For Michigan, one of the problems that persists year after year is the heavily left/liberal leaning voting block in the southeastern part of the state. I hesitate to make generalizations on the “typical” voting nature of highly populated urban areas, but this particular zone consistently elects entitlement promising, excuse making panderers who do little more than raise taxes and produce even more need.
Where have we gone wrong? How can a message which consistently produces more misery than relief win out over reasoned thought and ideals? How can Voters in Detroit put up with the corruption in their elected officers, and still claim it is the best way? Perhaps it is the investment they have in what they think is right… …or wrong. We all dislike being wrong, but how do we reconcile our mistaken preconceptions?
Logical reasoning and point by point examination of historical precedent and results.
I personally have been known to name call when I felt aggrieved by the target of my words. However, even then, I recognized I only satisfied my own need to strike out. I solved little.. if nothing. Maybe some others who think like I do might have enjoyed my outbursts, but these weren’t people I needed to convince.
Detroit, and it’s surrounding urban landscape is in need of the most dire renovation of thought. It’s political distance from many of us is not overshadowed by our geographical distance to be sure. What we need is an understanding of: WHY the left is able to convince voters in these areas to support them. Why they continue to support the very functions of our state government which threatens the fewer and fewer jobs that are available in these urban centers. When we understand what makes the flawed ideals of left/liberal/socialism palatable to the people, we may then have an opportunity to present the logical alternative of strong families, less government, and a prosperous Michigan.
I would like to take this point to present a series of comments back and forth derived from Akindele’s blog. this has been an ongoing exchange for a few days. In it, I become a little POINTED.. It is hard not to. My question, if there can be an answer, is: How do we reach through this thinking? Am I assuming this is typical thought for some in urban centers?