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To: central_va
central_va: ""If it wasn’t for the South the USA would be a socialist/communist country by now."

"The statement stands on its own merits, and everyone knows it to be true...
Denying that will make you sound like an idiot."

The USA already is a socialist/communist country, to a larger and larger degree each decade, as our politicians (sadly not all of them Democrats) figure out more and more ways to defeat the Constitution's limitations on the size and power of Federal Government.

Our only consolation used to be that we could at least say, "we are not as socialist/communistic as, say, Russia or China or Western Europe.
But today there are lots of countries all over the world who score higher on the "freedom scale" than we do.

In the latest report we rank #10 in "economic freedom" behind:

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Singapore
  3. Australia
  4. New Zealand
  5. Switzerland
  6. Canada
  7. Chile
  8. Mauritius
  9. Ireland

  10. USA

In addition, another 20 countries score roughly as well as we do, including most of Western Europe.
Point is: we don't have to become much more socialist/communistic to reach the levels of many European Union countries.
We're almost there now.

So I'd suggest that the South's alleged ability to anchor us to Conservatism is perhaps overrated?


29 posted on 04/08/2012 7:00:50 AM PDT by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective....)
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To: BroJoeK

You think like a statist and have no understanding of regional differences and states rights. You are indeed a son of Abraham (Lincoln not the old testament one)

31 posted on 04/08/2012 7:08:55 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BroJoeK; central_va

It’s courteous to post links.

38 posted on 04/08/2012 7:29:09 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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