One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State

by James A. Bacon

As Americans sort themselves out geographically by lifestyle affinity, the culture wars can only get worse.

I got a chuckle after the 2004 presidential elections when droves of distraught Demos started applying for Canadian visas rather than live four more years under the oppressive rule of George W. Bush and the yahoos who re-elected him. I also took note, with some sympathy, of gay Virginia couples who talked of decamping to a state where they are more welcome rather than in a Commonwealth that considers them a threat to the institution of marriage. More.


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  1. Anonymous Avatar

    American history of the last 50 years has been marked by the diffusion of homogenous communities into more diverse ones. Whether this trend is reversing or not is up for debate, but if it is, it would result in a population spread that America has gone through before.

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