diversity of opinion. They expect you to march in lock step with them and toe the party line. “The nail that sticks up gets hammered down.”

For gun owners, this means that their idea of “reasonable gun laws” are anything but reasonable. “Reasonable” implies compromise and they’re not ones to compromise. There is no point where they will announce that we now have enough gun control laws.

If they can’t tolerate a bumper sticker on a young girl’s truck, what makes you think that they’d ever tolerate you owning a firearm?