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The Most Free Nation in the World?

As most of us know, the United States has had the most freedom any nations enjoyed in history

however, is it still that way right now?

With all of the citizens' liberty being taken away, is USA still the most free nation in the world?

If not, what is it? Canada??



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Liberty is a new concept, unknown to most

cultures of the world. All countries have histories of serial Authoritarian regimes. The people have always been ruled, it's in their religions, their tribal customs, their political establishments, very national identities.

Few people even today can comprehend the advantages of liberty. Most still believe they must be ruled by a higher caste of special people with supposedly superior knowledge and motives than the average person.

In this country the concept of liberty had a short run, poorly understood by most Americans. The work we do in the Liberty movement is ground breaking. The N.A.P. is a radical new concept absolutely unknown in earlier times. We won't find a country anywhere that honors it. We have to carry the message with us wherever we go.

Rose Wilder Lane's The Discovery of Freedom traces the earliest concepts of freedom in human history up through her lifetime, in a delightfully written summary.

Iceland

the new prez in iceland arrested the banksters, forgave the people of the banker debt, gave the EU the finger and is advising the PIGS to do the same. The dude is Fantastic on civil liberties...not sure where he is on sound money but..he is awesome. Check him out!

We are somewhere around #16

I remember reading an article on this very thing about a year ago.
We were nowhere near #1, but as I remember somewhere in the teens, and the article explained it's observations very convincingly.

By now I'd guess we're about #20, but WE are going to change all that!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Try opening a business...

Try opening a business... Freedom?

Don't pay your income or property taxes and see how free you are!

Not Canada, guns are banned

Not Canada, guns are banned everywhere except the us, Switzerland and I think Sweden.

"Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear." - Benjamin Franklin

Freedom is all relative. I

Freedom is all relative.

I could argue that the Nigerians or the Sudanese have the most freedom. No government restrictions, no regulatoins, no taxes. But the brutality of the country leaves the people unable to enjoy their freedom.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Agreed.....

Agreed.....

The most free nation in the

The most free nation in the world? I'm not so sure. The US has the highest rate of imprisonment out of all the nations of all the world. Even more significant than that, the US has a higher rate of imprisonment than Russia and China combined!

Freedom? Maybe. Prisoners? Definitely.

Adults in "the land of the free" still do not even have the freedom to choose for themselves whether or not they play poker online. Mexico has that freedom. Canada has it. Many dozens of countries have that freedom. US citizens don't.

There's lots of freedom talk in the US, but I'm not so sure that people really mean it.

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"Sadly, Americans are far less free than many others..." Dr Paul

When money is controlled then so is everything else - without sound money one is certainly not free. Unsound money is the financial tyranny that was the slave driver of the 20th century.

And if labor is taxed, then the government not only enslaves people and steals a part of their labor, but assumes that it must know every little thing about everyone's lives in order to collect such a tax.

"Sadly, Americans are far less free than many others around the world when it comes to protecting themselves against the rapidly depreciating US Dollar. Mexican workers can set up accounts denominated in ounces of silver and take tax free deliver of that silver whenever they want. In Singapore and other Asian countries individuals can set up bank accounts denominated in gold and silver. Debit cards can be linked to gold and silver accounts so that customers can use gold and silver to make point of sale transactions; a service which is only available to non-Americans."

- Dr. Ron Paul, Texas Straight Talk 8/13/12

http://youtu.be/37f-EKeIifc#t=1m42s

Great post! We need you in

Great post! We need you in Tampa!