America has reached a point where the level of division is impossible to ignore. States have rapidly been shifting towards becoming either more liberal or more conservative and a closer look at the makeup of their state legislatures tells us which states have shifted the furthest to either side.
Some of the fiercest liberal states, like California and New York, are not very surprising and have been this way for quite some time .
Others, meanwhile, might shock you.
Massachusetts is actually the most liberal, voting conservative only 15 percent of the time and New Jersey which used to be rather conservative, have suddenly shifted far-left and embraced the failed Democrat policies which destroyed their border state New York.
As for the conservative states, Alabama is – as it has been for quite some time – deeply red with lawmakers in the state voting with a conservative position 74 percent of the time. Other red states like Tennessee and Indiana didn’t trail far behind.
The source for this list, the Center for Legislative Accountability, concluded that overall the nation is more polarized than ever before.
In total, the 3,906 Republican state lawmakers in the U.S. voted conservative 80.8 percent of time while the 3,223 Democratic state lawmakers voted conservative just 15.9 percent of the time.
All of these percentages, meanwhile are up year over year, suggesting the polarization continues to worsen.
To see the complete list of the most liberal and conservative states across America, watch the video here.
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Some of these states would reflect conservatism if they weren’t drowning in big cities. Currently, America’s 4th, 7th, 9th and 11th largest cities are in Texas (Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin).
They’ll never admit it but these cities are liberal because residents vote for entitlements. They care little about what’s good for the nation. Large numbers are young, poorly educated and believe the government owes them.
A job must pay substantially more than the sum of all the entitlements collected by one person. Additionally, many of these collectors supplement their incomes with criminal activity, drugs being one of the primary sources.
I’ve suggested that our once great nation be divided into two nations. The new nation would consist of the United Cities of America (UCA) based on Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The other would be what remains outside these cities.
They’d compete but share the military, roads and other infrastructure. They would not make war against each other. They would be allowed to travel and interact outside their resident cities or states.
I believe working UCA residents quickly would change their minds or relocate when forced to fund so many entitlement collectors.