U.S. Falls To 20th In Freedom Ranking

Every year a group of think tanks get together and rand the levels of freedom in countries around the world.

The US has been slipping downwards since 2000. Last year we ranked 17th in the world for liberty but this year has seen the US slip another three places and we now rank 20th.

It would be easy for the Democrats to blame the Republicans for this and for the Republicans to blame the Democrats, but the the reality of the matter is that both parties are complicit in this. The War on Drugs, the War on Terror and the laws designed to support those efforts such as The patriot Act have been supported by both parties. The net result is that we, as a people, are losing our freedoms…quickly.

At what point do we decide enough is enough and work together to stop that loss and work towards regaining those freedoms? If we don’t start to act soon it may well be too late.

For those who are interested, there is an article on the rankings here.  And (drum roll please) here is the listing from this year’s report:

1. Hong Kong
2. Switzerland
3. Finland
4. Denmark
5. New Zealand
6. Canada
7. Australia
8. Ireland
9. United Kingdom
10. Sweden
11. Norway
12. Austria
12. Germany
14. Iceland
14. Netherlands
16. Malta
17. Luxembourg
18. Chile
19. Mauritius
And then finally..
20. United States

Just after the U.S.,
21. Czech Republic
22. Estonia
22. Belgium
24. Taiwan
25. Portugal

 

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2 thoughts on “U.S. Falls To 20th In Freedom Ranking

  1. “Necessity is the creed of the tyrant and the plea of the slave.” – William Pitt

    “What could be better for slave owners than slaves who think they’re free? This is the greatest trick ever pulled: a nation of slaves who think they’re free. Slaves must be fed, housed, even clothed. But if they must feed, house, and clothe themselves as ‘payment’ for their work, this removes burden from the slave owner—while the same work is performed and accomplished, to the benefit of the slave owner. The best part is that slaves who think they’re free will never work to end their slavery. They will look down on those who do not work. To work to end their slavery, they must first learn they are slaves. This is the hardest task of all: to free their minds.”
    ― Robert Peate

    As usual, I thought I had something to say, but wiser men than I said it first.

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