My family has been in this state since 1848, it means nothing to me. The bodies of my ancestors are buried here... so what. My living family matters to me, and many of them will go with me and my immediate family will be much better off.
NY state has consistently had the highest tax burden in the nation since at least 1977, with one year at #2.
NY State consistently has nearly the highest utility rates in America, most often being beat only by Hawaii.
The summers here are hotter and more humid than almost any other place that has winters as cold and wet as we do.
Our winters are colder, wetter and longer than almost any other place that has summers as hot and humid as we do.
While the gun laws have never been as bad as the legend, those days are behind us now too, we now have the worst gun laws in America.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.