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Old 05-31-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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I'm confused . You say you want a liberal place because you want open minded. We suggest places and you say no because they don't follow your views. Aren't liberals suppose to accept ALL views??? That is a true liberal. Or do you want a place that just excepts YOUR views??
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:07 PM
 
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Personally I don't consider a "town" to be liberal if you are living in a "conservative/republican" state. The reason being is that the "community doesn't dictate "state law" which is essential to the environment of the community you live in. In other words, state and local laws trump all. It would be very difficult to live in a city with liberal ideals and at the same time feeling the weight of opposition coming from local and state government. Now if the state doesn't care then that's fine but in my experience those situations are very rare.

You're right many liberal communities are very expensive to live in. This leads me to conclude that that liberal artists, hippies and leftist have blended in with mainstream culture and have sold their value system to the American dollar. I don't have a problem with that as everyone's got a choice to live their live how they choose but it would help if values/political titles were more clearly visible.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:13 PM
 
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Liberals do accept all views. They just don't have to agree with them. True liberals as well as republicans have their own value system, ideals, beliefs and live by that. When we look at "liberal states/communities" we're looking at a "value system and lifestyle." If you visit select states/communities you'll see the vast difference in the laws and degrees of tolerance. That's what separates communities based on inherent values. Most liberals share an ideology/way of life just like those that are conservative. I respect all views but there's only select communities I would feel comfortable in and the same would apply to anyone. We go to where we feel most at home. It makes sense.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:31 PM
 
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Well scratch out what you wrote, quote "A city where you can be yourself, thrives on cultural diversity" end of quote.
Because you are looking for a place for YOU to be yourself but NOT others to be themselves. You really don't want "cultural diversity" either. Because "diversity" means many views and you want only your views.

So go into detail what YOU really want in a place. But "diversity" isn't one of them.

Oh, and forget about Austin. NO, no, no. Go to their thread and check it out. If you say "the" in front of a word for a freeway, forget it. You are weird and talked about on the board. Is that liberal to you?
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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I don't know where you got that impression as I never said that. You keep using the term "YOU" in capital letters and it doesn't apply to anything I've said. This isn't about me it's about people in general and what they're seeking. You seem to be confusing cultural diversity and being yourself with "political stances" and ideologies. Do you understand the difference? People value different cultures and have a degree of tolerance towards others. That's diversity within a city. People with opposing values and political beliefs are not going to live comfortably side by side. You really don't have to be a genius to figure this out. Have a good day.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:41 PM
 
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I'm confused . You say you want a liberal place because you want open minded. We suggest places and you say no because they don't follow your views. Aren't liberals suppose to accept ALL views??? That is a true liberal. Or do you want a place that just excepts YOUR views??
Welcome to Madison, Wisconsin! Park your silver PRIUS next to ... the other silver PRIUSes!

Evanston, Illinois: What do you mean you don't shop at Whole Foods?!

I could go on...
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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I know exactly where you're coming from with the Evanston slogan....lol
You really have to live it to know!
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:51 PM
 
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Welcome to Madison, Wisconsin! Park your silver PRIUS next to ... the other silver PRIUSes!

Evanston, Illinois: What do you mean you don't shop at Whole Foods?!

I could go on...
I know what you mean. LOL
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:54 PM
 
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surprised nobody else has mentioned it yet, so i will... providence, RI.
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:01 PM
 
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I agree that the nation's most liberal cities tend to be among the most expensive. I think some of the more liberal areas with a lower cost of living (granted, this is relative) include Madison, Austin, and quite a few college towns like Bloomington (IN), Columbia (MO), Lawrence (KS) and Ann Arbor. These places aren't so liberal that they would ever be accused of doubling for Berkeley or Cambridge, but quite liberal nonetheless and if you're looking for a place that leans heavily liberal but is more affordable, I'd say these college towns and smaller cities are your best bets. Within their respective states, these areas are expensive, but on a nationwide scale, pale in comparison to the coastal liberal meccas like San Francisco, Seattle and New York.
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