Migrating Californians carrying political baggage

Article author: 
Yuri Vanetik
Article publisher: 
Complete Colorado
Article date: 
May 15, 2021
Article category: 
Colorado News
Medium
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In just a little over a decade, the influx of Californians has dramatically altered the societal and political landscapes of Colorado. With that migration, however, came the loss of the independent spirit and freedom-loving lifestyle that, in the past, personified life in Colorado....

One would think that people departing a state that epitomizes American progressive policies, would seek an alternative to California-style welfare state governance. Empirical data suggests the opposite, which leads to the conclusion that most of the people that leave are doing so mainly because they cannot afford to live in California, but don’t object to how the state is being governed....

According to the most current US Census, over 365,982 Californians have transplanted to Colorado. To illustrate the enormity of that number, if they all resided in one place, it would instantly become the fourth-largest city in the state...

The influx of Californians into Colorado – along with their progressive liberalism – has resulted in a seismic cultural shift, both legislated and adopted through new social “norms.”...

The “Californication” of Colorado has progressed to such a level that a group of northeastern Colorado counties have undertaken symbolic but serious votes on secession from the state...

Simply put, formally red states like Colorado are dying because expatriated Californians fail to assimilate to thriving cultures....