Or else you risk rolled eyes, condescending comments and my personal favorite- the 'look'- the one that says more clearly than ever that you are just some kind of imbecile that needs to be re-educated and indoctrinated into true understanding. Surely then you wouldn't actually attempt to have an other than liberal belief system, or at least would have the decency not to voice it.
So imagine my complete and utter surprise when the other night I pulled into a parking space right between two Toyota Prius vehicles- you know the official vehicle of the northwest that clearly shows your left leaning superiority. The vehicle that comes standard with an I heart Obamacare bumper sticker and also signifies that anyone who isn't driving said vehicle is obviously looking to slash and burn all forests and feed your children straight coal for breakfast. (Never mind that electricity comes from coal. Don't look behind that curtain.)
Now around here pulling into a parking space between two Prius cars is not all that unusual. They are very popular vehicles in these parts. No, the thing that was really, truly weird is that the place I was parking at was a gun range. (I know, I know. I'm stereotyping. But tell me you've ever seen a Prius with an NRA sticker and I'll ask for photographic proof.)
We Americans may not be able to come to any agreement on global warming, but it looks like the 2nd Amendment has some pretty universal appeal.
Attribution: Howard Chandler Christy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons