This article originally appeared on Santa Barbara News-Press on August 15, 2021
I recently tested author Thomas Wolfe’s famous expression: “You Can’t Go Home Again.”
Of course, Wolfe’s point was that if you attempt to return to a place you remember, it will be different than you recall. My return visit to Santa Barbara last month strikingly confirmed the accuracy of that statement — and the importance of the upcoming election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.
My wife Dee and I bought a home in Montecito in 1997 and sold it in 2017. We moved to Nashville, which has become home to an expatriate community of former Californians — most of whom fled because of the increasingly oppressive political dominance of California’s leftist unions and the blatant arrogance of its all too secure elected elites.
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