January 8, 2013 by tjefferson2076
I’ve heard many say: I’m moving out of this liberal leaning state and moving to this conservative/libertarian leaning state. I think it is a good idea. I think one of the strategies of our movement needs to be consolidation. There is good reason for this…we still have a fair amount of freedom to gain back from opting out of the federal and state government programs that are voluntarily imposed on us. For instance, the “21 year old” drinking law is voluntary. By the states not accepting federal tax money for highways, the states can adjust the drinking age (or eliminate it) to suite their citizen’s needs and desires. Another reason is that by consolidating into red areas, we can have major influence over the direction of the local community (in terms of government, schools, etc) that we have no chance of controlling in a blue area. In addition, a red area can push back by incorporating pro freedom and capitalism ordinances for businesses, passing nullification by jury in local and state courts, etc. In addition, it is much more pleasing to live near people that share your views on life, culture, and freedom. Not only will it be more satisfying to visit your neighbor who you can share your views on Big Government without getting the stink eye, you will be with people who share your values and that will solidify your and your families growth towards God and Freedom. We will change the culture (or resist the cultural degradation of the blue areas).
I believe that Texas is the intellectual headquarters for the freedom movement. This isn’t because Texas is the most free (because other states such as New Hampshire, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alaska, etc may be arguably more free), but because of it’s anti-federal government, rugged individualistic, Christian culture. Texas is leading the charge against the fascist encroachment of the federal government. Texas is leading the freedom culture war. Texas gave us Ron Paul. Texas can give us more Ron Paul’s, especially if lots of conservative-libertarians resettle there.
I understand that is not practical for many to up and move to Texas. It may, however, be possible for you to move into a nearby county whose citizens more closely share your views. One way to measure it is by the 2012 election results (see illustration below from wickimedia.org)
For example Florida went to Obama by a narrow margin of only 74,309 votes. However, there are some extremely liberty friendly places to live within Florida that would be receptive to welcoming new liberty minded residents (who will only make the area more likely to resist the storm). For example, in Obama only received 25% of the vote in Okaloosa County located in the Florida Panhandle (70,168 to 23,421).
Looking at the map, you will find Conservative-Libertarian friendly areas even in the liberal bastions of Maryland, New York, California, Connecticut, etc.
Therefore, move to a solid Red State, and in my opinion, Texas is the ideological leader…even Glenn Beck has made the move. However, if you cannot make the move consider moving to a nearby red county. Move to the county and build an ideological fence. Get involved in your local community and politics. Network with like minded people. Put your kids in private school or homeschool. Enact policies that scare liberals off like allowing God and guns in school zones.
This fight will take our lifetimes. It took five hundred years after the Magna Carta for the Declaration of Independence. Let’s start building the foundation.