So here we are, the newly minted super-conservative Justice Gorsuch finds transgender rights in the Constitution of the United States. And under the reliably spineless leadership of John Roberts every major case from illegal immigrants to Second Amendment rights were dynamited against us. And there was absolutely no fig leaf for any of these decisions. The Supreme Court is a disaster. I no longer expect any relief from that Court.
Add onto this problem that Antifa and BLM are now the official enforcement wing of the Democrat party. In any jurisdiction federal, state or local where they have cover from Democrat elected officials, they are shown to be ready, willing and able to wage literal war up to and including murder and arson against their enemies. Living in a blue state or even a blue city is tantamount to living in Mao’s Cultural Revolution. At any time, you can be sucked into a purge or pogrom that really has no limits on what can happen. Your rights in these jurisdictions do not exist as such. They can be overridden with no notice and are subject to amendment whenever circumstances make the ruling coalition think they would benefit from it.
Those are the conditions on the ground. Where does that leave us?
From my point of view that precludes certain strategies. With the clarification of the role of the Supreme Court I would say any idea that unconstitutional actions will be struck down nationally and thereby benefit people living in blue states is sheer fantasy. Nothing will be done to restrain places like California, New England, or New York. They will just make things continually worse until you knuckle under and learn to love Big Brother or leave.
I suppose there are strategies to hide in plain sight in places like these. I know people who say they can avoid the consequences of living under these regimes and still enjoy life. I confess I do not possess the coping skills that must be needed to hide your feelings when living in the belly of the beast. My daily interactions here in New England with the true believers involve mind boggling levels of cognitive dissonance. It takes every ounce of self-control not to laugh in their faces or explain why the things being claimed are patently absurd.
The alternative then is to revolt against these laws. Ignoring them or avoiding them by stealth is becoming harder and harder in these places. Ultimately control over all aspects of life is becoming more stringent everywhere but especially in these blue states. To the extent that it can be done I suppose that will be the strategy for conservatives living in these areas. You will have to go underground. And this means as far as raising children you’ll have to figure out how to work around the indoctrination of the schools and other social settings that the Left has taken over. This is the Benedict Option that Rod Dreher has talked about. Ultimately, it’s a temporary measure because eventually they will eliminate freedom of religion entirely.
But from my point of view, the best idea is to live in a deep red state where the political leaders have the means to craft laws that protect their citizens from the unconstitutional consequences of the Supreme Court. They can make a law upholding the freedom of religion in the Bill of Rights and when the Supreme Court strikes it down the Governor can defy the Supreme Court and say he will protect any of his citizens from federal prosecution. I could see blanket pardons being handed out on a rolling basis and the bureaucrats in Washington spinning out of control as the President refuses to step in.
A number of states following a plan like this would eventually produce a situation on the ground where essentially you would have two legal entities hidden within one name. This is sort of like the situation we currently have with marijuana use. At the federal level and in half of the states it is illegal but in states like California and Colorado it is big business. The same thing should be pushed as hard as possible for as many different parts of the law as possible. Just as things like sanctuary cities and legalization of drugs have been dispiriting for our side, freedom of religion would be very dispiriting for them. It would even have an impact on migration of leftists into red states. If there weren’t the lifestyle protections available to them, they would be much less likely to inhabit these areas.
So essentially what I am saying is that the deep red states are the only remaining points of resistance to the encroachment of Leftist control. Everything else has already been conquered. They will need to be the catalyst for change and that can only happen in conjunction with the four-year protection provided by the beginning of a conservative President’s term.
Hopefully a revolt at the state level will begin and President Trump’s second term will provide that needed protection.