I have written a program based on the 'Freedom in the 50 States' study at Mercatus Center.
The 'State Freedom Calculator' lets you modify the weights of the study and re-rank the states based on your personal preferences.
It also includes graphs so you can see how your priorities stack up against each other as well as compare multiple states graphically side by side.
My contribution to the 'Which State' argument:
Just because a State is 'freest' for one person does NOT mean it will feel like the 'freest' for you.
In fact, if everybody indeed does move to New Hampshire
you will only end up with the same thing you have right now... a bunch of different people all living in the same place
Let's face it, our nation is divided politically, socially and economically. Issues like medical marijuana, gay marriage and gun ownership have driven an irreconcilable wedge that makes it uncomfortable, if not impossible for some citizens of this country to live in the same jurisdiction as other citizens. What is the solution?
What's the problem? Why can't all citizens of this nation live together in harmony? Does it really affect a person in Texas if somebody marries somebody of the same sex in California? Does it really bother you if I smoke pot in a restaurant 1000 miles away? I understand my rights end where yours begin but let's be reasonable. At the same time, I respect your right to live in a community where certain standards are upheld. You can make it illegal to chew gum and walk at the same time for all I care. I also understand that this may pose a problem when I travel from State to State. I am willing to deal with that border when I cross it.
There's a bigger problem than State laws though... the erosion of State Powers by the Federal Government. Do you ever wonder how crap like the Patriot Act and the more recent NDAA gets slipped by 'We the People'? We can certainly all agree that we don't want an Orwellian society where an omnipotent Federal Government peers into every facet of our lives using virtual and physical technology. How is it that now I can be arrested and my constitutional rights suspended? I thought those rights were inalienable?
I believe the Federal Government is able to get away with it because they have forced us to live together in a state of constant conflict. Remember, were never going to agree on certain topics.
Now, were all dependent on the Federal Government for equality and justice.
Would a State not be stronger at the Federal level if they could all agree on a common set of beliefs and rules?
Will it solve our differences? Absolutely NOT! But it's ok to be different. That's exactly why our country was founded in the first place. Tolerance.
I'm not in favor of splitting up the Union. I am in favor of reducing the size and influence of the Federal Government.
For as long as we all live on the same land mass, we will have common interest that are worth preserving with a constitutional bond.
But by and large Federal jobs should move to the State level and only for those States that want to pay for them. You're always free to move.
The State Freedom Calculator will allow you to customize more than 126 variables and choose your place to live based on your preferences.
If everybody would use it, the result would be a natural migration that will at the least consolidate your votes at the Federal level.
The program is free
, and feedback is appreciated. http://www.kzuv.com/freestate