It was a year ago, in October 2018, that my second book was released, “Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death.” What I sought to do was lay out the simple case as to why Texas has been successful, and California has not. Well, that is unless you consider being a sanctuary state for illegals and a massive homeless crisis being deemed a success. In the book, we discussed the issue of taxation and housing as two of the comparative points. Now, there are those who seem to not grasp the demographic shift here in Texas and its adverse effects upon the politics of Texas. We are seeing the major population centers of Texas being transformed into leftist fiefdoms. There can be no debate that the capital of Texas, Austin, looks more like San Francisco than the capital of the Lone Star State.
Here where I reside in Dallas County, in the city of Garland, we see the migration. I recently spoke with a GOP county chairman from Kaufman County. He articulated to me the problems of more folks moving into the area, namely Forney Texas, from inner Dallas, and elsewhere, and the political shift that is occurring.
It is rather obvious that Texas has become a victim of its own success. But, it is high time that Republican elected officials begin to challenge those moving here to Texas with that simple question: “why are you here?”
It was not too long ago that former Governor Rick Perry, and also current Gov. Greg Abbott, would travel about the country and advocate for corporations and businesses to relocate to Texas from failed economic states like California and New York. That is a great thing, but there is an additional consideration that perhaps they did not factor in. Business and corporate leaders realize why they are leaving places like California, but do they discuss their decision, honestly, with the employees? Many of who end up relocating with the business and corporation? Do they supply these employees with a fact sheet articulating the basis for the decision they have made? Do they tell these employees that they are moving because places like California, New York, and Illinois have a political and ideological agenda that sucks?
Do these business and corporate leaders look these employees in the eye and admonish them to not being those failed ideologies and policies with them? Nah, it seems that is not the case, and the result is that we end up experiencing the “locust effect.” Look at how folks have fled California for Oregon, Washington State, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado and abjectly screwed up those states with their progressive socialist policies, which are the reason why they left California. Now, these delusional leftists are fleeing California for Montana and Idaho, but does anyone stop them at the border and ask, surrender your blue card, here is your new red card?As always, the grand strategy of failure is centered on consolidating power and control in the major urban centers, population centers, where we find the greatest examples of leftist policy failure. Click To Tweet
On the other side of the Mississippi River, it has happened in Virginia, and the left has their sights on Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. As always, the grand strategy of failure is centered on consolidating power and control in the major urban centers, population centers, where we find the greatest examples of leftist policy failure.
From there the progressive socialist left extends out into the suburban areas, as we are seeing happen here as the insidious leftism of Dallas County infects Collin, Kaufman, Denton, Ellis, and even eyes Tarrant County. Just the same, we are seeing this cancer spread out of Houston, Harris County into Ft. Bend County, Brazoria, and Montgomery.Yes, there are a good number of folks migrating into Texas from California and other failed blue states, but they do so more individually. As businesses and corporations relocate, they end up bringing groups, and it appears they don’t understand. I remember when a former Collin County GOP elected official shared with me a conversation he had with a recently relocated individual. She told him how much she loved Texas, the cost of living and atmosphere, but she said the only problem was that there were not enough Democrats (socialists). He told me he just shook his head in dismay, in utter disbelief. As if this woman could not comprehend why she loved the atmosphere and quality of life here in the Lone Star State as opposed to where she had left. She could not grasp the fact that she left a former failing state where the leftist locusts had destroyed it, but she wanted more of those same locusts to infest the new fertile grounds where she was living?
As reported by the LA Times:
“Just over half of California’s registered voters have considered leaving the state, with soaring housing costs cited as the most common reason for wanting to move, according to a new poll.
Young voters were especially likely to cite unaffordable housing as a reason for leaving, according to the latest UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times. But a different group, conservatives, also frequently suggested they wanted to leave — and for a very different reason: They feel alienated from the state’s political culture. Republicans and conservative voters were nearly three times as likely to have seriously considered moving as their Democratic or liberal counterparts — 40% compared with 14%, the poll found. The conservative voters mentioned taxes and California’s political climate as a reason for leaving more frequently than they cited housing.
“If the people who are giving serious consideration for leaving are indeed going to follow through, the state will continue to get bluer and bluer,” said Mark DiCamillo, the director of the Berkeley IGS poll. “That has huge political implications.”
The findings come amid the slowest population growth in California history — underscoring shifting immigration patterns, declining birthrates, and the economic strains that make it harder for some to afford living here.
One in five Californians pay more than 50% of their income for housing, according to the state Department of Finance. In Southern California, the six-county region’s median home price was $535,000 last month, unchanged from August 2018, according to a report released Wednesday from real estate data provider CoreLogic. The Los Angeles County median price rose slightly to $619,000. The median price in the nine-county Bay Area region was $810,000.”
Yes, I have met many who have fled the insidious policies of California, New York, and elsewhere for Texas. Now they are expressing dismay in that Texas is succumbing to the same delusion they fled. In other words, what happens when the promised land is being overrun by the tyrannical invaders? Do I care if California gets deeper blue? Well, if people out there are stupid enough to embrace the failures, then so be it. But, what perplexes me is when leftists flee their own failure, yet import the same failure to a new, promising, and successful state. That is why this is not about logic, reason, or competence. Progressive socialism is rooted in abject ignorance.
Can some leftist explain to me the reasoning behind moving away from failure but being committed to bringing it with you? And why do we have folks in Texas who would even believe progressive socialism is a viable ideological agenda? Why is it that the University of Texas is becoming Cal-Berkeley? Heck, why don’t folks who love leftism move to California? As the article suggests, places like California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and Connecticut are bleeding population due to their tax and regulatory policies…but why pack that crap in your bags and bring it to a new location?It is time we who reside in strong, conservative, red states ask the question, 'why are you here?' If folks are relocating because they want a better standard of living, growth, opportunity, and prosperity, then leave the stupid behind. Click To Tweet
It is time we who reside in strong, conservative, red states ask the question, “why are you here?” If folks are relocating because they want a better standard of living, growth, opportunity, and prosperity, then leave the stupid behind. For those who live in Red states who prefer progressive socialism, move to places where you can bask in it, and end up smelling like the aroma of the homeless areas.
I know what is happening, it is all about power and control. The left wants a pure democracy that means concentrating their efforts in population centers . . . kinda like in “The Hunger Games” where the rural areas were subjugated to the tyranny of The Capitol.
That was a movie, but remember who controls Hollywood, that is their vision for America. Let’s bond together and drive progressive socialism out of our strong conservative red states. That also means electing people who will embrace this fight, and not surrender.
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During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.