I’ve moved the Big D to Austin. TTAG’s Managing Editor joins Tyler Kee, Jonathan Taylor and myself in America’s live music capitol. Jeremy S. is thinking about moving here. And now Sara Tipton and her family are looking to leave California for a more hospitable home. I’ve invited her to see the Texas Hill Country and sung Texas’ praises to the roof. While I think The Lone Star State is the be-all, end-all – America how it used to be – I’m seriously myopic. And happy. Anyway, where do you think the gun-loving, freedom-seeking Ms. Tipton should live? Here’s a list of her criteria . . .
I want firearms freedom. It would be nice to have land available to shoot or drive my jeep on (trails) or take the dirt bike out. I also like small towns. Less people is ideal. Less for them to judge me. I prefer to be around fewer laws. New York and Cali make me cringe. I like hunting and where I can ride a motorcycle for at least a few months.
I want small government fees. Low vehicle registration fees and low local taxes. Weather isn’t as important as freedom. Not to me anyway. Schools…I can take or leave. If they are bad or unaffordable, I’d have no issue homeschooling. But that’s a plus. And I love cooking. So restaurants aren’t high on my list either, although I love sushi every now and then.