Wanting a better life for his family than that offered under California's social and economic policies, a naval reserve officer and father of four moved them to Texas – and he's offering to help his fellow conservatives who find themselves trapped in a similar onslaught of liberalism.
In Venezuela, protesters are violently clashing with police after what most observers say were "sham" elections giving President Nicholas Maduro almost unlimited power as the socialist country crumbles around him. Paul Chabot of Conservative Move argues that what's happening in that South American country is the result of an out-of-control government and a widening gulf between the rich and the poor – exactly what he sees happening in California.
"What we're seeing [there] is massive poverty happening throughout the bulk of the population in the inland portion of the state," he tells OneNewsNow. "We now have the highest welfare population in the country, highest poverty rate that continues to grow – so Venezuela's situation is absolutely on the horizon."
In fact, he says, it's closer than most people want to admit. "You have tent cities up throughout many parts of the region, poverty is high, crime is out of control, good-paying jobs are hard to find, schools are near the bottom percentile," he lists.
Chabot blames liberal efforts like AB109, Prop. 47, Prop. 57 – all meant to turn some felonies into misdemeanors and felons into parolees. Then there's the effort by lawmakers to turn California into a sanctuary state.
"We just read online that they gave a million drivers licenses to illegal aliens in California," he observes. "That floors me because we already have so much congestion on our roads, on our freeways, in our hospitals, in our schools – but yet the Americans are becoming like second-class citizens."
For those reasons and more, Chabot and his family left the Golden State and moved to Collin County, Texas – and it's like a 180-degree turn, he says.
"It's like going back in time 30 or 40 years," he states. "Our schools out here are having a 98.2-percent graduation rate. You don't see the gangs, the drugs, the graffiti. You really sense family out here."
His only regret? "Not doing it sooner," he says on the website.
Chabot has started a business to help others follow in his footsteps. "Not only do we help them sell their homes in liberal areas, [help them] buy a home in a conservative area, and also help them find employment, [but] we want people to talk about what makes up a great community," he shares.
For the time being, his group focuses its efforts on the North Texas region, but plans to expand operations to other areas of the country.
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