Not to suggest that I had not figured out a while back that California is such a place, and it's getting worse.
Think of it this way...we have a socialist in the governor's mansion, a large majority of socialists in the state senate and assembly, and a majority of the population is socialist, seeing as how they overwhelmingly voted for Obama.
I am an intelligent (I think), well educated person who has always paid my own way and am proud of that. I do not feel comfortable rubbing elbows with the people here any more, so I am leaving the country.
I am going to Texas where I grew up.
Unlike California, it is a "free state".