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RE: The US is no longer in the top 25 for individual freedom

I see what you mean and don't doubt what your sources say. But I might add one thing.

A society is free in proportion to the ability of its members to exercise self-control. A people with little self control will need more 'policiing'. In a perfect society, you wouldn't need police since everyone would want to behave themselves. And would do so. Mechanisms other than vioience would be needed to mediate the inevitable disputes.

The politics of me-firstism from the right AND left just makes it worse.

Don't forget to ADD that the US Incarceration Rate is among the highest on the planet.

If you look at the LINK, It would be interesting to chart the politics of those states having a HIGHER than USA Average incarcertaion rate V the remainder. US rates very highly by this measure, which is to say, poorly for personal freedom....which people seem unable to cope with.

I wonder where China lies on this measure?
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Edits: 02/16/21

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