So You Think You’re Free?

This is truly frightening.

Filosofa's Word

So you think the U.S. is the shining example of freedom throughout the world, the ‘home of the brave, land of the free’.  Well, we may not be as free as you think.  And if we stay on the path we have been following for the past three months, we may sink even lower on the Human Freedom Index, a ranking of the state of human freedom in the world based on a broad measure that encompasses personal, civil, and economic freedoms, co-published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute, and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

“There are currently 123 democracies in the world of all 192 countries. The most basic measure of democracy is electoral efficacy. If a nation has free and fair elections, coupled by competing parties with varied representative interests, it can be classified as a democracy.” – Borgen Magazine, 2013

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