Your Monday Morning Tea: FREEDOMS IN ALL 50 STATES - Where Does Your State Rank?

Credits: Cato Institute

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"When you look at the world today,

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From least free to most free:

 Freedom rankings of all 50 states

50. New York

Fiscal freedom: #50
Personal freedom: #29
Regulatory freedom: #50

Change from 2012: 0

49. California

Fiscal freedom: #46
Personal freedom: #16
Regulatory freedom: #48

Change from 2012: 0

48. Hawaii

Fiscal freedom: #49
Personal freedom: #37
Regulatory freedom: #41

Change from 2012: 0

47. New Jersey

Fiscal freedom: #40
Personal freedom: #27
Regulatory freedom: #47

Change from 2012: 0

46. Maryland

Fiscal freedom: #34
Personal freedom: #26
Regulatory freedom: #49

Change from 2012: 0

45. Connecticut

Fiscal freedom: #44
Personal freedom: #15
Regulatory freedom: #46

Change from 2012: -1

44. Illinois

Fiscal freedom: #48
Personal freedom: #20
Regulatory freedom: #40

Change from 2012: +1

43. Rhode Island

Fiscal freedom: #38
Personal freedom: #17
Regulatory freedom: #45

Change from 2012: 0

42. Maine

Fiscal freedom: #43
Personal freedom: #4
Regulatory freedom: #44

Change from 2012: -1

41. Kentucky

Fiscal freedom: #28
Personal freedom: #50
Regulatory freedom: #28

Change from 2012: -2

40. Vermont

Fiscal freedom: #47
Personal freedom: #10
Regulatory freedom: #32

Change from 2012: -2

39. West Virginia

Fiscal freedom: #31
Personal freedom: #22
Regulatory freedom: #42

Change from 2012: +3

38. Minnesota

Fiscal freedom: #45
Personal freedom: #8
Regulatory freedom: #34

Change from 2012: +2

37. Oregon

Fiscal freedom: #39
Personal freedom: #18
Regulatory freedom: #36

Change from 2012: -2

36. Mississippi

Fiscal freedom: #41
Personal freedom: #47
Regulatory freedom: #11

Change from 2012: -2

35. Ohio

Fiscal freedom: #24
Personal freedom: #44
Regulatory freedom: #31

Change from 2012: +1

34. Louisiana

Fiscal freedom: #19
Personal freedom: #39
Regulatory freedom: #35

Change from 2012: -4

33. Massachusetts

Fiscal freedom: #36
Personal freedom: #11
Regulatory freedom: #39

Change from 2012: -4

32. Washington

Fiscal freedom: #35
Personal freedom: #5
Regulatory freedom: #43

Change from 2012: -1

31. Delaware

Fiscal freedom: #29
Personal freedom: #31
Regulatory freedom: #33

Change from 2012: +6

30. New Mexico

Fiscal freedom: #42
Personal freedom: #1
Regulatory freedom: #38

Change from 2012: +3

29. Arkansas

Fiscal freedom: #27
Personal freedom: #41
Regulatory freedom: #21

Change from 2012: -1

28. Texas

Fiscal freedom: #10
Personal freedom: #49
Regulatory freedom: #27

Change from 2012: -2

27. Wisconsin

Fiscal freedom: #37
Personal freedom: #25
Regulatory freedom: #19

Change from 2012: -7

26. Pennsylvania

Fiscal freedom: #13
Personal freedom: #23
Regulatory freedom: #37

Change from 2012: +1

25. Nebraska

Fiscal freedom: #22
Personal freedom: #2
Regulatory freedom: #25

Change from 2012: -7

24. Michigan

Fiscal freedom: #18
Personal freedom: #38
Regulatory freedom: #16

Change from 2012: -7

23. Alabama

Fiscal freedom: #6
Personal freedom: #48
Regulatory freedom: #18

Change from 2012: -4

22. Georgia

Fiscal freedom: #14
Personal freedom: #43
Regulatory freedom: #15

Change from 2012: -7

21. Virginia

Fiscal freedom: #12
Personal freedom: #34
Regulatory freedom: #23

Change from 2012: +3

20. Utah

Fiscal freedom: #20
Personal freedom: #33
Regulatory freedom: #9

Change from 2012: +2

19. North Carolina

Fiscal freedom: #17
Personal freedom: #13
Regulatory freedom: #26

Change from 2012: +4

18. Missouri

Fiscal freedom: #9
Personal freedom: #28
Regulatory freedom: #24

Change from 2012: -6

17. Montana

Fiscal freedom: #7
Personal freedom: #21
Regulatory freedom: #30

Change from 2012: +4

16. Kansas

Fiscal freedom: #3
Personal freedom: #24
Regulatory freedom: #4

Change from 2012: +9

15. South Carolina

Fiscal freedom: #23
Personal freedom: #19
Regulatory freedom: #13

Change from 2012: +5

14. Wyoming

Fiscal freedom: #21
Personal freedom: #32
Regulatory freedom: #3

Change from 2012: 0

13. North Dakota

Fiscal freedom: #15
Personal freedom: #35
Regulatory freedom: #6

Change from 2012: -2

12. Nevada

Fiscal freedom: #25
Personal freedom: #3
Regulatory freedom: #22

Change from 2012: -2

11. Colorado

Fiscal freedom: #22
Personal freedom: #2
Regulatory freedom: #25

Change from 2012: +2

10. Arizona

Fiscal freedom: #16
Personal freedom: #14
Regulatory freedom: #17

Change from 2012: +6

9. Iowa

Fiscal freedom: #30
Personal freedom: #12
Regulatory freedom: #5

Change from 2012: -3

8. Florida

Fiscal freedom: #4
Personal freedom: #36
Regulatory freedom: #20

Change from 2012: -1

7. Idaho

Fiscal freedom: #8
Personal freedom: #45
Regulatory freedom: #1

Change from 2012: +1

6. Tennessee

Fiscal freedom: #2
Personal freedom: #42
Regulatory freedom: #14

Change from 2012: -3

5. South Dakota

Fiscal freedom: #3
Personal freedom: #46
Regulatory freedom: #7

Change from 2012: -4

4. Indiana

Fiscal freedom: #26
Personal freedom: #6
Regulatory freedom: #2

Change from 2012: 0

3. Oklahoma

Fiscal freedom: #5
Personal freedom: #30
Regulatory freedom: #10

Change from 2012: +2

2. Alaska

Fiscal freedom: #11
Personal freedom: #7
Regulatory freedom: #12

Change from 2012: +7

(Photo via Sam Diephuis via Getty Images)

1. New Hampshire

Fiscal freedom: #1
Personal freedom: #9
Regulatory freedom: #29

Change from 2012: +1

For more details on the criteria used in the ranking click on the link below.

On the Map you can click on your state for more detailed information.

 http://www.freedominthe50states.org/?utm_source=Cato+Institute+Emails&utm_campaign=39b6f3cf6d-50States&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_395878584c-39b6f3cf6d-141703414&mc_cid=39b6f3cf6d&mc_eid=b22ba5ace9

For future reference this information is available on the main page of the website at:
www.fctpcommunity.org

It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.

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Comment by Jean on August 23, 2016 at 3:14am

I hope that every person on this site votes OUT Rubio this primary. We NEED to set the brushfire that no other group has had the guts to set across the country. We don't change DC by keeping all the same players in place yet state after state, race after race, the same people have been re-elected in each primary. Rachel Maddow has laughed for months as each person on both the democrat and republican side has won their primary even though their approval ratings are abysmal. Are we going to put in Rubio who won't listen to us as they change our healthcare? Are we going to support the tea party/Rick Scott part of the party or the Jeb Bush/Rubio establishment? Are we going to allow Jeb to pick our candidates and then drive out all competition because he knows best for us? WE THE PEOPLE have the ability to stop Jeb and all it takes is a vote for Beruff. 

Also send this video to all of your elderly friends in Florida - it's the video that dropped Rubio to third in NH - every union group had it posted. It's the video that Murphy WILL play over and over until November. 

Marco Rubio in 2011: Medicare ‘Weakened Us As People,’ Made Us Lazy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqrRkKmYhrM

Rubio LIED to each of us - many of us personally over handshakes. Rubio doesn't deserve a $174,000 yearly salary of OUR hard earned money when he doesn't even go to work and doesn't hold town halls or listen to us on issues affecting our families. 

TOGETHER we CAN set that brushfire of freedom - again - vote Beruff!!!!!!

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