Straw Man Arguments Posted on 28 July, 2018 by wjjhoge This tweet captures one of the reasons my wife and I left California.Alas, Maryland isn’t much better. Share this:TwitterLinkedInEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
I bailed out of California back in 1980 as things were getting too crazy in Santa Cruz for me. Some of the locals back then were horrified that I would be willing to join the USAF with Reagan as president since we would be at war any minute or something with the Soviet Union. I have never doubted my decision over the years even though it’s a beautiful area and I loved the weather.
California wasn’t completely crazy when we got there. There were pockets of sanity. When I lived in Orange County, my congresscritter was B-1 Bob Dornan, and there wasn’t a single Democrat elected to any county office. But we could see the way things were going and left in 1990.
It seems all the lefties end up in Santa Cruz because you can’t go any further left on land in California… UC Santa Cruz was a hard left place back then and I just needed to step away. My parents left in 1984 after my father retired to rural Washington. Sadly, their area has turned hard left too.