Indiana: The Mississippi of the North.
So, do you know how Indiana felt about Bush in 2000? I'll tell you--the vote in Indiana was 57% for Bush, 40% for Gore. So, almost twice as many people disagreed with you as agreed with you.
You have written about separating Indiana from the antebellum states before, but eventually you are just going to have to accept that Indiana is solidly one of those fundamentalist Christian, conservative, xenophobic, homophobic, redneck, gun-toting states (you do know where Ted Nugent chooses to live, right?). If a split happened, Indiana would be more likely to be part of the New Confederacy. Yes, I'd be happy to see those states leave the US too, but you and I would have to move if we wanted to live in the more progressive country they would leave behind.
Face it dude, your home state is anti-progressive, and resolutely determined to stay that way.
The thing is, Indiana fits square in with the group of 'those' states, the ones all the white, conservative fundamentalists. Indiana is right on the front lines of things like anti-immigration policies, voter registration, union-busting, anti-gay rights, all the things you don't like. So, if we split the country along the ideology lines you propose, you would be in the country you don't want. Think about that a bit.
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