Ohio Ranks Low for Personal Freedom

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Ohioans are known for their love of funnel cakes and sporting heartbreak. But a new study says we could use a double order of personal freedom, a fact which begs for a new license plate slogan: "First in Flight, Last in Freedom."

The Buckeye State ranks 42nd in the nation in terms of our civil liberties, according to a report by the folks at George Mason University, who will study anything rather than get a job.

Among our endearing weaknesses: state-authorized sobriety checkpoints, “draconian” smoking bans, high taxes on everything from cigarettes to liquor to schools, and lack (for the moment) of legal gambling opportunities.

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