Would you move cross country for political reasons?

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Post # 3
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m a socialist leaning liberal living in Texas. I do live in a pretty liberal city, but I do think about if I do want to raise my (future) kids here. I’m pretty happy here at least for now, but I do get upset about so many government decisions here. 

I have a friend with a five year old who is moving next year because she doesn’t wan’t to raise her daughter here. 


Post # 4
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

if you’re taking your kids with you you’re not leaving your whole family. only parents and spouses can “leave” you.


yes, i would.

Post # 5
6073 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mrshoneybee:  Yes, I would.  Living next to family is not a requirement for my happiness, so I go where it’s the prettiest and would meet my lifestyle the most.  If polictical is thrown in there too, then sure.


However, I’m liberal, living in Utah, so the pretty landscape and the lifestyle are trumping everything right now.  I have no family in this entire mountain standard time zone.


Post # 6
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I wouldn’t move because of them, but there are some places I would refuse to move to:)

Post # 8
1254 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes. I absolutely would. 

Post # 9
4395 posts
Honey bee

I’m torn. I love living in my liberal city, but I also think it’s important to fight for the things you believe in in a place that might not be idealistically similar to your own beliefs. Or else, how can things ever change?

Post # 10
2189 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

@ieatunicorns:  Haha this.


I guess it depends on the extent of the political issues that were concerning me.

If I felt I was in an unsafe situation then I would move, but If I just felt the people around me were idiots, I probably wouldn’t.

Post # 11
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I already live across the country from my parents for job reasons.  They don’t live near their families either, so it’s pretty normal in our circles.  To answer your question, I’d definitely factor political climate into my relocations.

Post # 13
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

This is one of many reasons I want to move back to Canada and raise any future children in Canada.  FI is not very keen on the idea so there is lots for us to discuss.  But ultimatley, our job market isn’t fantastic and we need to go where the jobs are.

Post # 14
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@mrshoneybee:  Absolutely.  We talk about it regularly since we live in a more liberal area of town right now but we would have to move to one of the more conservative areas of town for the better school districts.  We just don’t like the idea of exposing our kid to some of the more uber-conservatives who live there.  However, I point out to my FI that our dads are the most conservative conservatives that ever lived so it’s not like moving will magically solve the problem.  Plus, I think it’s a good idea for our child to be exposed to different viewpoints so they can develop their own mind.  FI and joke that our kid will probably rebel from our viewpoints anyway and end up being President of the Young Republicans at school just to spite us.

Post # 15
1470 posts
Bumble bee

Hm…if I thought the politics of a city/area threatened the safety of my children or if the laws robbed me of true justice, I would move if I were able.

When I think of the state of the US in the 20th century, I know as a black woman, I would have hated to live in Jim Crow south. But I agree with another PP, how would things ever change for the better if everyone just left because they didn’t agree with the politics? A total quandary.

Post # 16
998 posts
Busy bee

I’m not sure. There are large parts of the United States that I would shy away from or avoid when relocating, but I doubt I’d leave the perfect job opportunity for purely political reasons.

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