Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mercatus' New State Freedom Index

The Mercatus Center just released their latest state freedom index. Reason magazine's J.D. Tuccille takes a look at it. The bottom ranking states? You might have guessed: New Jersey, California and New York.


At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Henchman Of Justice" says,

Wondering if California government will create a new segment of social services - aid for mental disparity for those who are losing their freedoms and rights, it is a psychological condition that requires social service aid.

The Dakotas may be #1 & #2 because of.......cold weather and oil reserves. Then again, more native indigenous peoples reside in those areas, helping to keep freedom issues alive and thriving. - HOJ

At 12:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a matte of perspective. You view regulation as freedom-stripping. I view it as consumer/citizen protection. Looking over that report made me proud to live in California for a change.

At 8:02 PM, Blogger Travis said...

I get the whole save the earth keep corporation small regulations but what happens when the government starts telling you how many babies you can have or what kind of food you can eat Hitler didn't start off as a trannical dictator he was elected and slowly work its way up.

At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Henchman Of Justice" says,

Heck, the government already has endorsed "non-human" methodologies for reproduction controls and genetic manipulations....test tube babies, needles and drugs. Food manipulations are, in a way, telling us what we are allowed to eat. Development standards for SFR's create rules that disallow, deny and FORBID activities for onsite food generation, morphing food creation and noise pollution together, even though factory vehicles are allowed to be altered, defying the "noise pollution controls" that legislators brainwash consumers with pen and paper. Lies, lies and more lies....True Lies. - HOJ

At 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Henchman Of Justice" says,

The word "regulation" does not mean that "everything that can be regulated, needs to be regulated". American Politics and the zeal to remain in power once given power is why "regulation" is so over-burdensome today. The trick upper-level government types undertake is to "attack" people in small packs, especially when regualtion revolves around taxation opportunities. If everyone had skin in the game, everytime a "tax hike" is suggested, more people would be up in arms THEREFOREattacking small clans or types of citizens with tax hikes makes it easy to get the tax "hiked" because "not everyone" has skin in the game, greatly reducing the amount of taxpayers who would oppose and object the "tax hike suggestion". This is how government works - attack at the smaller levels. - HOJ

At 9:43 PM, Blogger Steve Lewis said...

Talk about freedom being taken away, have you all noticed lately how each website is now bombarding viewers with loud ads you have to manually shut off? I hope this inspires truly independent news outlets to arise that are not commercialized and filling heads with ads like the zombie-nation created by American TV ads controlling all meaningful content.

At 8:34 AM, Blogger Travis said...

Stephen if you're looking for some good alternative news check out


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