Freedom in the 50 States

  1. Freedom in the 50 States


    Mercatus Center at George Mason University - Freedom in the 50 States: An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom

    Came across this article, just curious as to what everyone thinks and where their state comes in. There's a link in there to the actual full study if anyone is interested. My state of Maryland doesn't do well.

  2. Never enough
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    Its not a real surprise. The states with lowest freedoms are the states with high population density which also tends to equal largest % of undereducated people. So their votes are easily swayed into trading their freedoms in exchange for free housing and other welfare dollars.
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  3. Yeah, fairly predictable how it would shake out, I just thought it was nice how it had rankings for different aspects.
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  4. Never enough
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    Kind of interesting that florida is dead in the middle on everything. Part of why I live here I guess, seemed like a nice balance.
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  5. freedom isnt free...and if we dont chip in our $1.05...who will?

  6. Nice info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpapa View Post
    freedom isnt free...and if we dont chip in our $1.05...who will?
    not sure what that's supposed to mean, but I like your danny mcbride avatar, so kudos my man

    Obviously some taxes have to be paid, but my thinking is more personal freedom allowed to us by the federal level would require less taxation...

  8. Democrat states are less free. Shocking.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by warnerve View Post
    not sure what that's supposed to mean, but I like your danny mcbride avatar, so kudos my man

    Obviously some taxes have to be paid, but my thinking is more personal freedom allowed to us by the federal level would require less taxation...
    But more feedom = less control, and control = power and the government wants power, therefore must have control. And it is in the nature of government to grow and to grow it must necessarilly obtain more power/control over us.

    It is stoppping this growth and pushing it back into it's proper place that seems to be next to impossible right now with Obama in office and the far left runing everything in congress. And the Obama Mafia that is ACORN doesn't help either.
  

  
 

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