[quote="Colorad007, post:1, topic:308115"]
I live in a so-called "swing state," but in an area that is more liberal than conservative. That extends not only to key "social" issues like marriage and abortion, but also to lifestyles, values, attitudes, etc. The country as a whole seems to be growing increasingly liberal, and even same-sex marriage seems like a real possibility this year depending on the Court's ruling. So, do you live in a "blue" state? How do you do it without getting really discouraged, feeling overwhelmed, etc.? Would you move to a more conservative state if you had the choice?
My wife and I are currently considering the possibility of a move to, for example, Texas, a state where the governor today stated that he'd dedicate the next legislative session to protecting life. If the professional opportunity pans out, it's hard to resist the temptation of living in a place like that.
How do you live a full, passionate Catholic life in a blue state? Does the liberal suroundings bother you?
Thanks for your thoughts.
I was born in a blue state, New Mexico. I live on the NM/Tex border now. Texas is a great place to live if you are healthy, young and employed in the Oil Bussiness, and Southern Baptist or "non-denominational".
Texas is not so great if you are disabled, had a stroke, or other dissbillity.
Mr Perry has chipped away at medicaid a great deal.
I wish that Mr Perry cared more about all life as well as the pre-born. IMHO once you are born you are to a great extent on your own.
I have a lot in common with Perry, ranch raised that got money from oil.
The huge difference is that I am not Baptist.. I am Eastern Rite but all my ancestors were Baptist or church of Christ.
Texas has a low tolerance for diversity, everyone in this county has the same type religion, wears the same clothing, and listens to the same music on the one radio station.
If you are not anglo, or if you are Catholic, you just don't count in this part (west) of Texas at all.
If you want to sink into the herd mentality, you have it made.