December 31, 2019

The Incredible Shrinking Illinois

Timothy Birdnow

The wages of Sin...

From the article:

Since the turn of the decade, Illinois has lost more residents than any other state, with a drop of about 159,700 people, or 1.2% of its population. Only three other states have shrunk since 2010: Connecticut, Vermont and West Virginia, with the latter losing the largest share of its residents, a 3.3% decline.

Population losses in Illinois have been compounding since 2014, when the state began a steady, though not precipitous, decline. Last year, Illinois dropped to the sixth-most-populous state in the nation, falling behind Pennsylvania and New York.

Illinois has become almost entirely a Democrat-run state, and the few Republicans left would be considered left of most Democrats in other states. It is a place with crushing taxation, with unrestrained illegal immigration, with rampant crime, with dying industries and a shrinking economy, etc.

These are the wages of Sin, or more precisely the wages of Liberalism.

Illinois is an object lesson.

My time in real estate taught me that so many good Illinoisans want to flee. They are sick of the endless regulations, and the taxes are squeezing them. I have helped placed expatriates in St. Louis homes for a decade or more now.

The problem is, many of these people fleeing the state will bring Illinois with them. They'll vote for the Democrats here in Missouri, in Indiana, in Wisconsin and Iowa. Liberalism really is an infectious agent.

But at least we'll see their power decline in one state once redistricting occurs after next year's census. That at least is a good thing.

On a brighter note, Chicago has seen the third straight year with homicides below 500. While the authorities are crediting technology for the improvement, one wonders if it is not rather a case of the peace of the grave; so much of Chicago has hollowed out that the criminals are leaving along with the rest of the inhabitants of Illinois. After all, what good is it being a crook in an empty state? You can't rob if there isn't somebody to rob, or kill if your victims are all gone.

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1 I'm not sure how this could be done, but I'd sure like to see states into which Californians, Illinoisans and New Yorkers, et. al. are fleeing to to "be greeted" by "Welcome Wagons" (unofficial, of course) in their presumptive new states and be told "Welcome to [red state.] If you expect to come here and settle, you will be expected to live and act like the citizens who already live here. If you are bringing leftist attitudes with you, please leave them at the state line, and come and learn why this state is as great as it is. Oh, by the way: we will be watching you and expecting you to conform, so be aware: we will not tolerate your trying to turn us into the state you left. You should also be aware that a large majority of our citizens carry. If you have to ask what they carry, maybe you had better turn around and leave now."

Yeah, I know it's probably even illegal, but it'd be fun to try.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at December 31, 2019 06:34 PM (royi5)

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3 It's a nice dream Dana. Maybe we can find a way to force the expatriates to remain registered in their home states? I know it's not legal but it is a nice dream.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at January 01, 2020 09:02 AM (ovXCa)

4 Naw, don't make 'em stay registered if they can prove they're "good guys." Otherwise Martha and I'd still be paying taxes to "Fredo" Cuomo's minions. Of course, I'm sure you'd have a Statute of Limitations; after all, we scrammed in 1994.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at January 01, 2020 10:23 AM (05Pmo)

5 Well, if we just make the LIBERALS stay registered...

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at January 01, 2020 01:00 PM (ovXCa)

6 AND make sure Jussie Smollet stays there, along with his benefactress Kim Foxx.

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7 You got it, Dana!  Smollet belongs in Chicago, or in California, at any rate.

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