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Old 04-30-2018, 01:25 PM
 
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Only the bottom third of Missouri is dominated by Baptists however. Missouri's two major cities are quite progressive. Oklahoma's archaic liquor laws are mostly due to the influence of the Southern Baptist church on the state government. Oklahoma is also unique in that its cities aren't much more liberal than the rural areas.
Liberal areas can also have crappy liquor laws, such as the entirety of New England.

The two states with the most alcohol freedom are Louisiana (conservative) and Nevada (moderate).
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:44 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Liberal areas can also have crappy liquor laws, such as the entirety of New England.

The two states with the most alcohol freedom are Louisiana (conservative) and Nevada (moderate).
Louisiana probably wouldn't be permissive if it wasn't for the drinking culture in the heavily Catholic southern part of the state, specifically in New Orleans. In fact, northern Louisiana, which is heavily Baptist, has stricter local liquor laws than the south does. Nevada is home to "sin city" so it makes perfect sense that blue laws wouldn't stay on the books there.
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Old 04-30-2018, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Upstate NY? Lots of regulation (not sure if it's because the majority of the people there necessarily want it though) and there are many instances where nothing has changed since the 80s. Hairstyles, mentalities, you name it.
You got it!

The heavy regulation favor tends to come from downstate.
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:46 PM
 
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Louisiana probably wouldn't be permissive if it wasn't for the drinking culture in the heavily Catholic southern part of the state, specifically in New Orleans. In fact, northern Louisiana, which is heavily Baptist, has stricter local liquor laws than the south does. Nevada is home to "sin city" so it makes perfect sense that blue laws wouldn't stay on the books there.
I understand that, but my point was that it's definitely not as simple as liberal vs conservative. Liberal Massachussets has pretty terrible liquor laws, for instance.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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Yeah Oklahoma is pretty much the South on steroids. It makes much of the upper South actually look liberal. Every right-wing religious authoritarian box is checked.
Oklahoma? The South on steroids? Are you saying that even Biloxi, Huntsville, Chattanooga, aren't as right wing as Okie? I thought Okie was the midwest.
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