I’m going to make some people really pissed off by saying this, but I’m saying it. The reason why most innovation happens on the coasts, where a majority of “blue” states exist, is because smarter people are more progressive. It’s a fact. Just look at the map. More respected Universities exist in more progressive cities. More tech and innovative companies exist in coastal cities. They’ve been exposed to different cultures, ideas, religions, and they realize that the world is not so small.
On the flip side, let’s move to the middle of the country where “conservatives” reign. These places where farmland and less diverse communities exist. These places where the gun and the bible go hand in hand. These people who want smaller government and less regulation, yet dictate upon others who they can marry, who gets gets to choose an abortion, who gets the death penalty. The very hypocrisy of these conservatives…the gun in one hand and the bible in the other. Funny isn’t it?