The CATO Institute releases a yearly ranking of U.S. states that offer the most freedom for their citizens. This metric extends to each state’s financial, societal, and legislative freedoms either granted or restricted.
Living up to the notion of a Blue vs. Red State battle for liberty, Democratic states rounded out the worst places in the nation to offer their citizens with freedoms. Red states, on the other hand, represented some of the most liberating places to live in the nation, according to CATO.
Click the map to see the rankings, state by state:
Stuck to the bottom of the freedom index like stepped-on crap from a Venice sidewalk were New York and California: defining states where Americans are allotted the least amount of freedom, seen by their stringent restrictions and reform that has turned identity politics into a normal aspect of society. New York ranked as the worst (No. 50), followed by Hawaii (No. 49) and California (No. 48). Click the map to see the rankings, state by state:
The study also found that the general American population has seen a decrease in rights over the past two decades due to meddling federal leadership.
Appearing near the top of the list was Florida, ranked second overall behind New Hampshire as the two freest states in the U.S.
The selfsame liberals and mainstream media have challenged Florida’s leadership under governor Ron DeSantis. His anti-masking stance and upholding the principle of letting citizens live as they please garnered disagreement from prominent Dems like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who retreated to DeSantis’ coastal hellscape to celebrate the new year.
Labeled “DeathSantis” and a modern incarnation of Hitler by Dems, Ron DeSantis has stuck to their guns and demonstrated a credible exit strategy from the COVID-19 pandemic.
With individuals in Los Angeles, New York City and other examples of liberal policies stirring fear of indefinite oversight related to the pandemic, the data shows that these Blue counties and states are far from improving — unabashedly getting worse as crime rates and cost of living shoot up.
Indoor patronage without proof of vaccination or mask-wearing becomes a relic of the past in these once-great states like New York or California.
- New Hampshire
5. South Dakota
41. Rhode Island
42. New Mexico
47. New Jersey
50. New York
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