C'mon guys I'm ready to go -- but West, not South.
("I" talk 'funny' down there)
But, to really have a chance of making a go of it, you need a coastline. Last I looked, there wasn't a lot of beachfront property in Montana and Wyoming.
I sympathize. Why not swarm into the relatively underpopulated Northern Calif/Southern Oregon Border area? There's already a secessionist movement there, that dates back to World War 2. They want to break away from the urbanized/liberalized capitals of both CA and OR, and make their own state called "Jefferson". Well.. it's just one more step to go all the way.
It's better that Idaho or Wyoming because you're not on top of the Yellowstone Caldera (due to blow any time), plus there's a coastline and a much better climate than South Carolina. Not to mention the wineries...
I agree, SC is a poor choice.
Idaho or Wyoming are much better IMO.