It is scary to observe just how far Right Wing Extremist some of the 50 states have gone. Following is a list of the twelve most right wing extremist states in 2014. There is no special order of these states.
All of these states are governed by right wing Republican, Tea Party supported Governors and legislatures.
Seven of them are Southern States of the Old Confederacy.
Nine of them, including Kansas and Oklahoma, had legal segregation until outlawed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Idaho, Utah and Wyoming are heavily influenced by the right wing extremism of the Mormon Church.
Only Texas and North Carolina are heavily populated states, and the only ones that are becoming more significant, due to the reality that both are bound to be “Blue” in the coming years.
Other than Texas, North Carolina, and to some extent, South Carolina, the other nine states are having no major impact on the future evolution of the nation!
The education level in all twelve states is among the lowest in the nation, and poverty is high, and not just among African Americans and Hispanics-Latinos, but also among poor whites.
These states, if they continue their right wing tilt, are doomed to remain the “backwaters” of America long term!