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Old 06-18-2014, 04:00 AM
 
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I am trying to narrow down potential states and by explaining my political views this would help rule out some.

* I believe in gay marriage. Although heterosexual myself, I believe homosexuals should have the right to marry like anybody else. I do have reservations about forcing the church to perform ceremonies they don't agree with. I am not religious either but believe it should be up to their discrimination whether to same sex marry couples in church.
* Torn over the legalization of marijuana. I have never smoked it, nor do I intend to, but one hand makes me think it should be legalized because of its relative harmlessness compared to other legal substances but on the other hand it is a gateway drug and I have seen many of my college friends mess their lives up by smoking in excess.
* I am against capital punishment to an extent. I believe capital punishment should only be for serious offenders, which it is now right, and terrorists. I am also for harsher sentences for any offense that intended to harm another person.
* I think their should be more gun control. I own a gun and don't want them banned but believe that the current gun regulations aren't doing enough to stop crazies getting hold of them.
* Animal rights are important to me. I am very big on animal rights (ironic considering I support the death penalty for certain humans) and believe that there needs to be drastic improvements in animal welfare laws nationally.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:46 AM
 
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You sound Liberal to me , generally speaking as some states can go either way pick one of these blue states to match your political views.I might add Florida to the blue states.

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Old 06-18-2014, 05:45 AM
 
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I am trying to narrow down potential states and by explaining my political views this would help rule out some.

* I believe in gay marriage. Although heterosexual myself, I believe homosexuals should have the right to marry like anybody else. I do have reservations about forcing the church to perform ceremonies they don't agree with. I am not religious either but believe it should be up to their discrimination whether to same sex marry couples in church.
* Torn over the legalization of marijuana. I have never smoked it, nor do I intend to, but one hand makes me think it should be legalized because of its relative harmlessness compared to other legal substances but on the other hand it is a gateway drug and I have seen many of my college friends mess their lives up by smoking in excess.
* I am against capital punishment to an extent. I believe capital punishment should only be for serious offenders, which it is now right, and terrorists. I am also for harsher sentences for any offense that intended to harm another person.
* I think their should be more gun control. I own a gun and don't want them banned but believe that the current gun regulations aren't doing enough to stop crazies getting hold of them.
* Animal rights are important to me. I am very big on animal rights (ironic considering I support the death penalty for certain humans) and believe that there needs to be drastic improvements in animal welfare laws nationally.
I would recommend Massachusetts or Washington DC/Maryland as your top choices.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:51 AM
 
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New York, Washington State and Oregon come to mind.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:52 AM
 
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Thanks everybody!

The only other make-or-break criteria is the cost. I am of average income and wouldn't be able to afford most nice cities in California for example.

Are there any red states with blue areas?
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:05 AM
 
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Are there any red states with blue areas?
Austin, Texas
St.Louis, Missouri
New Orleans, Louisiana
Atlanta, Georgia
Urban Florida
Half of Colorado
Half of Delaware
Half of New Hampshire
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:24 AM
 
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Thanks everybody!

The only other make-or-break criteria is the cost. I am of average income and wouldn't be able to afford most nice cities in California for example.

Are there any red states with blue areas?
Cities with a lower cost of living and decent job market along with your criteria would point toward places like Denver CO, Columbus OH or Durham NC.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I think you can live comfortably in any state -- nobody will harass you or violate your civil rights, or arbitrarily deny you any basic freedoms, and you will find plenty of similarly-minded friends.

I found it puzzling that you are basically opposed to capital punishment, but yet you seem to want a lot more executions and harsher punishments taking place than what is already the case. There are 14,000 homicides per year in the USA, with only about 1/1,000 resulting in a death sentence. What would you consider a good target number of executions (which you are against to an extent) for those "serious offenders" for whom capital punishment is appropriate?

I think you might have a harder time matching a state to your "logical views", than to your political views.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:51 PM
 
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You could try Atlanta or perhaps Raleigh, NC
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:44 PM
 
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West Coast plus Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico
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