posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 05:38 PM
Well, look at the geography of it - you can see that Oregon, Washington and California (at least the northern part of it) are separated from the rest
of the country by mountains... if they're anything like British Columbia up here, they're probably turned more towards Asia than towards, say, New
York or Virginia. Plus, consider the sheer size of the United States - and the fact that the most densely populated areas are separated from each
other by sometimes huge desert areas (for example, Texas is separated from California by more sparsely populated New Mexico and Arizona) means that
people's mindsets may evolve in different directions.
I know that more and more, Canada is becoming regionalized, ideologically, into four entities: the West, Ontario, Québec and the Maritimes. And
oftentimes it's hard to get those people to agree on anything other than asking the federal government for money.
I'm drinking wine, and I'll tell you if I've had too much in about an hour.