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Old 01-13-2010, 03:25 AM
 
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The top 10 best-educated states:

1. Vermont
2. Connecticut
3. Massachusetts
4. New Jersey
5. Maine
6. Minnesota
7. Virginia
8. Wisconsin
9. Montana
10. New York
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:36 AM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Because education is a dumb liberal idea and concept. My tax dollars don't need to go to some communist telling me about why I should share.

[/anticipated Republican response]
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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My hypothesis is this.

In a higher educated state, people will have more money. Generally, people who have a UMC or a LUC income are willing to give up a little bit.

So, with education comes money, with money, comes a willingness to help your fellow man more.

That, and the fact that these states have a very strong "freedom" mentality. The moral legislation that Republicans sometimes back, and the imposition on personal freedoms that 9/11 brought, turn a lot of people off in states like those.
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:49 AM
 
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Default Why do you think the best-educated states generally vote for Democrats?

Broadmindedness.

Look at the difference between Montana and Idaho.

Idaho is Morman.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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My hypothesis is this.

In a higher educated state, people will have more money. Generally, people who have a UMC or a LUC income are willing to give up a little bit.

So, with education comes money, with money, comes a willingness to help your fellow man more.

That, and the fact that these states have a very strong "freedom" mentality. The moral legislation that Republicans sometimes back, and the imposition on personal freedoms that 9/11 brought, turn a lot of people off in states like those.
I live in mass. all those bums think because they went to haarvard that there smarter than everyone else and that their way of life is the only way. Notice most of them are in the biggest hole deficit wise.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I live in mass. all those bums think because they went to haarvard that there smarter than everyone else and that their way of life is the only way. Notice most of them are in the biggest hole deficit wise.
Still, that "haaavard" degree you speak of, usually affords them better employment opportunities and money.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:20 AM
 
Location: between Ath,GR & Mia,FL...
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Because the capitalist theories are not as elaborate & strong as the socialist ones
& the underclass of "intellectuals ",posing as "political scientists","sociologists " etc
are professional socialists...
If we had a class of intellectuals,advocating capitalism with the same passion the religious advocates fight abortion,then politics would be different...
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:24 AM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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I've often wondered the same thing, AUM.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Most universities are very liberal. Thus, the people coming out of these universities will tend to lean more to the liberal side.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:30 AM
 
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Because the capitalist theories are not as elaborate & strong as the socialist ones
& the underclass of "intellectuals ",posing as "political scientists","sociologists " etc
are professional socialists...
If we had a class of intellectuals,advocating capitalism with the same passion the religious advocates fight abortion,then politics would be different...
I'm having a hard time figuring out what you're saying. It sounds like you're saying that intellectuals have brainwashed their states into believing that "socialism" is preferable to capitalism, and of course, you're making the now-common insinuation that Democrats are Socialists, and that Republicans are Capitalists.

Even if that's what you mean, I still don't get it.
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