35 Reasons Why You Should Move Away From California

The only thing obviously wrong about this article is that they could only come up with 33 reasons to leave the Socialist State of California.  I believe it is former Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, now a Texas resident who said, California has four seasons.  1) fire  2) flood  3)earthquake  )4 riots.

Here are a couple more reasons:

34.  Dr. Richard Pan mandating poison be put into your children without permission of the parents and OVER the objections of a doctor

35.  The effort by the California Surgeon General to mandate that every child be analyze by a government employee to see if they have “childhood trauma”.  For instance if there is a gun in the home, that would be enough for government to declare the child traumatized.  Either get rid of the giun, get rid of the father or put the child in foster care.

36.  San Fran existence

37.  Los Angeles existence

Make a comment to this article and add your reasons that people should leave the Third World State of California.

35 Reasons Why You Should Move Away From California

by Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse,  11/6/19 

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a “reboot” button for an entire state?  Because the truth is that if an entire state ever needed to completely start over it is the state of California.  At this point it has become the epicenter for just about everything that is wrong with America, and each year it just keeps coming up with new ways to become an even worse cesspool of social decay and depravity.  Millions of people have already left the state, and millions more are thinking of leaving.  One recent survey found that 47 percent of all Californians are thinking about moving out of the state in the next five years, and a different survey discovered that 53 percent of those currently living in the state would like to leave.  If about half the people in your state are seriously considering leaving, it is safe to say that things have gone horribly wrong.  But instead of changing course, those running California continue taking the state down a very self-destructive path.

It is such a shame, because California should be one of the greatest places in the world to live.  The weather is wonderful most of the year, the state still possesses extraordinary natural beauty, and the tech industry provides plenty of high paying jobs.

When I was growing up, millions of young Americans dreamed of moving there and living “the California dream”, and when I was a young man I seriously explored the possibility of moving there myself.

And the truth is that a lot of great things have come out of the state.  The following comes from a recent article by Ann Coulter

In the last century, every great thing started in California: surfing, jeans, Disneyland, tax revolts, McDonald’s, movies, car culture, the Grateful Dead, right on red turns, Merle Haggard, skateboarding, Apple computer, and the last two elected Republican presidents not named “Bush.”

But now I don’t know why anyone would want to live there.

If you currently live in California, I am about to tell you a whole bunch of reasons why you should leave.  In fact, if I could get everybody to leave the state, I would.

However, if you feel specifically called to stay, then that is what you should do.  Without a doubt, light is needed the most where things are the darkest, and California needs as much light as it can get right now.

Unfortunately, I believe that it is too late for the state as a whole.  It is headed for a date with destiny, and most of the nearly 40 million people that live there have absolutely no idea what is coming.

If you live in the state and you do not know what you should do, I would get out while you still can.  The following are 35 reasons why you should move away from California…

1. Incredibly high taxes.  At this point, California has the highest marginal tax rate in the entire country.

2. Absurd housing costs.

3. The median home value in the state is now more than half a million dollars, and that is about twice as high as the national average.

4. It has been estimated that it now takes approximately $350,000 a year to live a middle class lifestyle in the city of San Francisco.

5. Endless wildfires.

6. Epic mudslides.

7. Horrific traffic jams.

8. Los Angeles has the worst traffic congestion in the entire world.

9. The education system is awful.

10. Medical tyranny.

11. One of the highest poverty levels in the United States.

12. Thousands of drug addicts are literally pooping in the streets.

13. Almost half of all the homeless people in the entire nation live in California.

14. The state is literally being overrun by millions of rats.

15. Los Angeles has been ranked as the second most rat-infested city in the country.

16. At this point things are so bad that even Los Angeles City Hall is being overrun by rats.

17. Illegal immigration is out of control, and the sanctuary cities in California are making things even worse.

18. Rising gang activity.

19. High crime rates.

20. There is now a law in California that protects shoplifters.  So for those that enjoy shoplifting, this might actually be a reason to move into the state.

21. The drug war that has been raging in Mexico is increasingly spilling across the border.

22. California has been ranked as the worst state in the nation to do business year after year.

23. California is also one of the most litigious states in the entire country.

24. The once pristine beaches in the state are now being “completely overrun with fecal bacteria”.

25. Nancy Pelosi.

26. Kamala Harris.

27. Governor Gavin Newsom.

28. The lieutenant governor, the attorney general, the secretary of state and the state treasurer are all Democrats.

29. Democrats make up nearly two-thirds of the California State Senate.

30. Democrats make up more than two-thirds of the California State Assembly.

31. Both of the U.S. senators and 46 out of the 53 members of the House of Representatives that California sends to Washington are Democrats.

32. Much of the population is openly hostile to those that identify as conservatives.

33. California has been on the cutting edge of America’s moral decay for decades.

34. There have been more than 100,000 earthquakes in the state so far this year.

35. One day the “Big One” will hit California, and the geography of the state will be dramatically altered.  The devastation will be unlike anything we have ever witnessed, and the death toll will be unimaginable.

If Donald Trump wins the next presidential election, there is a group of activists in California that plan to get a “Calexit” referendum on the ballot for the following election.

Those activists don’t want to be part of a country that would elect Trump two times, because they consider their values to be completely and utterly incompatible with Trump’s values.

But what is happening in this nation is far bigger than just Trump.

To me, it would be wonderful if the rest of the nation decided that their values were completely and utterly incompatible with California’s values.  We desperately need to turn America around, and the way to do that is to head in a completely opposite direction from the way that California is going.

Sadly, it does not appear that is going to happen.  California may be racing ahead of most of the rest of the country, but our final destination will be the same.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.


  1. 36. The attempt to create government banks that will use taxation t fund them and then destroy consumer funded and operated private sector banks. (control the capital and then deny money to anyone you don’t like)

  2. 37. Nearly 80,000 retired state employees making $100,000 or more in retirement (some making mid-six figure incomes). This will cause never-ending tax and fee increases, bankrupt municipalities, and significantly lower services – police and fire in particular.

  3. Skeptical Rick says

    The trajectory for our country has been set by California. given the young and their ill-informed opinions about what government should do and what life owes them, we have little hope that the rest of the country won’t be in the same, abject situation over the next 20-30 years. Public spending is a bottomless pit, until the economic system collapses from too many obligations and too few revenues generated by too few producers.

  4. Gotta Gedada Displace says

    REASONS – I already have MORE THAN ENOUGH !! I need MOBILITY, and sadly those factors have to wait !

  5. Otis Needleman says

    If I had the money, I’d go back to Texas, visiting family members in CA from time to time.

  6. Here’s my list:
    1. Highest state income tax
    2. Highest sales tax
    3. Failed School System
    4. Huge Unfunded Pension Liability
    5. High-Speed rail boondoggle
    6. Power Company abuse – mandatory shutoffs indefinite & rate extortion
    7. Water Company – Skyrocketing rates
    8. Refuse and Recycle collection scam
    9. Freeway Trash
    10. Freeway Potholes
    11. Freeway Weed Jungle – Deferred Vegetation Mgmt.
    12. Dead Tree Blight – oak, redwood, pine statewide
    13. Neglected Forest Management leading to RECORD WILDFIRES
    14. Too many homeless living on streets
    15. Drug Paraphernalia everywhere
    16. Rampant crime
    17. Human Poop everywhere
    18. Human Urine everywhere
    19. Highest Gas Prices in the nation and NOT all due to taxes rather CA/Ethanol & Refinery Overcharges
    20. Gasoline taxes
    21. Forcing taxpayers to pay benefits/medical for illegal residents VS…
    22. NOT taking care of our pension obligations OF our own citizens!
    23. Temporary Tax on Residents now Permanent
    24. Broken Transportation Infrastructure
    25. Absurd absurd water policy
    26. Hostile attitude towards Business, taxation
    27. Temporary drought Water Rates never rescinded
    29. State Workers that double dip Pensions
    30. Withholding refund on $63 Billion Dollar surplus.
    31. State ADU regs w/out local zoning rights
    32. Poor regulation of private property (local govts require too many permits for every little thing and then allow stupid McMansions everywhere)
    33. Over-regulation of businesses
    34. Damnation of the best higher education system in the world (you mentioned schools but I was thinking of elementary and high school)
    35. New (and stupid) payment of college athletes signed by governor on HBO show to get PR points.
    36. failure to maintain proper forestry maintenance to combat wildfire danger
    37. Failure to clean up homeless villages
    38. syringes
    39. additional fees on everything-DMV, Cell, Freight, Tires, Batteries, etc.
    40. Poor Fish and Wildlife management

    Driving home from Tahoe this morning we came up with pet peeves and grievances about the once great state of California. Not in any particular order…

  7. All of the above is why I left!

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