Kansas ranked 17.
Thankfully, the study didn't score Obama's 57 states.
From the KC Metro News Monitor:
"The Mercatus Center at George Mason University measured freedom using an individual-rights framework, ranking New Hampshire number one.Like that's problem?
Rounding out the top five, South Dakota placed second, followed by Indiana, Idaho and Missouri.
Government spending is relatively low in Missouri, the study finds, noting nonfuel, nonseverance taxes are 8.8 percent of personal income. However, marijuana sentencing is “extremely harsh,” the authors write."
This interactive map shows the obvious: the bluest of deep blue states rank the least free.
As a result, denizens of those states are exiting en masse to states with fewer regulations, less taxes and more jobs.