Florida Is Looking Better And Better For Conservatives

Florida is currently experiencing the highest rate of domestic immigration in the country, putting a huge stamp of approval on the state’s moves to keep the madness plaguing much of the country out of the state.

Florida ranks as the best state in the U.S. for both fiscal and economic freedom. The libertarian Cato Institute’s “Freedom in the 50 States” index gave the nod to the Sunshine State for the second straight year.

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis was quick to tweet the news. Besides the top ranking for fiscal and economic matters, Florida ranked second in both education freedom and overall freedom in the country.

Part of the Cato Institute’s conclusions came from the aggressive way the state stood behind business freedoms during the pandemic. While much of the country raced to lock doors, the Republican-led state took the lead in permitting companies to make individualized and common sense choices.

The Institute defined freedom as the ability of individuals to “dispose of their lives, liberties, and property as they see fit, so long as they do not infringe on the rights of others.”

Much of the state’s high ranking came from its government limiting taxation and debt. The report noted that tax collections, government consumption, and obligations are all lower than the national average.

In DeSantis’ state of the state address earlier this year that opened the 2022 legislative session, he declared the state to be the freest in the nation. He called Florida “freedom’s vanguard” and criticized those that crush their citizens under high taxes and oppressive regulations.

As more and more conservatives decide to pick up and head to Florida, the state appears to be strengthening the Republican majority, which — hopefully — will assure a safe space for those who want to maintain some semblance of the America now being destroyed by the left.