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Freest States


#1

Maybe interesting to some of you.
http://mercatus.org/freedom-50-states-2011

  1. New Hampshire
  2. South Dakota
  3. Indiana
  4. Idaho
  5. Missouri
  6. Nevada
  7. Colorado
  8. Oregon
  9. Virginia
  10. North Dakota
  11. Florida
  12. Oklahoma
  13. Iowa
  14. Texas
  15. Georgia
  16. Tennessee
  17. Kansas
  18. North Carolina
  19. Alabama
  20. Utah
  21. Wyoming
  22. Arizona
  23. Nebraska
  24. Mississippi
  25. Wisconsin
  26. South Carolina
  27. Michigan
  28. Arkansas
  29. Montana
  30. Vermont
  31. Pennsylvania
  32. Kentucky
  33. Maine
  34. Minnesota
  35. Louisiana
  36. West Virginia
  37. New Mexico
  38. Connecticut
  39. Delaware
  40. Washington
  41. Illinois
  42. Ohio
  43. Maryland
  44. Alaska
  45. Rhode Island
  46. Massachusetts
  47. Hawaii
  48. California
  49. New Jersey
  50. New York


#2

No way Indiana should stay at #3 after the bullshit illegal search ruling.


#3

Exactly. This is the first thing that came to mind for me.


#4

Is there any correlations between population and freedom ?

the center may not be the most non biased judge


#5

That's bullshit. Virginia's in the top ten - I see police everywhere and they're always up someone's ass about something. As a felon, I can't vote in Virginia (I can in most other states). You can't park anywhere in Arlington without getting a ticket (for not having the "correct" sticker)... Virginia is notoriously low to zero tolerance for even minor "offenses" with much harsher punishments than that of other states - you're MORE likely to be locked up and for longer.

Why the fuck to I live here? Oh yeah: the school system. That and the wineries are pretty much the only thing VA has going for it. It AIN'T freedom! LOL


#6

Liar. You're there for the grad (and undergrad) girls in NOVA.


#7

Touche... Ok, ok, ok - Arlington IS the hawt single girl capital of the WORLD... But the school system is good too!


#8

I looked at the page but could not get a clear definition of the model used to determine what made the state free or not free and then how the model is applied.

this would be one of my top criteria.

http://www.nraila.org/Issues/FactSheets/Read.aspx?id=204


#9

Irrelevant.

The Patriot Act pwns!