What if, instead of people moving from blue states to red states – to escape terrible policies – geographic parts of the blue states themselves moved? Joining us today is Michael McCarter (greateridaho.org), President of Move Oregon's Border. He tells us of his group's initiative to transfer several eastern counties in Oregon into the state of Idaho, effectively moving the border between each state. There are several steps to make this happen, but they have finally managed to get the plan on a May 2021 ballot in Oregon. Ultimately successful or not, the plan highlights the frustration many conservatives have when they are forced to live with terrible policies just because they reside inside a blue state's borders.
Many people are fleeing blue areas due to corrupt politicians and horrible policies. Joining us today is Mark Pulliam (misruleoflaw.com), owner of the blog site Misrule of Law and resident of a bright red county in Tennessee. He relates his experience of living in California and then moving to "the least woke place I could think of." But things are changing even there. People in red areas aren't used to the culture war. As a result, they get inattentive and complacent, allowing leftists to make inroads, whether on county boards or at your local library, in an attempt to flip the area blue. Mark offers solutions on how to resist the incoming progressive tide.