Now Toyota is a Japanese company, and I have a great deal of respect for the level-headedness of the Japanese. I lived in Japan for six years, and I am aware that traditional Japanese culture embraces the republican precept of voluntary individual support for group autonomy.
I'm also aware that inciting group support for individual autonomy – the California-Democratist operational mode – is bad for business and must have been instrumental in precipitating Toyota's exodus form the Gotham State. I only hope that the 3,000 Californians Toyota is bringing with them to Texas share the Japanese-republican – and not the California-Democratist – philosophy.
Coloradoans were once a race of independent and proud people who stood as tall as the mountains they loved and spoke as true as the Winchesters they carried. Then, in the mid-2000s, California reached the stage where even Arnold Schwarzenegger's charisma couldn't keep it from sinking into a morass of previous financial mismanagement, and as taxes and housing prices rose and educational standards and respect for law and order plummeted, hundreds of thousands of pot-smoking queer-loving Californians escaped the inevitable results of their political choices by following John Denver's lead to "Rocky Mountain High" Colorado.
Colorado today, ten years later, is a State in desperate disrepair, with young people ingesting marijuana cookies and jumping from hotel balconies to their death and husbands shooting to death their wives and families with no recollection after eating marijuana laced chocolate and State Senators being recalled for enacting legislation prohibiting Coloradoans from exercising their Constitutionally guaranteed rights and County Sheriffs throughout the State refusing to enforce the State legislature's un-Constitutional edicts and eleven counties threatening to secede from the State and on and on.
Is this what we rally want for Texas?
Liberals are not capable of learning. They will leave the high taxes and high prices and crumbling social infrastructure of a State like California and come to a low-tax low-price well-funded State like Texas, and they will bring with them the poison of Democratism – the cause of the reason for their fleeing California in the first place. And they can't help it.
Democratism is a religion – a religion that comprises Fascism (government is good), Marxism (wealth is bad), and Socialism (mediocrity is equality). True Democratists cannot abandon those beliefs any more than a Muslim can abandon the belief that Allah is the one true god and Mohamed is his prophet. You are not going to change either one of them no matter how truly and convincingly you argue.
So what do Texans do about it? There's really not much we can do except discourage Californians from coming to Texas. We certainly don't want to encourage them, as Governor Perry recently did.
We can't actually build a wall around Texas to keep Californians out, but we can let all Californians who come here know that – just as we expect Mexicans who come her to become Americans – we expect Californians who come here to become Texans. And we can be diligent in voting and in evaluating candidates for State Office. Democratists are like termites: they do most of their damage out of sight – behind the smoke screen of misplaced public trust.
The thing that really worries me is that as Colorado clamps down on their Californians, some of them may decide to leave Colorado and come to Texas.