Letter to the Editor: Deeply thankful
BY Roy N. O'Mara, Tulsa
Monday, November 12, 2012
11/12/12 at 2:52 AM
The geography of the popular vote graphic in the Tuesday issue of the Tulsa World showed the Republicans own most of the great American landscape. No wonder these folks are conservative, the same reason for so many Oklahomans, the landscape is a precious asset carved out by the pioneers. If you can see the stars every night, as they did, the chances are you are going to be a Republican and pretty religious.
I still wonder why some areas are Democratic such as the beautiful far northeast and the far eastern Minnesota. Some fabulously beautiful areas - parts of Colorado and New Mexico - are Democratic. That's where the environmentalists and artists live. Just as it's hard to find a liberal farmer, it's hard to find a Republican environmentalist or an artist.
Most of America, the world's third most populous nation, however, lives in the cities and their surroundings with their equally precious domicile assets. It's these metro areas where some of us liberals reside, a little unhappy because we cannot see the stars when we pick up the paper in the early morning.
In any event, I'm deeply thankful for whoever has blessed this magnificent continental America with its red, blue and white areas and its flag. And all the folks who put this paper together when the stars are out but unseen.
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