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It is fairly common knowledge the former Confederacy considered owning human beings a biblically-supported and constitutional right according to their interpretation of the 10th Amendment. But even after losing the Civil War they persisted in targeting other groups for discrimination with biblical justification. Since their war against America, southern states opposed interracial marriage, women’s right to vote, civil rights, voting rights, women’s right to choose their reproductive health, and recently gay rights. The impetus for their opposition to those rights guaranteed in the Constitution is founded in their religion and since they were prohibited by the Constitution from depriving those groups of their rights, they have taken out their anger on the rest of the population by electing Republicans to Congress who promise to subject every American to conditions red southern state residents live under including poverty, slave wages, sickness and disease, and no hope of ever escaping their chosen lifestyle.

It is difficult for reasonable Americans to comprehend why voters in the South continue electing Republicans that campaign on perpetuating living conditions most Americans consider unacceptable. It is not because they believe all Americans live in poverty and love it, or that they are unaware their miserable plight is unavoidable. Most likely they are willing to live in poverty and ill-health with no chance of escaping because they are angry the rest of the nation will not tolerate their bigotry and hate; their only recourse is electing Republicans to legislate America into one big red state mired in bigotry, religion, guns, and deep poverty.

According to The Department of Agriculture’s measure of poverty, every red state from Arizona to South Carolina has the highest poverty rates in America; between 17.9% and 22.8%. The so-called bible belt is America’s poverty belt including Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina. According to the Children’s Defense Fund, nearly one in four children trapped in Southern red states live in dire poverty and parents of those children elect Republicans to make those despicable statistics uniform across America. Part and parcel of conditions driving the South’s poverty is low wages that voters elect Republicans to perpetuate across America.

Southern states are hostile to organized labor, five states have no state minimum wage, most are “right to work for less” states, and the 10 states with the lowest average incomes are in the former Confederacy including Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, New Mexico, Tennessee, Louisiana, South Carolina and Oklahoma according to the Equality of Economic Opportunity Project. Republicans in Congress promote policies that create poverty across the South and red state voters elect them anyway to subject the entire nation to low wages and the poverty they engender.


The depth of Southern voters’ hatred for other Americans and their own families is evident in their support for Republicans that rejected expanding Medicaid in most of the South. According to a map by the Urban Institute, counties with the most people without healthcare insurance are in the Southern United States and it defies comprehension why voters support Republicans who prevent their children, parents, brothers and sisters from access to healthcare that does not cost states one cent for the first few years and only 10% (at most) thereafter. The same voters avidly oppose the Affordable Care Act that reveals they want tens-of-millions of Americans to suffer the same ill-health and disease they choose for their families.

It is unfathomable that residents in southern red states reject attempts to help them climb out of poverty and sickness, but religion and guns are powerful motivators for people still holding a grudge over being prevented from owning slaves, restricting women’s rights, and discriminating against Americans according to their religious beliefs. It is no coincidence that the poorest Southern states are also the most religious and have the most firearm violence. In fact, the poorest states have the highest incidence of gun violence to go along with some of the highest gun ownership rates that Republicans take advantage of by joining the National Rifle Association fear mongering that President Obama is coming after their guns as fervently as he is coming after their religious liberty.

Many pundits assert the conditions in southern red states are the fault of Republican-dominated legislatures, but without voters electing Republicans and teabaggers to preserve the deplorable conditions southern states would not lead the nation in poverty. Unfortunately, the same people electing Republicans at the state level vote for Republicans in Congress because they promise to oppose Democrats and President Obama’s campaign to disarm Southern state residents’ of their guns and bibles. It is certain that if President Obama and Democrats supported religious-driven bigotry and gun fanaticism, red southern state voters would reciprocate and support policies giving them decent wages, healthcare, and domestic programs to combat poverty. However, since that will never happen they will vote to elect Republicans to Congress to impose their deplorable living conditions on the entire population and spread their real America to every state in the United States.



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JimmyMack commented on Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 10:44 AM

I agree PN. I have stated in other blogs that no adequate gauge exists to measure the depth of hatred within the souls of Southern, Bible thumping, gun totin' Southerners towards Blacks.

Whites won't admit it and Blacks refuse to believe it and Republicans exploit it.

PoliticsNation commented on Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

They will believe it if they sit on their butts and allow the GOP to win both houses. I guarantee when the GOP tears this country apart and steps on the neck of the poor -honey boo boo and Sha-na-na will join forces in 2016!

JimmyMack commented on Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Unfortunately GENERATIONS of Whites visualized and continue to visualize Blacks as Sub-Human. To be worked and BRED to develop strength and endurance. And along with that unfortunate physical misery being thrust upon them, came the inevitable psychic damage they had to endure. For generations!

You don't repair that kind of human damage overnight. No amount of Food Stamps or Cell phones solves that kind of torture.

Racism is not dead and it won't be...for generations to come. It will take trusting baby steps to complete this monstrous marathon of racial repair. We must prevail.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 07:38 AM

As Martin Luther King famously put it:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

shannalat commented on Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 13:32 PM

Do you think maybe the issue is less Republican versus democrat and more a matter of a polarizing political and cultural view point that has been adopted over the last two and a half decades?

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 15:50 PM

I do. But what we have is a stark choice between visions of the political parties. You get past each side trying to "define" the other by examining what they stand for and what they DO. The cultural goals of each side are distinct, and in many cases are OPPOSITES. The people will chose whether they want a society where the standard is a "hand up" or where the standard is a "hand-out." They will also - eventually IMHO - chose whether they want a society where the family unit and a moral compass is at the core, or whether it's "anything goes" and let government solve the problems that government itself creates.

So what that ultimately does is make it a Republican versus Democrat "issue" after all. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, since politics is essentially an ADVERSARIAL process anyway. If it weren't, then there wouldn't be any "winners" or "losers." (They haven't been able to eliminate THAT point yet, but I'm sure they'll try to do it somehow.)

Ronald Reagan said it best: in elections, people ought to vote on whether they are "better off" today than they were at the time of the last election. In the case of the November elections, the people are going to speak on that issue.

"It is difficult for reasonable Americans to comprehend why voters in the South continue electing Republicans that campaign on perpetuating living conditions most Americans consider unacceptable."

When you see how Democrats in the North have wrecked their state economies and their cities, it is not too difficult to see why the GOP continues to win in the South. The people here DON'T WANT TO GO THE SAME WAY.

I don't believe in the inevitability of massive government debt, escalating crime, and a nanny state that thinks it knows it all. When government is given total control, it has proven time and time again that it makes problems WORSE.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 06:39 AM

It is in fact more a matter of a polarizing political and cultural view point that has been adopted over these last two or three decades.

Having said that I also believe that the stage was set for this to happen when the Democrat and Republican parties joined forces to lock out other political parties from having any access to the primary elections.

Our primary elections should be open to any and all political parties by simply allowing a candidate to register with the party of their choice and paying a qualifying fee to that party.

I find very few people who seem to understand this issue.

What we now have is only two parties allowed into the contest.

Therefore it can only be "Republican versus Democrat". That is not a good thing.

shannalat commented on Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 07:54 AM

I agree a two party system is foolish. Unfortunately the United States legislature is set up in such a way that promotes the two party system. We (the citizens) are improperly represented through our votes at the federal level.
I see no problem at all in getting rid of the primary elections altogether. As well as changing the voting system for federal positions from a plurality voting system to change to an Approval voting system.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 08:12 AM

"I see no problem at all in getting rid of the primary elections altogether. As well as changing the voting system for federal positions from a plurality voting system to change to an Approval voting system."

shannalat you are going to have to help me here. I'm not sure what you are proposing but I am very interested
please explain.

I was not proposing that we get rid of primary elections. I was suggesting that we return to allowing any party to enter a candidate in the primary election without the petition process which is now the only way for a third party candidate to be considered.

We might be in agreement but I need to know more of what you speak.

Thank you very much.

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 09:08 AM

I personally think it is time to storm the Bastille. As long as the process remains adversarial between THE TWO parties it will remain a blood sport with only one 'winner.'

Pick one.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 19:25 PM

I can't see any real change to the two-party system in our lifetime. Only if things get SO BAD and the people get SO DISENCHANTED with it will there be change. It looks now like Democrats are happy with what they have and Republicans would like to be happy with what they have. Fragmenting the GOP would only play into the hands of Democrats and their agenda. The rest of the people know this, so I can't see any real expansion of the party system. The "minority parties" would always lose and the Dems would continue to wreck the country.

That's why I think we're stuck with the two.


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