Allen West Says Coexistence Must Go. Florida Republicans Say OK.

In March of 2010 as Allen West campaigned for the Republican nomination in Florida’s 22nd congressional district, he railed against a bumper sticker that angered him greatly:

As I was driving up here today, I saw that bumper sticker that absolutely incenses me. It’s not the Obama bumper sticker. But it’s the bumper sticker that says, ‘CoExist,’ and it has all the little religious symbols on it. And the reason why I get upset, and every time I see one of those bumper stickers, I look at the person inside that is driving. Because that person represents something that would give away our country. Would give away who we are, our rights and freedoms and liberties because they are afraid to stand up and confront that which is the antithesis, anathema of who we are. The liberties that we want to enjoy.

Coexist? GOP nominee for Congress Allen West says NO!The principle of coexistence is central to the foundation of American society. The idea of coexistence is why Americans founded their own government. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution mandates a certain respect by all Americans for one another:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The First Amendment, the first enumerated set of rights for all Americans, is a right to express ideas, to share ideas, to gather together in support for ideas, to press for ideas, even to worship ideas — no matter what the content of those ideas might be. The First Amendment calls for Americans of all sorts of varying ideas to CoExist with one another in a practice of respect and tolerance for difference.

Allen West declared that the very concept of coexistence “absolutely incenses me.”

Tuesday night, Republican voters in Florida’s 22nd district chose Allen West as their nominee for the U.S. Congress by a landslide margin of 77%-23%. He will challenge incumbent Ron Klein, who has not repudiated coexistence yet.

Will a man incensed by the bedrock American idea of coexistence be elected to a seat in Congress?

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on “Allen West Says Coexistence Must Go. Florida Republicans Say OK.
6 Comments on “Allen West Says Coexistence Must Go. Florida Republicans Say OK.
  1. What does Allen West want? Does he want the religions of the world not to coexist, but to battle to the death instead?

  2. Allen West would make a much better congressman then Ron Klein, as he knows how to get results. The man served his country in battle, and achieved a rank of Lt. Cornel. He fought for us in Iraq, and put his life on the line to protect our liberties. Congressional Aid who posted this should be ashamed of the way they have treated him. Allen West knows that you cannot “Coexist” with radical Islam, and those people with those bumper stickers have very little clue as to what “Coexisting” with Islam means. It means a destruction of this country’s values and adaption of Sharia law, all which goes against what this country was founded on. Congressional Aid says “Will a man incensed by the bedrock American idea of coexistence be elected to a seat in Congress?” We already have that in the 22nd with Ron Klein, Allen West would be a much better rep. and actually stand up for American Values.

  3. I had no idea quoting Allen West was tantamount to abusing him.

    You make yourself quite clear. I’ll leave it to others to judge your words and to decide whether they want to cast votes to support your agenda.

  4. Any group (islam) who will kill other people who do not agree with them is Terrorism and NOT a religion. There is no co-existence with murdering terrorist (islam) (don’t even come with the “islam extremest”, the koran (a terrorist guide) supports even killing ones own family members.) Killing those who will not convert is the rule, not an exception.

  5. Which is why the 1 billion Muslims in the world have killed off everyone else, right? I mean, you told me it’s the rule, not the exception, right Randy?

    And do you really mean “any group who will kill other people who do not agree with them” is not a religion? I guess Christianity is not a religion. Check your history book, even that for the last two decades, to find multiple instances of Christian groups killing non-Christians. By your standards, Randy, you can’t build a church in the United States.

    Let’s return to realityland, please, Randy. There are 1 billion Muslims in the world. That’s 1,000,000,000. What percentage of the 1 billion Muslims in the world attacked the United States on September 11, 2001?

    One final question: when did you decide that the Constitution of the United States was a piece of trash?

  6. Pingback: Mitt Romney Glad-Hands with Ally who says there can be No Religious Coexistence | Irregular Times

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