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Half of Illinois Wants to Escape the State
Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | John Ransom

Posted on 05/06/2014 4:27:00 AM PDT by Kaslin

I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed. – Jonathan Swift

Even Illinoisans are ashamed.

The wickedness has become so obvious, so entrenched and so brazen, that the state that used to take pride in their corruption, because it “worked,” now understands the Faustian bargain they've made.

Last week it was revealed that half of all Illinoisans want to leave the state.

"Every state has at least some residents who are looking for greener pastures," says Gallup, "but nowhere is the desire to move more prevalent than in Illinois and Connecticut. In both of these states, about half of residents say that if given the chance to move to a different state, they would like to do so. Maryland is a close third, at 47%. By contrast, in Montana, Hawaii, and Maine, just 23% say they would like to relocate. Nearly as few -- 24% -- feel this way in Oregon, New Hampshire, and Texas."

A Gallup poll revealed previously that by a wide margin Illinoisans trust their government less than any other state in the union.

According to Gallup only 28% of people from Illinois have a great deal of trust in their government.

The Land of Lincoln is followed by Rhode Island, Maine, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, California and Maryland-- all of which post numbers from 40% to 49% level of trust by resident.

Residents from small government, pro-market states North Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, Nebraska, Texas and Alaska rate their government's highest in terms of trust, posting numbers as high as 79% of residents saying they have a great deal of trust in their government.

And that's not really a coincidence is it?

“Even though Midwesterners are generally more positive about their states,” writes the Chicago Tribune, “Illinois residents are the exception, with 25 percent declaring that it is ‘the worst possible state to live.’ The particularly grim outlook of Illinois residents could be attributed to factors like high-profile scandals and high taxes.”

And it can also be attributed to the fact that the same bozo that is running the country right now, came from Illinois.

Or more succinctly, Chicago. And Chicago is certainly the worst thing that ever happened to Obama, in the same way that Obama is the worst thing that ever happened to Chicago.

So like a lot of stories these days, Chicago works its way in there as a burr buried deep in someone’s hair since the 1960s.

If you are like me, you’re about as tired of my hometown of Chicago as the Detroit Lions are of Soldier Field. You are as tired of being ruled by aging hippies from there—like Hillary Clinton-- as you are of seeing slobbering media try to prop up an administration that deserves no props.

Chicago’s become the punchline behind the joke on the Obama administration in the same way that Monica Lewinsky became the punchline for the joke on Bill Clinton’s administration.

Metaphorically, there’s a great big stain splotching up the frock Chicago’s wearing. And we don’t have to wait for the DNA test to show who the culprits are or what they are up to.

Let me tell you what the history books will say.

The history books will say that these were the days of the last hurrah for the Democrat party machine; they will say that Chicago took a corrupt machine politician, packaged him as the reform candidate, realizing that they either had to export their corruption or die.

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him," wrote Swift.

And that applies especially to the genius of smaller government.

At a time when technology has given citizens the ability to be better informed, better educated and lead better lives, the dunces are conspiring to take away choices, rather than truly empower citizens.

So far from being truly “progressive”, in any meaningful sense of the word-- as opposed to the ideological sense of the word-- the nation's experiment in Chicago type politics can be seen as reactionary rather than something new, honest and hopeful.

And it’s not just Illinoisans that are paying attention.

Young people are too.

Conservative is becoming counterculture thanks to organic mismanagement, petty opportunism and lies-- the cornerstones on which the liberal freemasonry rests.

We saw that same effect under Jimmy Carter, as counterculture icons like Saturday Night Live helped turn the peanut farmer’s administration into a real life parody of a Saturday Night Live skit.

From there SNL and liberalism had nowhere to go but the mainstream, thereby creating hordes of young people, like me, who looked at liberalism as a swindle, a contrivance and a fraud.

So prepare, my friends, for the next American Century-- a conservative one.

Illinoisans are.

And that says a lot.


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1 posted on 05/06/2014 4:27:00 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

we can hope


2 posted on 05/06/2014 4:35:20 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin

I’m leaving, permanently. Moving in the 23rd of May headed to St Louis. Illinois is a hell hole and will celebrate when I get there. I just wish downstaters could escape.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 4:37:04 AM PDT by Pit1 (Obama is the big pile in the road.)
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To: yldstrk

Its hard to overcome a city like Chicago and a 96% chance of remaining in democrat hands (According to washington post) is hard to deal with.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-tran/politics/election-lab-2014


4 posted on 05/06/2014 4:38:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Kaslin
I did.

Barring a downstate revolution, and with the sole exception of tending to my mother's funeral,* I won't be going back.


* assuming she precedes me

5 posted on 05/06/2014 4:38:11 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Kaslin
Judge who you vote for on Moral principle, integrity. Instead of how your
grandfather used to vote. The DEMs of today were the communists of their era,
and Communism is Communism in any century or era.
6 posted on 05/06/2014 4:38:53 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Kaslin

> At a time when technology has given citizens the ability to be better informed, better educated and lead better lives, the dunces are conspiring to take away choices, rather than truly empower citizens.

Good line and the truth...


7 posted on 05/06/2014 4:40:14 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MaxMax

excellent point.


8 posted on 05/06/2014 4:44:00 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Florida Sucks do not move here.....


9 posted on 05/06/2014 5:34:24 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Kaslin

Stay in your state, or move to another blue


10 posted on 05/06/2014 6:03:31 AM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: Kaslin
vote, to stop it or move.

11 posted on 05/06/2014 6:06:02 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: CommieCutter

Unless proven conservative.


12 posted on 05/06/2014 6:08:32 AM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: Kaslin

It would be interesting to see a map of the conservative counties of Illinois.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 6:37:38 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: Kaslin

But they all agree on liberalism.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 6:48:44 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; BillyBoy
"Every state has at least some residents who are looking for greener pastures," says Gallup, "but nowhere is the desire to move more prevalent than in Illinois and Connecticut. In both of these states, about half of residents say that if given the chance to move to a different state, they would like to do so.

You wanna move Pete?

15 posted on 05/06/2014 7:02:05 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

I hope those libs stay out of my state, we have too many of them now.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 7:10:21 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Savage Beast

17 posted on 05/06/2014 7:15:22 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Savage Beast
Here are the counties (blue) that voted in Gov. Quinn. Kinda tells you all you need to know.


18 posted on 05/06/2014 7:17:53 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: ErnBatavia; jaydubya2; Savage Beast

I recently calculated how Illinois without Cook County, voted for President in recent elections.

2012

Romney 50.66%
Obama 47.30%
Johnson 1.25%

2008

Obama 52.77%
McCain 45.49%

2004

Bush 54.22%
Kerry 45.02%

2000

Bush 51.63%
Gore 45.49%
Nader 2.14%


19 posted on 05/06/2014 7:44:54 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

we all wanna move out of the Constitution state, yes.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 7:52:58 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: jaydubya2; ErnBatavia

Thank you.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 9:48:31 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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