This North Carolina based 'think tank' says it has an institutional commitment to “individual liberty and limited, constitutional government,” weighed four different variables to compile the rankings.
The most significant consideration was fiscal policy, which measures taxes and budgetary measures. This aspect generated 50 percent of each state’s score, with 20 percent given each to education and regulatory policies, and the final 10 percent to health care policy.
- The ‘freest’ state is Florida, followed by Arizona, Indiana, South Dakota, and Georgia.
- The ‘least free’ state is New York, followed by New Jersey, California, West Virginia, and Kentucky.
"I believe that if left to it's own devices Kentucky could not only recover economically but self sustain and indeed prosper but we need leaders that will put Kentucky first for a change, Frankfort's got to stop passing the buck to make a practical fiscal recovery" Said LPKY Vice-Chair Bryan Short when ask for a Libertarian perspective, "when I look at data like this, I am compelled to identify the root causes usurping our freedom and Liberties. Unfortunately in my experience it usually leads back to what I call Cui Bono and the paper trail by which I mean; who benefits and wheres the money flow to?" he expounded "Your congress critters have the power to stop this, we must Audit The FED to curd the insanity of its printing press before our monetary standard is inflated beyond all recall. I'm not crazy about the petrodollar as a standard in the first place but I do know if hyperinflation occurs abruptly then things start to collapse and thats not good for Kentucky or our country"
With many areas of Kentucky being generally regarded as economically depressed we must accept the reality that our collective debt pays the interest on private banking notes our elected representatives sign off on and with The FEDs Quantitative Easing Policy showing no sign of slowing down in the foreseeable future we may already be out of time. Ultimately it fall to each of us as individuals to do what we can on the local and state level to leave our world little freer for the next generation, that is after all out great american legacy, Are we worthy? or will we succumb to sole and despotic dominion of the state? Live Free Kentucky...