Red Vs. Blue – Why “Flyover Country” or “Red State” America is Better

(This is part two of two in a series discussing why Red State America is superior to Blue State America.)

In sharp contrast to the politically “Blue” (left-wing/liberal) “Urban Archipelago”, the politically “Red” (constitutional conservative/libertarian) “Flyover America”, our Heartland (and heart) of America, we have: low rates of crime and violence (in spite of high gun ownership); lower taxes and far less wasteful and corrupt spending; less government interference with our lives, liberties and freedoms; more self reliance and less welfare dependence; better public schools with far more orderly, respectful students and safer schools; we unashamedly attend Church, quote the Bible, and openly profess our Christian Faith; we unashamedly “cling to our guns and our religion.” We do not care what President Barack Obama thinks about that. We will keep our guns and our Christianity, Mr. President!

We believe in the sacrament of traditional marriage, and dare anyone to tell us we cannot express that or any other belief protected by the Bill of Rights; we know it is our right as a Christian to refuse to bake a wedding cake for a gay “wedding”; we know a child has a human right to life from the moment of conception, and that illegal immigrants to America have no rights other than the right to be sent back where they came from; we know that the government in Washington, D.C. has usurped far too much illegal power, and has no right to tell us how to live our lives outside the limited powers originally granted under the Constitution.  We also believe we have the responsibility to work for a living, the obligation to support our families, and the right to work without any interference from a labor union.

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red vs blue 2We own a lot of guns, for self defense, for hunting, and to defend ourselves from any agents of a lawless, America-loathing administration in Washington that might try declaring martial law and declaring the Chief Executive “President for Life”. Of course, in elections the vast majority of us vote for conservatives and Republicans, and we believe that Mr. Obama’s election, as President is the single worst thing that has ever happened to our nation.

Personally, I was born and reared in a city of the “Urban Archipelago”, and lived in another city for several years in early adult life.  Most of my adult life has, by choice, been lived in “Flyover Country”. For certain I can attest to feeling very blessed for having been given the opportunity to live the “small-town/rural life in Red State America”. Clearly, it is a sad fact, culturally, politically and religiously, that we have become deeply, if not bitterly, divided, into two different nations; two Americas. There are many, intelligent, reasonable and rational, common-sense Americans, who foresee this nation becoming uncompromisingly divided, Red vs. Blue, against each other, and that resolving that deep and bitter split may well require actions that were unthinkable only a generation ago.

It is a deeply felt belief of this writer, that if such founding fathers of America as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison or George Washington could set foot back on earth in America today, and tour “The Urban Archipelago” and “The Flyover Country”, that there would be no hesitation whatever among them, to choose the latter, “Flyover Country”, as the American Republic they fought so dearly to bequeath to our generation. They would reel back in horror, at the unrecognizable cesspool found in large areas within the former, “Urban Archipelago”.

Clearly, these urban nightmares are modern-day versions of “Babel”, and, in certain places, “Sodom and Gomorrah.”

How will this bitter divide between two Americas be resolved? By the emergence of a new, Constitutional Conservative political movement and/party? By a nationwide citizen revolt, rallying around our original Constitutional Principles and the State’s Rights under the Tenth Amendment? Will our country divide into two separate nations, one Blue, Left-Wing, and decadent, immoral and disintegrating, the other, Red, Constitutionally Conservative, vibrant, growing and alive with individual liberty, freedom, opportunity and Exceptionalism?

If we continue down our present, self-destructive path, with a President, administration and federal court system hell-bent on destroying all of America, and a so-called “Conservative” Congress, which appears unwilling to lift so much as a whimper and a pinky finger to stop this nightmare, then surely some other reasonable and sane alternative future for America must be our imperative. Americans, will all the true Patriots who oppose the direction we are being taken by the current government in Washington, D.C., please stand up and be counted! Constitutional Conservatives, America is ours to lose, or to save. This is a decisive moment in our nation’s history! This is not “Flyover Country”, this is our America! Please, stand up, step forth, and accept your noble call to duty!


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Dale Summitt

Dale Summitt, a passionate writer, public speaker and consultant on public policy, Christian advocacy, education and other issues, is Owner & C.E.O. of Trailblazing America, guardian of America's Christian Faith, Constitution and Bill of Rights, by trailblazing new pathways to Liberty, Justice and Virtue. A veteran career educator and a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian, he is a veteran of the Constitutional Conservative side of the " Culture Wars ", during his long and successful career in teaching and educational leadership in both public and private schools. Battling to preserve morality and high academic standards, Mr. Summitt devoted many years to confronting the dark forces of the radical left who seek to indoctrinate students with liberal and immoral doctrines and threatening to destroy our nation from within.

Mr. Summitt is a " true believer " in the Constitutional principles of limited self-government and the preservation of liberty and freedom enshrined in our Bill of Rights, as well as a firm adherent to a Christian worldview. Believing as a Christian educator and writer that education and intellect is wasted on anyone lacking moral character, he is determined to use his writing abilities to help restore the greatness and Exceptionalism of America and preserve the Judeo-Christian culture that has existed since our nation's founding.

Mr. Summitt resides in a rural area of the beautiful Hill Country of Central Texas with his loving wife and family. He is constructing a new website and will soon be back online at

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