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Old 12-05-2019, 12:15 PM
Pantastic is offline
Join Date: Sep 2015
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It is a weird grouping that doesn't make much sense, and the division between rural and urban areas is generally a lot stronger than the difference over these arbitrary geographical regions. Also I have to outright laugh at characterizing the Deep South as a region that "fights against government regulation that threatens individual liberty". The Deep South seceeded in the 1860s precisely because they were worried that the federal government was going to increase individual liberty for blacks, and in the 1960s fought hard the federal government increasing liberties for blacks to do things like ride at the front of the bus, attend school, vote, buy houses, and visit lunch counters. The characteristic stance today is opposed to individual liberties on major issues like marriage (notably gay marriage), abortion, recreational drug use, protection against search and seizure, and limits on police behavior.