Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the patterns of migration into the American Redoubt, based on IRS statistics. It is interesting to see where the newcomers are originating. I’ll provide some details on the three core Redoubt States. (But I’ll skip Oregon and Washington, because their statistics are skewed by inflows to their populous western halves.)
Region-Wide (Migration Into The American Redoubt):
The growing popularity of the American Redoubt Movement is undeniable. With the exception of chilly Wyoming, in-migration from other states of the Union is now booming. To begin, I want to make it clear that I don’t take credit for any of the success of the Redoubt movement. In fact the movement had begun long before I put a name to it, and before I articulated the prevailing goals and the mindset of the freedom-loving newcomers. But I am glad to see so-called Red States turning a deeper shade of red.
I am also quite pleased to see that the Citizens of the eastern half of Washington are making progress in constitutionally partitioning to become the State of Liberty. (A state boundary hasn’t been officially redrawn in the United States since West Virginia was Constitutionally partitioned from Virginia back in 1863. But the Liberty State movement is proceeding apace.) I hope that a similar effort gains steam, to partition eastern Oregon.
Conservatives and their Libertarian allies are developing legislative majorities in several state capitols. Precinct by precinct, American Redoubt adherents are gaining the helms of Republican Party committees. Slates of quite conservative Republican candidates are winning at the county and State levels to displace the RINO Old Guard. Ditto for school boards, city councils, and county commissions. Outspokenly pro-gun and pro-life folks are getting elected as county sheriffs.
Fiscal responsibility is gradually being returned to State budgets. Laws confirming our rights to home schooling, home birthing, home churching, freedom from forced vaccination, and Constitutional Carry (concealed carry of firearms without a permit), are steadily being enacted. Time and gradual demographic changes are on our side. The continuing in-flow of conservative and liberty-loving Christians and Jews from other states is unstoppable. We are winning, folks!
Voting With Our Feet
All of this has been achieved by an informal movement with no meetings, no written platform, and no formal leadership. It is just an osmotic gathering of like-minded people who are fed up and voting with their feet. It is just that simple.
We are already making a difference, but there is more to be done. Be vocal. Write letters to newspaper editors. Show up for “public comment” meetings, and let your voice be heard. Speak out against government over-reach, injustices, and racism. Help to stop expansion of zoning and building permits. Speak out to check any expansion of Federal power, bureaucracy, and taxation. Show up at BLM, Fish & Game, and U.S. Forest Service public meetings. Remind your elected representatives that they swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, and remind them about who they work for. Write and phone them often.
Please support liberty-minded and fiscally conservative candidates. If you feel convicted to do so, then run for office. I encourage Redoubters to get involved politically at the city, county, party precinct, and state levels. This is truly a grassroots movement. I encourage you to become a solid root in the sturdy sod of the American Redoubt!
Idaho (Migration Into The American Redoubt)
According to the most-recent available statistics from the IRS (2010-2011), the Top 20 “Source” locales of folks moving into Idaho are (in descending order):
|16. NEW YORK|
|18. NORTH CAROLINA|
Thankfully, the majority of these new arrivals are conservatives. Many of them are consciously voting with their feet to flee Liberal Nanny States. All that I can say is: Welcome!
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At Forbes: America’s Fastest-Growing Cities 2018. (Boise, Idaho tops the list.)
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Here is a recent headline: In North Idaho, leaders brace for rapid population growth
Montana (Migration Into The American Redoubt)
According to the most-recent available statistics from the IRS (2010-2011), the Top 20 “Source” locales of folks moving into Montana are (in descending order):
|10. NORTH DAKOTA|
|18. NEW YORK|
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I missed this interesting article when it was published last October: Is Bend Oregon In A Bubble?
A bit of history on a quintessential “sleepy” town in the Palouse Hills region: Malden, Washington. The defunct local train tracks were torn up and its right of way was named The John Wayne Trail. By the way, I noticed that house prices certainly are affordable there!
Wyoming (Migration Into The American Redoubt)
According to the most-recent available statistics from the IRS (2010-2011), the Top 20 “Source” locales of folks moving into Wyoming are (in descending order):
|10. SOUTH DAKOTA|
|18. NEW MEXICO|
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