The splitting of America into red and blue is growing by the day. Just yesterday, as it was reported that California and New York were hoarding millions of doses of abortion drugs, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Heartbeat Protection Act. It bars abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks, though there is a 15-week exemption in cases of rape, incest or danger to the mother’s life.
On the other hand, Washington State wants to make it legal to provide “gender-affirming care” (i.e., dangerous and irreversible hormones and surgery) to young teenagers without even informing their parents. They call it “safeguarding runaway youth,” who really need to be safeguarded from the state.
Not to be outdone, leftist California legislators want to take kids as young as 12 away from their parents to dismember them.
To listen to the media, you’d think that the public agrees with the radical left politicians and recoils in horror at the evil Republicans. But what’s the real story? Issues & Insights examined Census data and found that not only are people leaving blue states for red states, they’re also moving out of blue cities and counties, even those inside red states.
For instance, over the past two years, Los Angeles County lost a net 363,000 people; Cook County, Illinois, lost 200,000; and Philadelphia County lost 52,000. In Texas, blue Dallas and Harris Counties lost a combined 130,000 people; and Salt Lake County, Utah, an island of blue in a very red state, lost 20,000 people. Where did they all go? Mostly to neighboring red counties.
The Democrats had better stop complaining about all states, even small ones, having two Senate seats. At the rate they’re going, they may someday be grateful that all the blue states have two Senators because those may be the only two people left who live there.