The title has absolutely nothing to do with the War between the States and secession. The divine inspiration and wisdom is gleaned from a much earlier time, around 2,000 years ago. Please read and meditate on this here. More comfort and awareness is found from this than any punditry by Michael Barone, Jay Cost, Sean Trende, and definitely Dick Morris. It’s not clear what happens with the eventual fall, but we have the time now to reflect on where we choose to live before the collapse occurs.
Below are a collection of data in table form that show where the divisions and cracks exist between different states. The final table reflects the pluses and minuses from the previous tables to rank the top 12 and the bottom 12 States to live in for those of us who believe moral and religious people are essential for a constitutional republic. Conversely, for those people who put their faith in a big government to keep religious faith hidden from view, and to provide benefits and decision making for them, then the bottom 12 States are for them.
This first table ranks the States on church attendance. Being ranked a Top State is a plus and being ranked a Bottom State is a minus.
|Rank||Top 10 States Church Attendance||Bottom 10 States Church Attendance|
Being a State in the list below is a minus.
- New Hampshire
- New York
Weighing people down with a burden of high taxes is a minus.
|Rank||Top 8 States Low Taxes||Bottom 8 states Low Taxes|
|2||South Dakota||New Jersey|
Weighing people down with the burden of high utility bills is a minus.
|Rank||Top 8 States Low Utility Rates||Bottom 8 States Low Utility Rates|
|6||North Dakota||New Jersey|
|8||West Virginia||Rhode Island|
Weighing people down with high prices for necessary goods and services is a minus.
|Rank||Top 8 Most Affordable States to Live in||Bottom 8 Most Affordable States to Live in|
Having high unemployment rate is a minus.
|Rank||Top 8 States Low Unemployment Rate||Bottom 8 States Low Unemployment Rate|
Having a high debt burden is a especially a minus if the reasons for the debt are over promising on pensions.
|Rank||Top 8 States with Lowest Debt||Bottom 8 States with Lowest Debt|
|4||South Dakota||New Jersey|
It’s a minus to be a State in the list below that adds extra debt burden to the state with subsidizing health insurance and expanding medicaid coverage.
- New Mexico
- New York
- Rhode Island
It’s a plus to be a State in the list below to save your State from additional debt burden and forestall the full implementation of Obamacare™
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
The Top 9 and Bottom 9 are self-evident, and the other 6 States listed are line up closely with some of the other 26 States. Every individual needs to make his own decision, and there are obviously personal concerns which affect any decision. The future is a lot more than about a political party getting the right candidates who have the right messaging, use the right political consultants, or use the right GOTV software. History reminds us of times of Great Awakenings, we are in dire need of another one soon.
|Rank||Top 12 States to Live in||Bottom 12 States to Live in|
|2||North Dakota||New York|
|6||South Dakota||New Jersey|