Originally Posted by lawdawg
My first reaction to people who live in these draconian states is "Why don't you move?" But in reality I know this is your home. Upstate NY is a beautiful place as is a lot of these draconian states. We, as a nation, NEED people like you there. Hopefully you can change the attitudes of some of these politicians (or change politicians), but that will never happen if you move away. Stay there and multiply and produce more voters who actually care about the freedom of others.
I find it rather ironic that these (New England)states is where the nation began, where our forefathers first dreamed of a free nation and had the balls to make it happen, where they penned the framework of that nation in our Constitution, and now it is in some ways the polar oppisite of what they envisioned. It is up to people like y'all to bring it back. Hope you can do it!
Yep, that's my attitude too for those who live in coastal areas, have their houses wiped out by hurricanes over and over, yet continue to live there. But, it's their home - and they love it there, so, they stay. And they should if they really want to, that's what freedom is about.
It is beautiful here, and we do get the full FOUR season effect, although winter is a bit long.
The taxes here will ultimately chase everyone away. So, I see that day coming some time. Perhaps total gun seizure will hit here too sooner than other places. The state Gov't truly is out of control, and very corrupt.
Taxes taxes taxes. That's our "disaster" here. Other places deal with flooding, or wild fires, or hurricanes, or tornadoes, or earthquakes. We get lots of snow and ice, and TONS of taxes. We've been in state of emergency for decades. It's stupid ridiculous.