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Link: http://cafehayek.typepad.com/hayek/2004/11/the_best_redsta.html

The Rundown: Don Boudreaux, a holder of predominently "blue state" values, admires one "red state" value; suspicion of centralized authority. For decades, liberals have used the growing power of the federal government to impose a progressive social agenda on the unwashed masses of the South and the Heartland who did not want to be dragged to a higher level of moral development. Now that the federal government has grown more powerful than ever and has shifted to using that power to impose a "red state" cultural agenda, champions of the "blue state" mentality are growing worried.

Excerpt:
...centralization of power surely must seem less appealing to modern “liberals.”

They are right to be worried. Red-state values differ in many important ways from blue-state values. And just as the blue-staters were oh-so-certain of the righteousness of their cause that they didn’t hesitate to use central government to impose their values when they could, so, too, are the red-staters certain of the righteousness of their cause. They’ll likely not hesitate to do their own imposing.

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