What do marriage, crime and abortion have in common? Actually, quite a lot if you are seeking the reasons behind our polarized American society.
For quite a number of years the demographers have known how our society is highly polarized when it comes to presidential elections. Red counties tend to believe in responsibility, religion and families. They are typically suburban or rural and usually vote for conservative candidates. Blue counties tend to believe in rights, and may have problems with crime and poverty. They typically have higher population densities and vote for liberal candidates.
This same situation again played out in the recent 2016 Clinton/Trump Presidential election. While there are exceptions, the red counties voting conservative and the blue counties voting liberal tended to fall into the same traditional patterns. What the demographers and researchers want to know is why? Why is it that on one side of the county line you have more income equality but the other side of the county line has rich and poor? Why is it that one side of the county line has more people going to church regularly while the other side of the county line has more crime? Why is it that one side of the county line supports responsibilities and families while the other side of the country line supports rights and abortion? Continue reading →
Editor ProLifeCorner- I am putting this article on as a point of interest. I am not a mathematician and it seems like people on both sides of the fence have plenty of figures to throw out. Read into or out of these figures whatever you want. It is my sincere hope that the reader will come away with a understanding that the electoral college is an very necessary part of our political system. Otherwise large cities would be dictating policy all across our land.
Trump won 98.2% of all of the counties across the U.S.
The founding fathers decided to establish an electoral college because they wanted the states to decide who should be President, and not the cities (where massive voter fraud can more easily take place).
In case your math is bad . . . Trump won 98.2% of all of the counties across the U.S.
Clinton won LESS than 2% of the nation’s counties. That is almost a rounding error.
I knew this to be true, but in my wildest dreams I had no idea how true. Trump won 3,084 , of 3,141 counties in the USA. That’s absolutely incredible !!!Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com – Introduction by Frank J. Munda
Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist from Canada and has over 30 years experience as a journalist. She recently did a piece for the Canada Free Press entitled Praying the ‘God Bless America’ Song.
When I was a young boy growing up in America the song that Judi refers to was made popular by Kate Smith. Many of our young readers today are not familiar with this popular song/prayer. These words were on the lips of many of us who lived through not only the Second World War, but Korea, Vietnam, and the countless other wars in the past.
At the end of Judi’s article I have embedded a film that was made the first time this magnificent song was presented to the public.
A heartfelt thank you to Judi McLeod for doing this piece