The world is changing at a rapid pace. We are all looking for that one place that we can settle down and feel safe and secure. A place where our rights are put first and our freedoms are protectedbut with the way that the world is right now how can we be sure of where that is.
Well, last year the Cato Institute published its analysis of America’s “freest” states.
While we want to think that America as a whole is free, and it certinaly is however, there are some states that allow more rights to its people than others. In fact, some of these states may surprise you. For example New Hampshire ranked at the top while states like New York and California ranked the lowest.
So, what exactly does “freest” mean?
Is it a low tax burden, low regulations or lots of open space? How about daily, mundane stuff – like can you build things without getting a permit to do so or can you open carry?
Cato Institute, a think tank, focused their study on “economic and personal freedom,” primarily in the areas of taxes, gun laws and choice of education. They considered over 100 variables in all, but the main focus, per their press release, are the three mentioned above.
So what did Cato decided? Keep reading to find out which states are in fact the “freest.”