Freedom in the 50 States: Index of Personal and Economic Freedom
William P. Ruger and Jason Sorens
This paper presents the first-ever comprehensive ranking of the American states on their public policies affecting individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres. We develop and justify our ratings and aggregation procedure on explicitly normative criteria, defining individual freedom as the ability to dispose of one’s own life, liberty, and justly acquired property however one sees fit, so long as one does not coercively infringe on other individuals’ ability to do the same. [...]
Do you see now why I never vote Democrat if I can help it? Democrats are about LESS personal freedom, not more. This data correlates perfectly with everything I see and read about Democrat policies and behavior. It is an excellent visual representation of all that I have been trying to bring to your attention.