why are big cities more liberal

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ducks102, May 17, 2012.

  1. ducks102
    Offline

    ducks102 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +64 / 26 / -0
    I wanna hear your reasons why. What is the main reason ?
  2. 8537
    Offline

    8537 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    7,754
    Likes Received:
    729
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    New England's West Coast
    Ratings:
    +729 / 0 / -0
    Because living in more densely populated areas requires more community decision making with regards to land use and caring for community members.
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,612
    Likes Received:
    4,568
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +4,568 / 0 / -0
    I don't know a 'core' reason, but have suppositions:

    Cities are the location of most immigrants and minorities. These are folks that need help.

    Cities have both the richest and poorest amongst us. Many of the richest really want the poorest to get help and get out of their way. Seriously. They don't want them on the street, certainly not in their parks.

    The tendency to find a sense of anomie in cities. With no connections easily made, one looks for stability from government. Can't rely on your neighbors, you don't know them.
    • Like Like x 1
    Last edited: May 17, 2012
  4. LockeJaw
    Offline

    LockeJaw BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    2,936
    Likes Received:
    232
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mesa, Arizona
    Ratings:
    +232 / 0 / -0
    Because the more crowded a place is, the less individualistic the people are politically. The go-along-to-get-along mentality is a safety mechanism. When you're surrounded by strangers, people tend to not want to rock the boat.

    Just a guess as to one reason.
  5. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,612
    Likes Received:
    4,568
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +4,568 / 0 / -0
    Quite the opposite. Cities are run top down. Smaller suburbs, villages are run bottom up. The people know what they need, just have to figure out how to pay for it. They tend not to run to the federal government on the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd attempt to get something done.
  6. LockeJaw
    Offline

    LockeJaw BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    2,936
    Likes Received:
    232
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mesa, Arizona
    Ratings:
    +232 / 0 / -0
    That's a good point.
  7. 8537
    Offline

    8537 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    7,754
    Likes Received:
    729
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    New England's West Coast
    Ratings:
    +729 / 0 / -0
    you must have missed my point. Let's take zoning and land use planning: Governments in densely populated areas are much more involved in zoning and land use restrictions. That's because people living in more densely populated areas have a greater need for an established set of community norms related to the issue.
  8. starcraftzzz
    Offline

    starcraftzzz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Messages:
    2,263
    Likes Received:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +120 / 0 / -0
    Also living in big cities with more diverse people causes you to meat gay/minority people and realzie that they are not evil beings bent on killing sthateets or whate ever
  9. LockeJaw
    Offline

    LockeJaw BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    2,936
    Likes Received:
    232
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mesa, Arizona
    Ratings:
    +232 / 0 / -0
    WTF is sthateets? How many gays and minorities have you "meat-ed"?
    • Like Like x 2
    Last edited: May 17, 2012
  10. Two Thumbs
    Offline

    Two Thumbs VIP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Messages:
    23,855
    Likes Received:
    4,014
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    Where ever I go, there I am.
    Ratings:
    +4,021 / 2 / -0
    It's easier to warehouse welfare people in tall buildings than it is to spread them over a large region.
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Avatar4321
    Online

    Avatar4321 USMB Mod Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    60,970
    Likes Received:
    6,571
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Ratings:
    +6,591 / 0 / -0
    Because they have successfully destroyed inner city education and families.
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Ernie S.
    Online

    Ernie S. VIP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    24,210
    Likes Received:
    4,448
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Ratings:
    +4,467 / 1 / -0
    The larger the city, the more voting precincts and less chance to be caught voting multiple times.
    • Like Like x 1
  13. LockeJaw
    Offline

    LockeJaw BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    2,936
    Likes Received:
    232
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mesa, Arizona
    Ratings:
    +232 / 0 / -0
    100% correct, Avatar.
  14. The T
    Offline

    The T George S. Patton Party Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    48,031
    Likes Received:
    5,461
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    What USED TO BE A REPUBLIC RUN BY TYRANTS
    Ratings:
    +5,461 / 0 / -0
    They do? Since when? Groupthink shit again? Putting one group over another and thier lives? Rural people count for_________________?

    Pretty damned elitist view Karl.
    Last edited: May 17, 2012
  15. ducks102
    Offline

    ducks102 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +64 / 26 / -0
    more racist whites tend to stay away from minorities so they tend leave the cities to be with more whites
    • Like Like x 1
  16. DontBeStupid
    Offline

    DontBeStupid Look it up!

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    4,463
    Likes Received:
    422
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Ratings:
    +422 / 0 / -0
    I think it's the reverse. People who live outside of cities are more conservative. It makes sense. If your nearest neighbor is half a mile away, it's easy to live your life in a bubble where your only concerns are your concerns.
  17. Soggy in NOLA
    Offline

    Soggy in NOLA VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2009
    Messages:
    22,148
    Likes Received:
    2,617
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Ratings:
    +2,621 / 0 / -0
    How s that the reverse of people in big cities being liberal?

    You're an idiot.

    :cuckoo:
  18. gallantwarrior
    Offline

    gallantwarrior VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Messages:
    14,274
    Likes Received:
    1,363
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    So far in the boonies, I'm not on google street vi
    Ratings:
    +1,370 / 0 / -0
    Got the point...another racist, hating, baiting thread. Thanks, bigot.
    • Like Like x 2
  19. Toro
    Online

    Toro Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Messages:
    33,095
    Likes Received:
    6,126
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    The Big Bend via Riderville
    Ratings:
    +6,159 / 0 / -0
    People with more exposure to those who are different are generally more tolerant.

    Cities have more educated people.

    Those would be my guesses.
  20. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,612
    Likes Received:
    4,568
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +4,568 / 0 / -0
    Actually, the 'people' have little ability to input ideas in the cities, I didn't miss your point. As I said, government including projects are implemented upon the inhabitants.

    In smaller communities, the government body is much more likely to be responding to community ideas, their roll becomes feasibility and affordability. It those two are a go, execution.

Share This Page