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Land of the Free-est


Guest comic strip by Awut:

Based off the "Which country has the most freedom" articles in the news recently. (us Americans were very upset that we weren't ranked #1 :'D )

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/nz-leads-worldwide-in-human-freedom-5314956
http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/publications/ch3-an-index-of-freedom-in-the-world.pdf (pdf)


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Artwork and joke by Awut http://awutcomic.com/

20th March 2013

Tagged in Netherlands Hong Kong New Zealand America Wales

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1 month ago #9392776        
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@Zeust, as in most things, everything you mention varies by jurisdiction. The USA is an actual federal state. Each individual US state has a parallel jurisdiction to the over-arching jurisdiction of the USA. Where there are no federal laws, state law holds. In many cases, where there are federal laws, state law can supersede, depending on how the federal law is written. Every example you give actually has 51 different variations (one for each state and then a 51st for those territories that are under exclusively Federal jurisdiction). In some cases, the variations can be in complete opposition to each other. General statements about law in the USA are less likely to be true than for general statements about law over the entire extent of Europe.



8 days ago #9401122        
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FREEDOM!*


*terms and conditions may apply

Lol that's America for you.



1 month ago #9392592        
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Bogus.



2 months ago #9383726        
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The United States is a major home-schooling country --many European countries don't allow it.
The Americans are suspicious of Social engineering programmes in the state school systems.
Some States-- mainly in the West -- are not in the news because the people keep a low profile, however they are extremely libertarian.
Their motto is, "I love my country, but I don't trust my government." leave them and their guns alone, and they are good neighbors.



2 months ago #9376982        
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And now it's Hong Kong! (America is in 12th place)



2 months ago #9376393        
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Despite the fact what makes a criminal a criminal is that he violates the law. the Democrats think that by making more repressive laws they can stop crime. Then they blame the loss of freedom on the Republicans.
Also the more your government does for you the freedom you have.



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3 months ago #9370698        
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I once saw this image of the American flag overlaid with the text "FREEDOM*". It was the most on-point thing ever.
*Terms and conditions may apply
I think the main thing holding back freedom in America is religion. This affects e.g. freedom of sexuality and the bodily autonomy of pregnant women. Also I recently read that America can force pills down your throat if you're on trial and they think you can't understand the case without the pills.



5 months ago #9349103        
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Actually @Netherlands, you were first in the tally for 'personal freedom'.



5 months ago #9343823        
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It was bound to happen. After all, we are still horribly divided on the homosexual marriages issues. And I think feminine equality issues are making a comeback.



5 months ago #9341173        
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Hong Kong actually exists as a character! unfortunately all its foreign affairs are China's so I guess this will be a one shot
*sob*



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