Academia's utopian worldview often looks good in a classroom setting but, as real life has demonstrated over and over again, the laws of nature and nature's God still rule the universe - chaotic as it seems at times. America's "freedom labratories" - the states - demonstrate this in very practical ways:
. . . the freest states tended to be conservative "red" states, while the least free were liberal "blue" states.
The freest state overall, the researchers concluded, was North Dakota, followed by South Dakota, Tennessee, New Hampshire and Oklahoma. The least free state by far was New York, followed by California, New Jersey, Hawaii and Rhode Island.
Americans are gravitating toward states that have less-intrusive governments.