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Old 04-28-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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Not true at all. There are many indigenous progressives here in east TN. I'm among them. .
Having moved and traveled a bit for career reasons, I've come to believe that one is better off being a "Progressive" in a state in which they are a minority unless they make a much higher than average income for the area.

I live in what is considered one of the most progressive states in the US, a state that hasn't discovered a tax or regulation it doesn't feel the need to impose upon it citizenry.

That comes with a huge monetary price tag.

Fortunately I can afford it but the fact is it's a hardship for many from a standard of living standpoint.

It's also causing many to flee, and not because it isn't progressive enough.

Just beware of any progressive activist types that leave their home states and move to yours. Not much room for "live and let live" or "you do your thing but leave me the hell alone" from a social/political viewpoint.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Just beware of any progressive activist types that leave their home states and move to yours. Not much room for "live and let live" from a social/political standpoint.
I agree. That's why I like it here. I'm very moderate. No matter the side of the aisle, you go too far and the next thing you know someone IS trying to tell you how to live. True, no matter what anyone claims or thinks.

I'd drag out examples but then it starts sounding like the political forum, a place I try to avoid. I don't like strife, another reason I like it here. I am referring to the Knoxville forum and the area.

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Old 04-28-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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I think 'progressive' has somehow become tied to overtaxation and overregulation. To me, that's anti-progressive. But I'm very, very progressive in most ways. Still, when I lived in Knoxville, that was fine, as long as I didn't try to lord my views over everyone else. Like hik said, moderation is the key.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Moving to Knoxville someday...
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I think 'progressive' has somehow become tied to overtaxation and overregulation. To me, that's anti-progressive. But I'm very, very progressive in most ways. Still, when I lived in Knoxville, that was fine, as long as I didn't try to lord my views over everyone else. Like hik said, moderation is the key.
What do you think the Progressive movement is progressing toward, if not big government and higher taxes?
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:00 AM
 
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I find it strange that you lean toward Buddhism and are a progressive. I being of the Buddhist nature, am a Libertarian. Which like Buddhism is of the self reliance belief. One is responsible for one self. My understanding of progressives it the governments responsibility to take care of people, i.e. it's not their fault. But maybe I miss understood the meaning.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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The short answer, is "not in my experience" The area is ok, I think, if you are an adult. Generally, the adults will WANT you to go to church with them, and you will know that they think you should, but they will not be hateful about it. HOWEVER, if you have children, who will go to the public school system, and who are not mainstream - expect them to have problems. Expect them to be taught that there is only one way to do things and only one 'right' thing to believe. and expect the children they attend school with to be Very vocal in those opinions. Parents might keep their opinions to themselves...but kids do not.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Hmmm. My non-mainstream daughter does fine in the public school system.

I find it interesting that the majority of the recent slams at liberals are actually written by folks that either just moved here or haven't even moved here, yet. I think it speaks volumes about the natives of TN. Also take it as a word of warning. The locals don't like to see strife like this.
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