Social Darwinism or My Brothers Keeper what strategy works best in the Real World?

My theory is that the states that gave Senator John McCain his biggest margin of victory are the states where Conservative ideas about government are practiced the most at the local level. The States that gave President Obama his biggest margin of victory are the states that practice Lefty ideas the most at the local level.

 

McCain’s biggest margin of victory states   Obama’s biggest margin of victory states

Oklahoma 65.65                                      Hawaii 71.85

Wyoming 64.78                                       Vermont 67.44

Utah 62.58                                               Rhode Island 63.13

Idaho 61.53                                             New York 62.88

Alabama 60.32                                        Delaware 61.94

Alaska 59.42                                          Illinois 61.92

Arkansas 58.72                                       Maryland 61.92

Louisiana 58.56                                       Massachusetts 61.80

Kentucky 57.40                                       California 61.01

Tennessee 56.90                                    Connecticut 60.59

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2008

 

By Conservative ideas I mean Social Darwinism ( Everyone should try to rise themselves up by their bootstraps and those who can’t get left behind). Although as I will show later in another diary that  Conservatives talk a great game but in reality just  want government checks.

 

By Lefty Ideas I mean exactly what that Commie Sandal Wearing long Haired Socialist JC said

 

That Commie Socialist Left Jesus Christ once said

That which you do onto others is that which You do onto Me

 

 

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-25/

 

Now then economic theories are all fun to argue about but how do these theories work in the Real World?

Now then how do these states rate as far as income?

States ranked by median household income

45 Oklahoma Red  $41,664           5 Hawaii Blue $64,098

19 Wyoming Red $52,664              20 Vermont Blue $51,618

14 Utah Red $55,117                     16 Rhode Island Blue $54,119

37 Idaho Red $44,926                    15 New York Blue $54,659

46 Alabama Red $40,489               10 Delaware Blue $56,860

4 Alaska Red $66,953                     17 Illinois Blue $53,966

48 Arkansas Red $37,823               1 Maryland Blue $69,272

41 Louisiana Red $42,492               6 Massachusetts Blue $64,081

47 Kentucky Red $40,072                9 California Blue $58,931

44 Tennessee Red $41,725              3 Connecticut Blue $67,034

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_income

 

Notice the top ten Red States have 6 members in the 10 lowest median household income club and one member of the top ten highest median household income club.

 

The top ten blue states however have 5 members in the top ten highest median household income club and no members in the 10 lowest median household income club.

 

Conclusion helping your neighbor is actually helping yourself in the long run. This is a fact that JC should have mentioned in the Bible. But it takes Science and Statistics for us to prove why we should help each other as the Bible says.

It should be noted that while Social Darwinism claims that it is a science there is no Real World proof that it works quite the contrary.

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