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Old 04-27-2018, 03:20 PM
 
Location: DFW
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I'll add such placed to my "avoid" list.

Social Conservativism is fine if it's combined with a Live and Let Live attitude but if the government plays an active role in enforcing it, we have a problem.
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Old 04-27-2018, 03:23 PM
 
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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.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:23 PM
 
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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.
A lot of this will vary depending on the location. It still has Ithaca and many colleges, as well as cities that still attract people from different parts of the country and even world.

This is a pretty tough topic, because these things donít necessarily go hand in hand.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:58 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My daughter tells me MN has lots of regulations. It tends liberal though.
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Old 04-28-2018, 12:18 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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I'll add such placed to my "avoid" list.

Social Conservativism is fine if it's combined with a Live and Let Live attitude but if the government plays an active role in enforcing it, we have a problem.
Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City.

This place is like a de-facto theocracy. I can't really think of anywhere else that's as oppressively right-wing and where the church still has so much power in 2018 as Oklahoma.
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:44 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City.

This place is like a de-facto theocracy. I can't really think of anywhere else that's as oppressively right-wing and where the church still has so much power in 2018 as Oklahoma.
This seems right, along with many other parts of the south. Regulation is okay as long as it adheres to strict Christian values.
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Old 04-28-2018, 03:09 PM
 
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Most of the country is pretty socialist about land use...must have giant amounts of parking!
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:12 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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This seems right, along with many other parts of the south. Regulation is okay as long as it adheres to strict Christian values.
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.
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:28 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Utah. It's the closest to a theocracy you'll get in the USA. The Mormon church is in control.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Utah. It's the closest to a theocracy you'll get in the USA. The Mormon church is in control.
I would say Utah and Oklahoma are very similar in this regard. In Utah itís the Mormon church and in Oklahoma itís the Baptist church. The Mormons at least place a higher value on education than the Baptists.
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