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RED STATES: Face reality about poor leadership

Letter by Wade O. Baxter, Sumner on May 18, 2010 at 11:15 am | 14 Comments »
May 18, 2010 11:15 am

I find it very humorous that conservatives continue their rants against anything they perceive as liberal thinking and claim that they would be better able to “run” the country.

With a minor bit of Google research I found statistics for the following categories: crime rates/100,000 population, most dangerous states to live in, states with the lowest educational attainment, least healthiest states, states with highest teen pregnancy rates, states with highest divorce rates and most corrupt states.

The statistics show that the top 30 percent of states leading in these categories are predominately “red” (conservative/Republican) states. “Red” state citizens think they can run the United States better than liberals when, in fact, they are unable to take care of their own state’s problems or they wouldn’t be leading in these categories.

When conservatives can correct their own shortcomings, then I’ll be more than interested in what they have to say.

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