Whenever some new horror story about what's happening in California appears, the standard (non-Californian) conservative commentary goes something like this:
Well, who cares? It's stupid California. They get what they deserve. They keep voting for those liberals, they vote to keep tax increases and ban plastic bags. Let the state fail - or better yet, kick them out of the country. Who needs 'em?
There are so many problems with that thought process. Leaving out the problems with the underlying assumptions, why would we simply cede an entire state to a group of people who seemingly want to destroy our way of life? We're in another Cold War, this time with socialists in our own country. Giving up this territory is a massive win for the wrong team.
So, let's deal with the assumptions that California is liberal and its residents are idiots who keep voting for failure and bad candidates.Read more
The boxes are filled. The bags are packed. The hearts are breaking. My family is about to be divided, separated, perhaps forever. I wish you cared.Read more