States are the laboratories of Democracy. That’s the standard federalist philosophy in which states should be allowed to test innovative solutions to problems for other states to copy, avoid, or change for their own needs. It’s what makes America’s form of government the most vibrant the world has ever known and is quickly being accepted by both the right and left as a fundamental component of our republic despite decades of power-grabbing in Washington DC.
New York City is more populous than most states and therefore falls into the same category. As a deep-blue city, the experiments that go on there are often the most progressive in the land. Case-in-point: The idiotic move to ban certain words and phrases that may hurt people’s feelings. We’re not talking about the “n-word” or some anti-Semitic tropes. We’re talking about calling someone an “illegal alien” despite the phrase being codified as the proper designation for people in the country illegally.
Offenders may be fined as much as a quarter-million dollars.
But this is much bigger than just virtue-signaling by leftist politicians. This is a test, an experiment if you will. How far can progressives lurch to the left with their authoritarian policies before the people speak out? They already know conservatives will react poorly, and they’re prepared to ignore us. But what about Independents? Moderates? How far can they censor the far-left before even they start to balk?
There are two prerequisites for Marxism to be implemented. These are conspicuously protected by the 1st and 2nd Amendments. To control a people, an authoritarian government must control their speech and they must disarm the population. Once those two goals are achieved, everything else in their dystopian utopia becomes possible. What we’re seeing in New York is part of an ongoing effort to control speech. We already know what the left wants to do with our guns.
This should be a warning to every patriot who lives in far-left cities like New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle. It’s time to consider moving. Seriously. As a resident of Southern California, I moved to one of the last bastions of conservatism in the state: Orange County. While I’ve been here, I’ve seen the systematic failures of the local GOP and the rise of progressive ideologies spread. A once-red set of districts have been turned blue right before my eyes. For now, I’m anchored to the area for medical and familial reasons, but as soon as the situation changes, I’m out. I’d recommend the same for others in similar situations.
Our conservative and/or Christian philosophies will no longer be welcome in areas like New York City. Some may say it’s time to dig in and fight, but I don’t see it as possible anymore. That’s not to say we can’t fight for the truth everywhere in America; this is still the land of the free even in places where liberty is under attack. But a strategic retreat to solidify conservative-friendly areas is the best course of action. It’s not just about politics. It’s about our personal freedoms that these cities and states are taking away rapidly.
When I moved my family from Oklahoma over a decade ago, I did so knowing we would be a minority, even in Orange County. But I always thought fighting the good fight where it’s most needed was the right approach. Now, I’m realizing trying to bail water out of sinking ships like California and New York is futile. They’re just too big and have gone too far to the left. Smaller blue cities and states may be worth the fight, but the two leftist juggernauts are lost.
It’s best to regroup and watch them sink from afar. When their failures accumulate and their answers are finally found wanting by the electorate, we can return to rebuild. But at this point the experimentations with Marxism in these far-left areas cannot be stopped until complete failure is realized. Patriots do not want to be on any of these boats as they sink into an Orwellian state.
Federalism allows cities and states to make rules that best suit their people. In places like NYC, the people must either rise up and say they no longer want to be guinea pigs for the social justice warriors they elected, or they must accept authoritarian rule.
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