Across the country, Americans are voting with their feet.
They’re moving out of blue states in record numbers.
And it’s all thanks to draconian COVID policies that are running people’s lives.
As the United States enters the second year of the COVID pandemic, it is becoming clear that Americans are fed up with government-imposed rules, mandates, and restrictions on their everyday life.
And those lockdowns and mandates are triggering one of the largest mass exoduses in American history, as residents desert deep blue states like California and New York en-mass in response to what appears to be an endless wave of government restrictions on civil liberties.
Fox reports, “Americans are moving in droves out of blue states with a tight rein on the coronavirus pandemic and into red states that are more affordable and a little freer. According to new Census Bureau data, 18 different states including Washington D.C. saw a decrease in population from June 2020 to July 2021. The largest drop-offs were experienced in New York, losing approximately 319,000 people, California losing 261,000 and Illinois 113,000.”
The rush out of states like California come at a time when other factors are also driving mass migration out of “Blue State America,” as the rising cost of living, taxes, and spiraling crime rates are prompting millions of Americans to realize that they no longer need to put up with the madness playing out in states like California or New York.
Things have gotten so bad for California that U-Haul is reporting a shortage of trucks in the state to help residents carry their possessions out of California.
“A new survey from United Van Lines revealed other top inbound states for 2021 included Vermont, South Dakota, South Carolina and West Virginia. The moving company’s communications director Eily Cummings told FOX Business that United Van Lines predicts the migration from Democrat states will continue in 2022,” adds Fox News.
With many of these blue states unable to flip red even in the best of years for Republicans, many Americans living in these states have all but given up hope of flipping things around electorally, and have instead opted to move to states that better suit their values.
California for example has not voted for any Republican for any statewide office since 2006, while New York hasn’t gone red in decades.
With little hope of electing different political leaders, conservatives living in states like California and New York have chosen to vote with their feet, which explains the massive population surge that is currently playing out in Texas and in Florida.
This mass migration is also putting a strain on the financial situation of many of these deep blue states, as less residents mean less tax revenue. This past year marked the first time in history that California’s population dropped in absolute terms from the year before, which will likely present major financial difficulties for the state going forward.
Meanwhile, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and other states continue to enjoy record population growth, due in large part to their relatively freedom-oriented business climate and refusal to trample on most of their citizens constitutional rights.