But, really? Just visited Texas and North Carolina. Especially when disregarding metropolitan areas (many similar attributes to Northern cities such as job sites and the like) but including agricultural/rural and suburban locations, what's the point? Nearly every other person I saw was armed (with poor concealment techniques), housing real-estate is nice but very few people utilize the extra space efficiently, lower quality of education (which results in a less-intelligent population) and general public funding, taxes on most products are higher, and many more negative aspects plague the southern hemisphere of the US. I'm not saying some of the reasons aren't apparent in other geographic locations like some areas in the midwest but these reasons are seemingly more apparent in the south. There's also all the stereotypes that are (for the most part, true) about southerners.