Why America Is Less Free

In Analysis by Michael Rae

Today (November 9, 2022) is World Freedom Day, which began in 2001 to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe.
U.S. government officials like to preach about liberty to people in other countries, especially when they travel overseas. But the United States could do much more to advance freedom at home, and be the role model for liberty worldwide.
Table 1 lists four data-driven world indexes on freedom and government accountability, and it shows the U.S. rankings. By any measure, the United States could improve.
Table 1. The downward spiral of U.S.

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