I saw your statement, “ Republican policies do not cause states to have poor, sparse, non-urbanized, or non-industrial societies. If anything, the reverse is true. These underdeveloped corners of the world tend to have more conservative values, so it is hardly a surprise that Republicans do well electorally in these states.”

And, well, I wrote much the same thing in my article three days ago: “Conservative governance doesn’t cause red states’ worse standards of living, but almost exactly the reverse: worse standards of living in rural areas do generally result in the election of conservative political candidates.”

Good to see I’m not the only one who sees it!

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.