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Old 02-14-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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Yes, we're disagreeing in our interpretation of the word "liberal".

I define the term completely in its social context, not in any economic context. For example, I define myself as a social liberal, but I am a fiscal conservative. So I have not been comfortable in places which have high taxation and public spending combined with a general intolerance towards a variety of types of people and belief systems.

Others will have a different point of view.

It all comes down to defining terms, doesn't it?
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Rural parts of OR and WA west of the Cascades

Western Mass

Parts of Maine

Most of Vermont
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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Amish country.

US can still be & remain that way....

BUT you will have to vote, and vote well against that candidate that may take it all away with a "big" government!
Big government & tax = not "free" living (tied to pay whatever someone else dictates), NOT LIBERAL!!!
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Yes, we're disagreeing in our interpretation of the word "liberal".

I define the term completely in its social context, not in any economic context. For example, I define myself as a social liberal, but I am a fiscal conservative. So I have not been comfortable in places which have high taxation and public spending combined with a general intolerance towards a variety of types of people and belief systems.

Others will have a different point of view.

It all comes down to defining terms, doesn't it?
Ah..that's me too. Fiscally conservative but socially liberal.
I'm having no problem living here in Texas in a rural town about 1/2 hour from College Station. It's live and let live as far as the people behave and the state is pretty fiscally conservative.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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If "liberal" means tolerant and accepting of other persons' life style choices, there are no more liberal places than farming country anywhere across the US. Farm families know hardship and accept the unconventional, far better than the limo and doorman set of NYC's upper east and west sides, or the academic enclaves of college towns.

If "liberal" means "progressive" in the Woodrow Wilson, "the state will do everything for you" . . . "let's pass another spending bill" sense, forget it. You won't find it among hard working rural people.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Petticoat Junction
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If "liberal" means tolerant and accepting of other persons' life style choices, there are no more liberal places than farming country anywhere across the US. Farm families know hardship and accept the unconventional, far better than the limo and doorman set of NYC's upper east and west sides, or the academic enclaves of college towns.

If "liberal" means "progressive" in the Woodrow Wilson, "the state will do everything for you" . . . "let's pass another spending bill" sense, forget it. You won't find it among hard working rural people.
A fine post.


"Liberal" hasn't meant 'tolerant' in this country for about forty years, sad to say.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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A fine post.


"Liberal" hasn't meant 'tolerant' in this country for about forty years, sad to say.
Thanks! I am afraid that today "liberal" has taken an almost opposite meaning.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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Hey guys, we all know in the U.S. that the rural areas are generally quite conservative and urban areas being quite liberal. I am interested in knowing areas that fall out of place. What rural areas in the United States are liberal (socially, economically, or both)?
We certainly don't want you in west Texas. You wouldn't last six months on the High Plains anyway.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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We certainly don't want you in west Texas. You wouldn't last six months on the High Plains anyway.

The same is true in Wyoming. People don't treat liberals as wise saviors so the liberals move. Good riddance.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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The same is true in Wyoming. People don't treat liberals as wise saviors so the liberals move. Good riddance.
Although not here in west Texas, I had a family member raped last night at gun point by these ACLU-protected low-lifes. I don't want any liberal pieces of trash living by me.
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