You are certainly correct there. but that seems to be the case with any movement, there are those that don't fit in with the mainstream.
Bottom line: the FSP concept has some issues that have not been addressed, that can adversely impact the chances of success.
Of course. But there is also the 'analysis paralysis' angle on this. There is no way to iron out all the known variables, let alone the unknowns.
The reaction of longtime residents to a bunch of outsiders showing up and throwing their weight around in the political arena is one area that hasn't been examined at all. If it isn't handled with a lot of skill, the newcomers may discover that the pre-existing residents will oppose them out of sheer spite.
You have a good point, but one that is not without precident.
In Colorado there has been so many Californians move in that there were bumper stickers that said "De-Californiate Colorado". The inflated property values in CA allowed people to cash out, buy luxury homes in CO, inflate property valuse and the tax base, and then bitch about how 'back in CA...' they did this or that. These are the same people that buy country homes then bitch about the farm animals. These are the ones that leave a place then immediately try to recreate the conditions that made them leave in the first place.
In Florida, "We don't care how you did it up north". People frequently move in and make no attempt to fit in, but try to make others fit in to their ideas. Trust me, it wasn't the Southerners in Florida that voted to protect pregnant pigs but not pregnant humans.
I wish all FSP'ers well in their experiment and quest. I don't want to be compared to the naysayers that stood on the docks in England mocking the Pilgrims.
These refugies have certainly been bending CO to the left some. The saving grace might be that those inflated home prices may let me cash out in a couple of years and be debt free in the mountains somewhere.
FReegards, oh, and how about Jake Plummer?
We don't look at a lot of those who've wished us well but who for personal reasons just can't abandon their homes, some of which have been in their families for multiple generations.
And likewise, those who have their doubts about the possibility of the overall success of our strategy certainly have a point, and their input is welcomed too. But we are willing to accept small gains at first, then build on them
I'll tell you this: your good wishes are accepted with as much sincerity as they've been given, and you have my thanks for them.