My Spanish golf buddy and I were driving through a tony part of Maryland yesterday and talking about cultural issues migrants face in the USA. As we sat at some traffic lights, we could see the bumper the car adjacent: it had a sticker ‘Guns save lives!’ We both thought this was not the kind of thing we’d see in Spain or Jamaica. Our political cultures are not comfortable with such forms of PDAs–political displays of aggression.

Funnily, in the evening, as I was strolling with friends after dinner, I noticed another such display. 

Clearly, the USA accepted such displays as part of their freedoms, yet other democratic places are more ready to hold back.