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July 07, 2023

Lefties Are Immigrating to Blue States While Real Americans Are Immigrating to Red States, and the Economic Center of the Country Moves Decidedly Southward

The AP complains about the country becoming more "polarized" due to population sorting.

I just see it as easing the way for the National Divorce.

STAR, Idaho (AP) -- Once he and his wife, Jennifer, moved to a Boise suburb last year, Tim Kohl could finally express himself.

Kohl did what the couple never dared at their previous house outside Los Angeles -- the newly-retired Los Angeles police officer flew a U.S. flag and a Thin Blue Line banner representing law enforcement outside his house.

"We were scared to put it up," Jennifer Kohl acknowledged. But the Kohls knew they had moved to the right place when neighbors complimented him on the display.

Leah Dean is on the opposite end of the political spectrum, but she knows how the Kohls feel. In Texas, Dean had been scared to fly an abortion rights banner outside her house. Around the time the Kohls were house-hunting in Idaho, she and her partner found a place in Denver, where their LGBTQ+ pride flag flies above the banner in front of their house that proclaims "Abortion access is a community responsibility."

"One thing we have really found is a place to feel comfortable being ourselves," Dean said.

Wow, I'm completely surprised that the AP chooses to focus entirely on the hardships and feelings of their fellow travelers on the Marxist left.

The split has sent states careening to the political left or right, adopting diametrically opposed laws on some of the hottest issues of the day. In Idaho, abortion is illegal once a heartbeat can be detected in a fetus -- as early as five or six weeks -- and a new law passed this year makes it a crime to help a minor travel out of state to obtain one. In Colorado, state law prevents any restrictions on abortion. In Idaho, a new law prevents minors from accessing gender-affirming care, while Colorado allows youths to come from other states to access the procedures.

Federalism -- allowing each state to chart its own course within boundaries set by Congress and the Constitution -- is at the core of the U.S. system. It lets the states, in the words of former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, be "laboratories of democracy."

Now, some wonder whether that's driving Americans apart.

"Does that work as well in a time when we are so politically divided, or does it just become an accelerant for people who want to re-segregate?" asked Rob Witwer, a former Republican Colorado state lawmaker.

We have both kinds of Americans represented in this article: Democrats and Former Republicans!


When Americans move, politics is not typically the explicit reason. But the lifestyle choices they make place them in communities dominated by their preferred party.

"Democrats want to live in places with artistic culture and craft breweries, and Republicans want to move to places where they can have a big yard," said Ryan Strickler, a political scientist at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

But something may have changed as the country has become even more polarized. Businesses catering to conservatives fleeing blue states have sprouted, such as Blue Line Moving, which markets to families fleeing from blue states to Florida. In Texas, a "rainbow underground railroad" run by a Dallas realtor helps LGBTQ+ families flee the state's increased restrictions targeting that population.

And on and on and on.

The economically important sort of immigration involves where the producers are fleeing to, so that they are allowed to produce, and where the non-productive consumers are infesting, because the state will give them the most welfare.

And that kind of sorting is making the south the economic heart of the country.

Heart of US economy moves SOUTH: Six states in the sunbelt now contribute more to the national GDP than perennial powerhouse the Northeast after $100b 'wealth migration' during COVID

Florida, Texas, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Tennessee are now outperforming the Washington-New-York-Boston corridor

The switch took place during the pandemic and shows no signs of reversing

Two-thirds of all job growth in the country is now concentrated in the Southeast, and it is home to 10 of the 15 fastest-growing cities

By Alice Wright For Dailymail.Com

Six of the fastest growing SunBelt states in the South now contribute more to the United States' national GDP than the Northeast for the first time.

Florida, Texas, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Tennessee are now outperforming the Washington-New-York-Boston corridor, new government data shows.

Whilst the data only goes back to the 1990s it is likely the first time the South is outgunning the Northern economy in such a way.

The switch began during the pandemic and is only gaining momentum, Bloomberg reported.

Yes. People got a face-full of tyrannical leftist rule and decided they never want to live under leftist control again.

Six of the fastest growing states in the South now contribute more to the United States' national GDP than the Northeast for the first time.

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