I live in a pretty blue state and I can say is am happy about that.
Yesterday hearing about the Supreme Court nominees and how money in politics has been changing our first amendment and soon free speech will be what the Koch Brothers, evangelicals or whomever has the run on our courts will be the ones making their voices heard.
This new nominee will undoubtedly decide on the side of business and churches and will be taking away rights we now enjoy. They have already said Roe V Wade and the voting rights act will be challenged first.
I cried and thought this is the end of the United States as we know it.
Then read a post here by someone who was considering leaving and moving to Canada or the EU. I sometimes think I could do that. Esp yesterday.
But I think it is best if we take back our freedoms and resist.
Where do you stand.
Please be respectful in your response.
I also think staying to be a catslyst for change in whatever way I can is important. I am going to get a passport. Mine expired decades ago. I am also optimistic about so many young women winning primaries gives me hope and I don't want to leave this mess for my kids and graddaughter who is 2, to have to do it alone
Stay and fight.
Try not to let the idiocy get you down and continue to be polite. While still fighting.
Have a good laugh over Balloon Trump. (I love the UK).
I'm also very happy to be in a Blue State. Bad enough that I know people who still support 45. Ok my BIL's brother... does that count? lol And a few military folks. Might be something in the food they feed them? (Or simply what they feed them. It would be hard to lay your life on the line for your country when you don't believe in it.).
I fantasize about moving - but don't think I'd ever do it. It's still my country for good or for bad.
I've already been exploited by the system as it is and has been. With the election of the current administration, I have little hope it will get better any time soon.
Unfortunately, the systems that are definitely better are very reserved about whether they would like to have me live there.
That leaves systems that are emerging. Some seem to have hope and optimism about what they could become. Again, I have already been exploited, there is little of me left. But if I can choose a system that has hope and optimism and could find a way to guide and/or contribute ... that would seem a good backup option.
I'm still looking .....
One of the huge problem for baby boomers is that no country wants us unless we have enough money for the rest of our lives. We haven't paid taxes into their system, they are not going to cover our healthcare out of the goodness of their hearts. Personally, I'm not leaving my kids, and my kids don't look like they are inclined to move any time soon.
I wonder about moving to another country at times but I havnt even travelled outside the US.I monitor some expat sites for people in Mexico and see them caution people about leaving the US for political reasons.For now due to the comfort of familiarity I stay but will always keep in mind the possibility of moving elsewhere that my savings may stretch further if living here becomes too expensive.If I follow my parents I may have 30 more years to this life. Right now I think it will take that long to reverse damage done even if you don't consider the Supreme Court issue