Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Economically Free States

                The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday comes from Logan Albright at Freedom Works:  “economically free states are the most successful.”  In his interesting article of the same title, Mr. Albright explains why Texas, Florida, New Hampshire, and South Dakota “finished near the stop of the pack” of a report grading the economic freedom of states.  The states have the freedom to make their own laws and regulations; those with laws and regulations that encourage economic freedom are more successful because “people generally flock to locations where they can get a good job, raise their children as they please, and afford a decent standard of living….”

                Mr. Albright concluded his article:  “Any way you look at it, more economic freedom translates into better communities with more opportunity.  Americans are silently acknowledging this fact by voting with their feet, even if they continue to vote for progressive policies at the ballot box.  The laboratories of democracy are working as our founders intended, showing the country which policies succeed and which fail.  Now we just have to wake people up enough to realize it, and spread the prosperity of Texas, Florida, and North Dakota to the rest of the nation.”

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