Data shows you are more likely to be shot in a Republican state
By Gracie Lou
However, states run by Republicans can’t make the same claim.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Hawaii’s gun death rate is 3.6 per 100,000 people, but Rhode Island is close at 4.7.
Topping off the list is Alaska, where for every 100,000 people, 23.4 of them were shot to death. Louisiana comes in second with 20.4.
Less educated people live in red states because they vote for Republicans, who then implement policies that do not benefit the poor.
On paper, it seems that Republican voters simply can’t connect the dots, at least economically.
But that leaves out the social issues that seem to get them into voting booths. These people might really believe that making abortion illegal and creating transgender bathroom laws are more important than having universal healthcare and fully-funded Pell grants.
This is where a different kind of education comes in. If Democrats took their progressive message to red state voters and pounded it into their heads the same way right-wing ideologues do with their Bible-thumping psycho-babble, more people might just stop voting to stay poor. And that really would make America great.
Author Gracie Lou is a political junkie, animal rights advocate, and award-winning writer. She believes that if people can stand on line to buy junk food, they can stand on line to vote.