Hollywood star James Van Der Beek is feeling no regrets after relocating his family to Texas to escape Los Angeles.
Many Hollywood stars and massive businesses have moved away from California in recent years while the state has continued to embrace radical leftist policies that levy enormous taxes on its wealthy residents.
Van Der Beek, who is known for his roles in Dawson’s Creek and Varsity Blues, spoke to People about the impact that the move had on his family.
I know for me, it’s been really centering and I feel like for the kids, it’s been grounding, and a different kind of education that we never could have offered them in a classroom.
Just the things that we’re all aware of, like what phase the moon is in because we come out, we look at it. I feel like we have a relationship with these natural cycles that are happening.
Rain in L.A., it was like, ‘Ah, man I’m gonna be 20 minutes late because it’s raining.’ Here, it’s a godsend.
Van Der Beek says that moving to Texas has brought his family closer in ways that he couldn’t have imagined before.
He explains that this connection with nature is not the only new experience for his family. They also seem to have a newfound thankfulness for food and cooking.
One of the things after moving out to Texas that we lost completely was any kind of food delivery service. So, we started cooking a lot more, and the kids are really getting into it.
When you recognize that ingredients are not just something you dump the whole thing into, you actually have to measure, and there’s a reason for that, it’s great. We have a blast.
Van Der Beek now going Matthew McConaughey and Mark Wahlberg in the ever-growing line of actors who have left California to find a better home for their families.
For many, California is simply becoming too unsafe and unstable for a father to feel comfortable when raising young children.
Now, this exodus from California has residents of successful states like Texas begging their new neighbors to avoid voting in the same way that ruined their previous home-states.
Comedian Rob Schneider released a strongly worded tweet on November 7th of this year that echoed this sentiment.
Dear Former California Residents, YOU moved out of California for a reason; crime, out of control homeyness, takes, your children being indoctrinated in schools, individual rights being trampled etc! So please don’t vote the same way to replicate the same shit you just left!
Scheider knows a thing or two about leaving Greasy Gavin Newsome’s California for greener pastures after he left for Arizona.
Hopefully, his fellow former Californians will heed his warning as they begin their new lives.