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Stephen Green


March 31, 2011 - 7:20 am

I can’t speak for Bryan, but I never meant to diss California. In fact, I spent six outrageously fun years in the Golden State — fun I probably couldn’t have had anywhere else.

But there’s a disconnect, a disparity, a dichotomy even, between California’s wildly creative people and its relentlessly self-serving ruling class. Eventually, something has to give. And it seems to be happening already.

Except for folks in the snowy Northeast, people now see California as a place to leave. “‘Go west, young man?’ Not if I can help it!” And that’s a terrible thing to have to say. An America without California would be a poorer, less exciting, and far less creative nation. But that California is a destination, not the waypoint it has become.

It’s not too late for your great state to change its ways, but change had best come soon.

Stephen Green began blogging at in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.
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