Another actor fled Hollywood with his family and has since found that the move was the best thing he could have done for his children and their lives.
Actor James Van Der Beek, who rose to fame as Dawson Leery in the late ’90s TV drama “Dawson’s Creek,” now says he has no regrets moving from Los Angeles to his family’s new home in Austin, Texas has fled, according to People magazine. .
Van Der Beek told People that moving his family to Texas was a “grounding” experience.
“I know it’s been really centering for me and I feel like it’s been grounding for the kids, and a different kind of education that we could never have given them in a classroom,” Van Der Beek said.
Van Der Beek added that life in Austin is very different. From nature to “food delivery”, it’s a very different lifestyle.
Another Hollywood Actor Brings His Family From California And Heads East: ‘It’s Been Grounding’
“One of the things we completely lost after moving to Texas was any kind of food delivery service,” the “Varsity Blues” star told the magazine. “So we’ve started cooking a lot more, and the kids are really getting used to it.”
“When you realize that ingredients aren’t just something you throw the whole thing in, you really have to measure, and there’s a reason for that, that’s great,” he added. “We’re having a great time.”
The “Vampirina” voice star also noted that he and his family love the parks and recreation centers in their area.
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“The parks were great,” Van Der Beek told Fox News Digital. “We have been to state parks and the national parks. It’s just one of the benefits of getting out of the big city that we got to a place where we could have more space right outside our door. It’s a whole, it’s a whole different life.”
Van Der Beek is far from the only Californian to flee the state in recent years.
Just two weeks ago, comedian Rob Schneider caused a stir when he asked left-wing Californians moving to Arizona, his adopted state, to abandon their crazy leftism or not move to the Grand Canyon State at all.
“Dear former residents of California,” Schneider tweeted just before Election Day this year, one day before Election Day. “YOU moved from California for a reason; crime, rampant homelessness, taxes, your children being indoctrinated in schools, individual rights trampled on, etc!”
“So please don’t vote the same way to replicate the same s*** you just left!” he added,” added the “Waterboy” actor.
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Dear Former California Residents,
You moved from California for a reason; crime, rampant homelessness, taxes, your kids are being indoctrinated in schools,
individual rights are trampled underfoot etc!
So please don’t vote the same way to replicate the same shit you just left!
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) November 7, 2022
The actor also said he “got it” with the Democrats and will never vote for them again.
Schneider also told Fox & Friends that he and his family left San Francisco and moved to “the slightly freer state of Arizona,” according to Mediaite.
“I really feel like I don’t want the Democratic Party trying to control my life,” Schneider said of the mess the Democrats have caused in California. “And there isn’t one aspect of your life that they don’t want to get involved in. I had it with them.”
Action star Mark Wahlberg also fled California, though his final destination was Nevada. The ‘Transformers’ star said he left California to build a better life for his kids. He even said he hopes the Silver State turns red.
Wahlberg said he moved to Nevada, “to be able to give my kids a better life and follow and pursue their dreams.”
Californian-born conservative talker and activist Ben Shapiro also fled the state’s far-left, moving his entire Daily Wire operation to Tennessee.
In a 2020 editorial, Shapiro explained the many reasons why he is done with California.
“We’re leaving because all of California’s perks have been steadily eroding — then suddenly collapsed.” Meanwhile, all of California’s costs have risen steadily — and then suddenly skyrocketed,” Shapiro wrote.
However, these well-known people are by no means the only ones to leave California. In 2021, news came that California was declining in population for the first time in recorded history.
2020 data released by the Treasury Department showed that the state’s high cost of living and taxes, along with its embrace of restrictions on freedoms and trade, have arguably driven away more people than it would normally attract to replace those people, reported Politico.
Businesses have also fled the state because of the anti-business climate foisted on business by the state’s Democrats.
The increasingly leftist policies of the ruling Democratic Party continue to drive the state into decline. These actors and companies are just the vanguard of those who will leave the state unless those policies are reversed.
This article originally appeared in The Western Journal.
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