The Problem with People Fleeing Leftist States
A huge shift in the American population is currently taking place. Millions of people are moving out of high-crime and high-tax liberal states, and they are relocating to states that are mostly run by conservative governments. The states that are bleeding residents are California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and Connecticut.
A couple months ago, podcaster Joe Rogan said he was moving to Texas to get away from California. He cited overpopulation, traffic, and “the need for freedom” being a few of the reasons he has been persuaded to move from his current home of Los Angeles.
Ben Shapiro has also had enough of California. The conservative writer and broadcaster, born in L.A., just announced that he is heading to Nashville, Tennessee. “I love the state, grew up in the state, married in the state, and have had children in the state,” he told Laura Ingraham. But California was “not a great place to raise children and not a great place to build a company.” Now we know the true meaning of Calexit. It’s not secession. It’s exodus.
“We’ve been asked over and over and over again when we would leave California. The answer: now. See you in Nashville, gang! I’ve lived my entire life in California. Within weeks, we’ll be taking our 75 jobs and leaving. We’re not the first. And we certainly won’t be the last. Terrible governance has consequences,” said Shapiro.
This whole issue of people running away from social problems has already taken place. In the 60s, social programs promoted minorities to move into white urban cities. As the crime rate soared, whites fled the city, and the cycle of implosion increased. Detroit went from the richest city in our nation to one that declined into bankruptcy.
It’s hard to understand why cities would have a dozen Democratic mayors in a row that have failed to turn the tide of failure, and the people keep electing the same party. I was shocked to learn last year that Chicago has a zero chance of electing a Republican mayor because there are no conservative candidates in any race.
This obedience to the liberal agenda translates to people moving from one state to another. The people that decided to escape California for a better state are going to maintain the same voting record that was the reason for them moving. People that move to Texas from California will tend to support leftist candidates. Since Dallas, Austin and Houston have already become leftist-controlled zones, it may only take a few 100,000 new residents from the Golden State to turn Texas blue.
If Texas and Florida become blue states, the nation will become a one-party system. At that point, all 50 states will become just like California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and Connecticut. The next step in escaping the madness is to move to another country; but few people have the economic resource to relocate outside the U.S.
The only way we will be able to save America from leftist policies is for people to realize they don’t work and vote en masse for change. New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has clearly failed at his job. His COVID-19 policies have destroyed 60% of the city’s retail space. He hates his own police force while showing only love for the Black Lives Matters Marxists.
De Blasio thinks that higher taxes on the rich is the cure for all problems. “What changes thing is the redistribution of wealth. Tax the wealthy at a much higher rate,” said De Blasio. This reminds me of an old joke: A Socialist walks into a bar and says, “The drinks are on me! Who’s buying?”
Voters will have a lot of choices to make this November, from picking a president and a U.S. senator to dozens of state representatives and local judges. But one of the most important decisions before Illinois voters will be Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “Fair Tax” amendment.
The ballot initiative will ask voters to approve a change to the state constitution that will allow lawmakers to set a graduated income tax rather than the flat tax that currently exists. According to Democratic lawmakers, 97% of Illinoisans would end up paying less.
The rich are already fleeing the state because Illinois is one of the highest tax rates in the nation. Raising the tax rate another 8% is only going to speed up the exit. Since the government always gets what it needs to operate from taxpayers, that promise to the 97% will quickly turn into a lie.
America’s problems have become so profound, it is hard to expect the voting process could ever be used to set things straight. Any type of political reform would need to come from the churches. The key cause of our troubles is that we have collectively allowed evil people to rule over us.
“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan” (Proverbs 29:2 ESV).
Pope and “Mother Earth”
As we as a generation of inhabitants of Planet Earth pierce ever more deeply into the end of the age, the picture of the emerging Tribulation world order comes into view. Presently that view is in the process of tightening into high-definition focus.
We adjust the knobs of that focus with our new book.
LAWLESS: The End-Times War Against the Spirit of Antichrist, we believe, makes clear and in sharp relief against the darkening, prophetic skies that the evil and chaos being churned marks this as the very end of this dispensation.
This is a book of compilation. That is, seventeen authors –all top Bible prophecy writers, broadcasters, speakers, and teachers—have contributed chapters. Each has written in depth on matters dealing with the lawlessness we’ve been witnessing and what it all means. It is, I believe, truly a book for these troubled though exciting times just before Christ calls the Church to Himself. (The book will be released, Lord willing, sometime in October.)
I begin the book in my introduction with the following:
Planet earth needs a savior. This declaration is at the center of the demand by true believers that all people of this endangered sphere must acknowledge. Those deniers—nonbelievers—are branded as heretics. Those in denial of this unimpeachable assertion deserve to be, at the very least, incarcerated for their denial.
This mantra is central to the religious fervor of today. But, it is not the religious fervor of those who adhere to truth found in God’s Word, the Bible. The zealots who hold to this theology are, from heaven’s perspective, lawless in their anti-God demands. The elitists in government and the news and entertainment media who believe man is destroying the planet and only man can stop the destruction. There is no God to be considered in the controls they intend to exert.
And it is indeed religious zealotry. It is for certain a theological mantra that festers at the lawless hearts of those who rave about climate change and mankind destroying the planet through wanton disregard for the welfare of Mother Earth.
Right on schedule, a global religious leader has emerged to the forefront of prophetic stage-setting. He has been instrumental in igniting the fever for the global warming (now “climate change”) fanaticism we see developing. Many, even among top Catholic clergy, have expressed they believe this man could be the final pope. A number among those believe him to possibly be the false prophet—the second beast—of Revelation chapter 13.
I don’t go that far. But certainly this man who came to papal power in such strange fashion exhibits characteristics of one who denies truth and leads the flock astray. Pope Francis has, for example, stated that even atheists will one day be in Heaven. He has said such things as all religions should pray to their gods for relief from COVID-19. He has said there are other ways to Heaven than through Jesus Christ. He has called for world governmental authority over all people. I have all these declarations documented in my files. These are not false accusations.
This pope has made no secret of his disdain for the current president and his administration. Trump’s anti-globalist, “Make America Great Again,” determination has driven the one-worlders into frenzy. Pope Francis is proving to be their champion, as demonstrated by the following news excerpt.
Pope Francis asked Christians to care about creation, saying that the abuse of ecosystems is a “grave sin” while lamenting the negative impacts of global warming and targeting President Trump “everyone abusing the ecosystem should be held accountable.”
We must look after our common home, “to the earth and to every creature,” the pope said during a speech in the Vatican’s San Damaso, “all forms of life are interconnected, and our health depends on that of the ecosystems that God created and entrusted to us to care for.”
“Abusing them, on the other hand, is a grave sin that damages us, and harms us, and makes us sick,” he explained.
“Everyone who abuses the ecosystem and avoids accepting the fact that our ‘common home’ is in danger should be held accountable,” the pope stated referring to President Donald Trump.
“It is easy to fall prey to an unbalanced and arrogant anthropocentrism, the ‘I’ at the centre of everything, which gives excessive importance to our role as human beings, positioning us as absolute rulers of all other creatures,” he continued.
“A distorted interpretation of biblical texts on creation has contributed to this misinterpretation, which leads to the exploitation of the earth to the point of suffocating it,” he added.
“Exploiting creation: this is the sin. We believe that we are at the centre, claiming to occupy God’s place and so we ruin the harmony of creation, the harmony of God’s plan,” the pope explained.
“We become predators, forgetting our vocation as custodians of life,” the pope continued…
Our poorest brothers and sisters and our mother earth lament for the damage and injustice we have caused, and demand we take another course,” he added. “demands of us a conversion, a change of path; taking care of the earth too, of creation.” (“Pope Francis Takes Aim At President Trump In A Recent Speech: ‘Abusing The Ecosystem Is A Grave Sin, Trump Should Be Held Accountable’,” ConsROOM, Rapture Ready News, September 18, 2020)
I write further in my introduction to LAWLESS: The End Times War Against the Spirit of Antichrist:
Mother Earth worship is the central unifying concept the father of lies has perpetrated that fits most propitiously within this spirit of Antichrist model. Branding against deniers of climate change as being the worst sinners within the religion of humanism is designed to make Christianity appear to be a false worship system. This is because the Bible declares that Jesus Christ, who is the very Word of God (John 1:1–3), is who has this earthly orb in His grip. It is not man who controls planet earth.
This, of course, is antithesis to the unimpeachable declarations of the environmental gurus who say man is destroying the earth with greenhouse gases from carbon emission. Only man, himself, through draconian actions to stop these deadly gases, can save himself from choking to death from unbreathable air or drowning because of the melting ice of the North and South poles.
Make no mistake, denial of God’s truth regarding creation and Jesus Christ is at the black heart of the lawlessness and evil comportment we are experiencing. The young are especially affected and infected by this Antichrist spirit. The rebellion is prophetically scheduled to get worse—much worse, and climate-change fervor will increase the nearer the age draws to the time of Tribulation.
While we move through this election season and watch the evil become increasingly worse, let us acknowledge that there is only satanic deception within the “Mother Earth” delusion being foisted particularly upon the young minds among us. Let us take the apostle Paul’s exhortation to heart:
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. (1 Timothy 2:1–6)