Apollo's Artifacts

Joshua Smith

Future Strategic Issues/Future Warfare 2025 aka The NASA War Document is the third and final entry in a trilogy of documents that I am covering and analyzing. The first two were: Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars (1979, 1986) and The Report from Iron Mountain (1967).

Some have seen these three documents as examples of 4th generation asymmetric warfare. Others have taken them in a conspiratorial interpretation so that they think the U.S. populace is under assault from the deep state or shadow government. Many times they link this to the Bilderberg Group, the Illuminati, or the New World Order.

I think each of these documents, though they have important unifying themes, are unique. One appears to be a forgery or fraud, one appears to be a satirical hoax, and this final one is a real document. In my view, Bushnell intended the NASA war document to be a defensive document and not one calling for offensive attacks. In fact, he points this out many times in the document itself wherein he calls for the U.S. defense infrastructure to plan for these types of dystopian future attacks.

Although I find all three documents disturbing to one degree or another, this final document is the most disturbing of all. Seeing the ways in which nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, cybernetics, biotoxins, smart dust, and other over the horizon technology can be used to attack innocents.

The final component will be "The NASA War Document". There are important and notable unifying themes across all three documents: concerns regarding overpopulation, eugenics, population control, the idea of keeping the public dumbed-down and distracted, poisoning the water and food supply, suggestions of the existence of highly advanced far out technology, and finally all three attempt to be perhaps overly comprehensive.

In terms of the authenticity or provenance of the documents, I come down on this like this: the first document SWFQW is likely a hoax, the second document The Report from Iron Mountai..

A reading and analysis of the document called 'The Report from Iron Mountain'. This will be Part II in a 3 part series with the final one on 'The NASA War Document'. The first was on 'Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars'.

In 1967 the Dial Press published The Report from Iron Mountain which went on to be a New York Times bestseller. This document attained a second run of wide circulation with the publication of William Milton Cooper's (or just Bill Cooper's) underground conspiracy bestseller "Behold A Pale Horse".

This document reveals a secret plan to engage in biological warfare against the populace. It mentions the use of poisons or toxins in the water and food supply in order to reduce population perhaps through damaging fertility.

This document was an example of dark humor or cynical satire in the mold of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. The Report from Iron Mountain was a response to the Vietnam War and followed the Gulf of Tonkin incident and the theatrical release of Dr. Strangelove. I point out in this video that Section 8 is the key.

I mention the possibility that some components of this hoaxed or fraudulent document have since gone operational and this is paralleled in the Michael Crichton's 1987 book 'Sphere'. Among the strange things called for in Lewin's text, is the idea of a massively spending deep space program that was to build a colony on Mars and use that as a staging area for a trip to Jupiter.

The final component will be "The NASA War Document". There are important and notable unifying themes across all three documents: concerns regarding overpopulation, eugenics, population control, the idea of keeping the public dumbed-down and distracted, poisoning the water and food supply, suggestions of the existence of highly advanced far out technology, and finally all three attempt to be perhaps overly comprehensive.

In terms of the authenticity or provenance of the documents, I come down on this like this: the first document SWFQW is likely a ..

A reading and analysis of the document called 'Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars'. This will be Part I in a 3 part series with the next two being on The Report from Iron Mountain and the last one on The NASA War Document.

In 1986 a document came to light known as Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars. The document reportedly had been compiled in 1979 and was presented at a meeting marking the 25th anniversary of the start of World War III. This document first attained wide circulation with the publication of William Milton Cooper's (or just Bill Cooper's) underground conspiracy bestseller Behold A Pale Horse.

This document reveals a secret plan to engage in biological warfare against the populace. It mentions the use of poisons or toxins in the water and food supply in order to reduce population perhaps through damaging fertility.

This document was supposedly found inside an IBM copier machine which had been sold as a surplus item. Others have claimed it was a Xerox copier. Multiple authors have been asserted over the years as well: Hartford van Dyke, the Unabomber, and even Bill Cooper himself...a claim about which I am very dubious.

Supposedly this document was presented in 1979 memorializing a meeting of the "international elite" at the Hotel de Bilderberg from whence the name of the Bilderberg Group first originated (in 1954). Others simply refer to this group as the Illuminati, the New World Order, and so on.

The next entry in this 3 part series will be on "The Report from Iron Mountain" and the final component will be "The NASA War Document". There are important and notable unifying themes across all three documents: concerns regarding overpopulation, eugenics, population control, the idea of keeping the public dumbed-down and distracted, poisoning the water and food supply, suggestions of the existence of highly advanced far out technology, and finally all three attempt to be perhaps overly comprehensive.

In terms of the authenticity or provenance of the docum..

"I have here in my hand a list..."

The Venona Papers and Senator Joseph McCarthy

Senator Joseph McCarthy's life was ultimately cut short at the age of 47. Driven to severe alcoholism from massive media abuse. His name has been mud in history books, tv, and film ever since. Delivering such slurs as: McCarthyism, McCarthyite, red-scare, red-baiting, and the McCarthy Era. However, the reality is that Joe was right and everyone else was either wrong or part of a plot to conceal the truth.

Many of McCarthy's charges and many, many more beyond that have been conclusively been proven to be true following the revelation of the of the Venona Project. In the Venona files, one finds intercepted KGB and U.S. spy communications which show that the Soviet infiltration of the U.S. was beyond anything imaged by McCarthy himself. McCarthy was not aware of these captured communiques.

Although McCarthy did disrupt the lives of many people who were very low level spies, he was in broad strokes correct in his assertions. Many of the specific details were wrong but his name has been wrongfully slandered by leftwing historians far out of proportion with that. This is all too predictable because Hollywood is loaded with far left progressives who harbor sympathies for socialism and communism to a very disturbing degree. The same goes for educators as the U.S. education system has long since been under the sway of political leftists. The intentional distortions get even worse when one reads the works of university professors who far more often than obfuscate the truth about KGB spies and their U.S. collaborators.

Sources Cited:
Setting the Record on Joe McCarthy Straight - https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/212053/setting-record-joe-mccarthy-straight-harvey-klehr
Most-hated Senator Was Right - http://www.wnd.com/2000/02/4020/
Venona Files - http://www.conservapedia.com/Venona_files
McCarthy's Legacy Still Misportrayed by Media after Venona Disclosure - https://www.newsmax.com/BernieRee..

45 Communist Goals for America as set out in 'The Naked Communist' and read into the Congressional record in 1963.

Many claim that the 45 communist goals were first in a copy of the Naked Communist in 1958, however, I was unable to find them in that edition. The first edition in which I was able to find the 45 goals was a 1961 edition.

Nevertheless, the 45 goals were put together based upon W. Cleon Skousen's FBI work and infiltration of communist meetings. The goals are also sometimes only referred to as the Current Communist Goals.

Some have charged that the goals are merely a conspiracy theory and others have said that the list is a forgery rooted in a fevered imagination. I thought that in light of the 10 planks of the communist manifesto, it would be important to review this list of goals as well.

By my count, I find that about 30 out of the 45 goals have been attained to some extent. As to whether or not the original list was authentic or not I cannot say. Some of them seem to be a projection regarding things that would upset a conservative religious person but others seem to align well with what socialists and communists would actually want to attain in the U.S. in order to establish communism and transfer it into the USSA.

Sources Cited:
The Naked Communist - https://www.amazon.com/Naked-Communist-Political-Freedom/dp/148267789X
45 Communist Goals - http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/watchwomanonthewall/2011/04/the-45-communist-goals-as-read-into-the-congressional-record-1963.html
Current Goals of Communism - https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-09-06-these-are-the-45-goals-of-communisms-takeover-of-america-more-than-half-have-already-been-achieved.html
The 45 Declared Goals of Communism - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1561529/posts
Paul Skousen - The Naked Socialist - https://www.amazon.com/Naked-Socialist-Paul-B-Skousen/dp/0910558736

Disclaimer: All information presented is in the interest of education, commentary, and criticism. As such, ..

How many of the ten planks of the Communist Manifesto are currently in place in the United States?

In this entry, I cover Karl Marx's ten planks as set out in the Communist Manifesto. The Manifesto was put together in 1848 by Marx but primarily at the behest of his friend and supplier of funds Friedrich Engels. Some consider it a collaborative work, however, Engels always gave full credit to Marx.
I am analyzing this from a realistic libertarian perspective, which I think is different than the typical view offered. The ten planks are often discussed in a rather hysterical fashion by conservatives and libertarians who seem to want to claim that all ten planks are in place in the U.S. or that 8 or 9 have been fulfilled already.
I offer a more optimistic outlook and find that only 4 of the 10 are currently in place. Moreover, 2 of the 4 really one has to stretch it a bit to get it over the line of saying 'Yes'. That being said, however, I would not really press the point too much if someone were to claim that maybe 5 or 6 are in place to a degree. More importantly, I think all of us who are opposed to both socialism and Marxian communism must realize the need to remain vigilant and watchful. Indeed, it would be best if we could manage to roll back all socialist endeavors and all aspects of Marx's planks which are already in place across the entire Western world.
Something of further import is to consider the planks from a communist perspective. Communists will tell you that the ten planks, even if all are fully instituted, were only Marx's suggestions as to how to transition a nation to a state of socialism. In other words, all ten would not deliver his vision of a communist land. Recall that Marx's view was that once achieved, communism would no longer require a nation-state system as was the current model in the mid-1800s. The State, in other words, would wither away. More than this, communists say that Marx's ten planks are merely a series of "good ideas" or "goo..

Homeschooling is on the rise. And with good reason. Many good reasons. Herein we will take a look at the key statistics related to homeschooling in the United States.

More families on both the left and the right are making the choice to pull their children out of the K-12 public education system. Lots of reasons support such decisions from freedom from State control of content to safety and many others.

The achievement levels of homeschooled students are widely-known to be impressive. This holds across the board for males and females and for all ethnic groups. It is no longer looked upon as solely the domain of Christians who reject the secular ways of public schools.

The most important approach to this subject to first take a look at the statistics and see what may be gleaned from the data.

Sources Cited:

Dr. Brian Ray's Stats and Data - https://www.nheri.org/research-facts-on-homeschooling/
HSLDA Stats - https://hslda.org/content/docs/nche/000010/200410250.asp
Time 4 Learning Stats - https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool/homeschoolstatistics.shtml
Comprehensive Data from A to Z Homeschooling - https://a2zhomeschooling.com/thoughts_opinions_home_school/numbers_homeschooled_students/

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Abortion is one of the most controversial and complex subjects in ethics and politics. In this podcast/video, I discuss the subject and delve into a lot of the statistics that are known both in the United States and worldwide.

This is a recounting of abortion data with all ideology drained from the issue. It is best to approach controversial topics by first getting to the flat facts of the matter rather than emotional reactions in one direction or the other. This video also covers survey responses as to the reasons that abortions were performed which vary from extreme cases to cases that do not neatly fit into expected categories.

These statistics do not include miscarriages but rather all intentionally induced abortions. Medical safety procedures are also a key component and are discussed herein.

Instead of breaking this down into a pro-choice or pro-life debate, I believe the best place to begin is with the data and the facts. From there one can begin to better reason about the subject.

Sources Cited:

CDC Abortion Statistics - https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/data_stats/abortion.htm
Survey Data On Abortion - http://www.abort73.com/abortion_facts/us_abortion_statistics/
Guttmacher Institute Abortion Stats - https://www.guttmacher.org/united-states/abortion
Abortion Clock - http://www.numberofabortions.com/

This presentation and the commentary on and criticism of an article written by Dr. Pesta is intended to be the third component in a series born out of analysis of the historical visions of Vox Day vs Dr. Jordan B. Peterson. The second entry was a presentation of material from Dr. Christian Smith's edited volume called "The Secular Revolution" which sets out the correct historical pattern for interpreting the Enlightenment and many aspects of our contemporary world.

Dr. Duke Pesta takes on the crisis in education which is linked to moral relativism. Pesta's article explains his personal observations and frustrations with the state of education in the U.S. from K-12 and the university system as well. This article was, as far as I am aware, first published by 'The New American' but it has appeared in other places on the internet as well. I would like to bring more attention to the article and hope that everyone will follow the links below for further information.

It is obvious to me from reading this article and listening to Dr. Pesta's numerous appearances on Stefan Molyneux's Freedomain Radio, that he has a very solid grip on the history of the Enlightenment and the Renaissance as well. My previous presentations on the cost of college, problems with post-modernism, and socialism help to fill out the picture that one needs to understand our contemporary landscape.

Sources Cited:

The New American: https://www.thenewamerican.com/
Dr. Pesta's Article, "Moral Relativism and the Crisis of Contemporary Education": https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/372-moral-relativism-and-the-crisis-of-contemporary-education
Another source: https://standupforthetruth.com/2012/07/moral-relativism-the-crisis-of-public-education/
Heartland Institute: https://www.heartland.org/about-us/who-we-are/dr-duke-pesta
FPA or Freedom Project Academy: https://fpeusa.org/
Freedomain Radio: https://freedomainradio.com/

Vox Day vs Jordan Peterson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=..

The Secular Revolution
How did the Secular Revolution take place?

In a fantastic edited volume called The Secular Revolution, sociologist Dr. Christian Smith investigates and explains the processes which comprised the slow triumph of atheism over Christian belief. Dr. Smith and numerous sociology colleagues and other professors demonstrate that the common view regarding the Enlightment and the "Dark Ages" is suffused with myths.
This text shows that the modernist claim about which we have all heard so much, Reason vs Faith or Science vs Religion, are historical falsehoods. Contrary to these popular views, the Catholic Church (as just one example) supported not only the Arts but the Sciences as well. Many of the most prominent scientists have been people of faith who also engaged in outstanding scientific and mathematical work.
This view is considered radical within sociology but is becoming increasingly accepted as fact. This is because sociology as a field was in many ways established by activist secularizers who hated religion vehemently. Thus the field has not been particularly open to accepting the idea that many of its founders worked explicitly to undermine the claims of Christianity regarding a host of views regarding humans.
Among Medievalist historians, those who specialize in Late Antiquity, the Dark Age, Reformation, and Enlightenment history, the truth has long been known that the Church helped build Western Civilization and started many universities. This was also noted in Dr. Tom Woods great book How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization.
Whether one is an atheist, agnostic, or an adherent of any number of religions, this is important information to know. Many members of the so-called Intellectual Dark Web propagate the false view of Enlightenment history that disinterested thinkers just saw the facts in an unbiased manner and those facts discounted religion. Much of this view was replicated in a recent interview between Jordan Peterson ..

Are you left brain or right brain?

Left Brain vs Right Brain otherwise known as brain lateralization is a real phenomenon but are some people "left brained" and others "right brained"?

The data appears to be rather straightforward and clear. The lateralization of brain function is an area of research for cognitive scientists, neuro-anatomists, and psychologists. Since Are You Left-Brained or Right-Brained is such a common question, a number of studies have been done to resolve this conundrum.

Many of us have heard these claims over the years. But I think this is one which can be put to rest for good. At least that is what the evidence seems to show. It seems safe to consider this claim to have been debunked.

Brain Lateralization - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateralization_of_brain_function
http://www.allpsychologycareers.com/topics/lateralization-right-brain-left-brain.html
Handedness - http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/brain.html
Why the left-brain vs right-brain myth will probably never die - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/brain-myths/201206/why-the-left-brain-right-brain-myth-will-probably-never-die
Research shows: Left-Brain v Right-Brain is a myth - https://www.livescience.com/39373-left-brain-right-brain-myth.html
Left-brained, right-brained debunked - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130814190513.htm
Cerebral lateralization - https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/veterinary-science-and-veterinary-medicine/lateralization-of-brain-function

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Academic Homogeneity: Leftist Bias in the University

Several recent studies have shown that the university system is laden with leftwing bias. More than this, the studies show that this trend has long been occurring and is getting worse. The old notion that the university is where one goes to have their beliefs challenged is no longer true. If one comes in with a generalized leftist bias from pop culture (products of leftist Hollywood), then none of those ideas are challenged. Rather those ideas are enhanced and deepened once one enters university.
Studies show that leftists far outnumber those on the right. Conservatives are almost nonexistent in many fields and libertarians have only a tiny fraction of the positions held by far leftwing professors. One is far more likely to encounter numerous Marxists, neo-Marxists, Maoists, Leninists, and progressives than any position to the right of center. In fact, many on the left now see the old center as "extreme" or "far right" and often equate such positions with dangerous movements which are potentially violent.
Heterodox Academy is a group of academics working to remedy this situation by attempting to introduce notions of viewpoint diversity and emphasizing freedom of speech and free thought.

Heterodox Academy - https://heterodoxacademy.org/
Homogeneous: The Political Affiliations of Elite Liberal Arts College Faculty - https://www.nas.org/articles/homogenous_political_affiliations_of_elite_liberal
Political Homogeneity in Academia - https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/270194/political-homogeneity-academia-jack-kerwick
8 in 10 British Lecturers are Leftwing - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/03/02/eight-ten-british-university-lecturers-left-wing-survey-finds/
Left-wing Campus Bias Worse Than You Think - http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/left-wing-campus-bias-worse-than-you-thought/

All images, sources, and links are used in the interest of education, commentary, and criticism. All such uses are protected under the..

Vox Day vs Jordan Peterson

A Conflict of Historical Visions

Many people across the political spectrum have been amazed by the meteoric rise to fame and popularity of Dr. Jordan Peterson. This has spawned a number of reactions from both the left and the right. Thus far, none of the leftist reactions have interested nor surprised me regarding Dr. Peterson. However, the analysis and critique advanced by Vox Day has been fascinating.
Jordan Peterson has taken quite the expected beating from the left because he has had the audacity to challenge a few of their sacred beliefs. Vox Day has displayed far less temerity often choosing to goad the left on every significant point. Vox is a very popular author and writer of both fiction and non-fiction works, a successful musician, and video game designer. Vox, like Peterson, also has a high IQ in range of the 150s. As I listen to both Peterson on his channel and Vox on his Darkstreams, I tried to bore down into what the real conflict is between the two.
What I determined is that Vox and Jordan have a deep conflict of visions regarding history (specifically the history of the Medieval and Enlightenment eras), philosophy, and politics. I note that when one brushes away some of the oily invective and ad hominem from Day's Darkstreams, what is found is that his vision of the process of secularization during the Enlightenment is the more historically accurate view.
Recently, there have been a number of former leftists, socialists, and so on who have moved more toward the center left. Many of them are also beginning to refer to themselves as classical liberals or British classical liberals. Vox has mentioned previously that he is idealistically a libertarian but that reality mitigates against that position due to his realist position on number of other topics.
At the philosophical level, Vox has pointed out that his views are that he draws hope from his belief in God. Peterson's philosophy is deeply rooted in the concepts of suff..

According to the relevant data, going to college is a bad idea for most people. The majority of high school freshmen who go on to start college do not make it to the second year at university. Graduation rates are simply abysmal. The "on time" graduation rate for 4, 5, and even 6 year measurements are not good. Even when one looks at the statistics on Associate's degrees, the figures are even worse with graduation rates a bottom-dwelling 5%. Similar stats are found even for graduate school programs when one looks at Master's degrees and Ph.D's. Ph.D programs sometimes expect 5 to 7 years to complete, however the real world data shows that the average is closer to an entire decade. Once completed, university degree holders often end up unemployed or underemployed. Experts find that high-end achievers will do so whether or not they attend university, with one prominent expert stating that such people could be locked in a closet for the 4 years of college and still end up doing well in life later.
Ultimately, the argument I make is that unless one has always dreamed of attending university or there is a specific job field into which one plans to go, don't bother with college. Certain professions, to be sure, require a university degree and if that is the case for you then by all means go, but otherwise you are highly unlikely to "find yourself" in college. What is statistically much more likely is that you will saddled with massive amounts of student loan debt with the individual average being around $37,000 dollars and the U.S. total student loan debt being around $1.48 trillion dollars as of 2018.

Sources Cited:

Most College Students Don't Earn a Degree in 4 Years - https://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/02/education/most-college-students-dont-earn-degree-in-4-years-study-finds.html
The American Council on Education - http://www.acenet.edu/Pages/default.aspx
College Graduation Rates: Behind the Numbers - http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Documents/College-Grad..

People are often fascinated with the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and how it relates to them and their worldview. I count the MBTI as something akin to astrology but for prurient interests decided to make this video to show what some think are the relationships between personality traits and libertarianism.
The best scientific study on libertarians seems to have been done by Dr. Jon Haidt and colleagues which I covered in an earlier video and will link below. I follow up the MBTI-libertarianism investigation with further information that is more reliable and more scientific.

Take A Free Personality Test:
This one is quite good - https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
Another - http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp
Another - http://www.personalitypathways.com/type_inventory.html

Sources Cited and Data Used:

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers%E2%80%93Briggs_Type_Indicator
Personality Test - https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
Lew Rockwell MBTI - https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/12/no_author/what-personality-type-are-you-2/
Jung Typology Test - https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/02/no_author/what-personality-type-are-you/
Gary Gibson's Lew Rockwell Article on MBTI and Libertarians - https://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/01/gary-gibson/myers-briggs-personalities-and-the-peaceful-voluntary-world/
Pew Research Center and Party Affiliation - http://www.people-press.org/topics/political-party-affiliation/
Personality Page - https://www.personalitypage.com/html/political_affil.html
Science Daily on Personality and Political Affiliations - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100609111312.htm

Full Disclosure: I consistently test out as INTJ. Took two different tests ten years ago and then tried two others prior to recording this and on all four my results were the same. Take that for whatever it is worth.

This is the third and final part in a three part series looking into a number of statistical categories in order to arrive at list of top libertarian and bottom (non-, un-, or anti-libertarian) states. Part I will take into account a variety of tax policies, fiscal policies, and other factors. Part II will take into account the Cato Institute's freedom rankings, public integrity, and corruption index ratings from other studies. Part III will take into account a couple of happiness ratings and healthiness ratings and then I present the top states but in no particular order. Finally I list the bottom states that are simply not good places to live for realizing libertarian desires.

Overall I take into account the fact that libertarians are often divided between left and right libertarianism. This generally means some would be more comfortable in a more socially liberal state whereas others would be more comfortable in socially conservative states.

Top Ten States In No Particular Order:
New Hampshire
Texas
Utah (I didn't say this one in the vid, apologies)
Florida
Tennessee
Colorado
North Dakota
South Dakota
Alabama
Alaska

Bottom States:
New York
California
New Jersey
Hawaii
Louisiana
Kentucky
Mississippi

Part I of this series - https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=_G9xnWbNhnk

Part II of this series - https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=xktlveg5dTI

Sources Cited:
CNBC Top 10 Healthiest and Happiest States in the US - https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/23/the-top-10-happiest-and-healthiest-states-in-the-us.html
Happy Planet Index - http://happyplanetindex.org/
World Happiness Report - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Happiness_Report
Wallet Hub's Happiest States in America - https://wallethub.com/edu/happiest-states/6959/

California Quality of Life Ranking - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLniZMrZZrc
Cato Institute's Freedom Index - https://www.freedominthe50states.org/
State Income Taxes - https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-to-be-a-taxpa..

This is the second part in a three part series looking into a number of statistical categories in order to arrive at list of top libertarian and bottom (non-, un-, or anti-libertarian) states. Part I will take into account a variety of tax policies, fiscal policies, and other factors. Part II will take into account the Cato Institute's freedom rankings, public integrity, and corruption index ratings from other studies. Part III will take into account a couple of happiness ratings and healthiness ratings and then I present the top states but in no particular order. Finally I list the bottom states that are simply not good places to live for realizing libertarian desires.

Overall I take into account the fact that libertarians are often divided between left and right libertarianism. This generally means some would be more comfortable in a more socially liberal state whereas others would be more comfortable in socially conservative states.

Part I of this series - https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=_G9xnWbNhnk

Sources Cited:
Tax Foundation Cato Report - https://taxfoundation.org/cato-institute-ranks-50-states
Transparency International - https://www.transparency.org/news/pressrelease/transparency_international_to_launch_corruption_perceptions_index
Corruption Perceptions Index - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_Perceptions_Index
How Free Is Your State? By Nick Gillespie - https://reason.com/blog/2016/08/15/how-free-is-your-state-all-50-states-ran
World Audit Corruption Ratings - http://www.worldaudit.org/corruption.htm
The Center for Public Integrity - https://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/11/09/18822/how-does-your-state-rank-integrity
State Corruption Rankings - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/ranking-the-states-from-most-to-least-corrupt/

Cato Institute's Freedom Index - https://www.freedominthe50states.org/
State Income Taxes - https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-to-be-a-taxpayer/2416/
State Sales Tax Info - https://taxfoundation..

This is the first part in a three part series looking into a number of statistical categories in order to arrive at list of top libertarian and bottom (non-, un-, or anti-libertarian) states. Part I will take into account a variety of tax policies, fiscal policies, and other factors. Part II will take into account the Cato Institute's freedom rankings, public integrity, and corruption index ratings from other studies. Part III will take into account a couple of happiness ratings and healthiness ratings and then I present the top states but in no particular order. Finally I list the bottom states that are simply not good places to live for realizing libertarian desires.

Overall I take into account the fact that libertarians are often divided between left and right libertarianism. This generally means some would be more comfortable in a more socially liberal state whereas others would be more comfortable in socially conservative states.

Sources Cited:
24/7 Wall Street and USA Today - https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/02/16/states-where-americans-are-paying-the-most-taxes/
Turbo Tax High and Low Tax Study - https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/fun-facts/states-with-the-highest-and-lowest-taxes/L6HPAVqSF
Cities with Highest and Lowest Taxes - https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/fun-facts/cities-with-the-highest-and-lowest-taxes/L1E8wY4oL
Tax Foundation - https://taxfoundation.org/state-and-local-sales-tax-rates-in-2017/
Tax Foundation on Major Cities - https://taxfoundation.org/sales-tax-rates-major-cities-midyear-2017/

Cato Institute's Freedom Index - https://www.freedominthe50states.org/
State Income Taxes - https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-to-be-a-taxpayer/2416/
State Sales Tax Info - https://taxfoundation.org/ranking-state-and-local-sales-taxes-0
Best and Worst States for Taxes - https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyle/2016/03/21/the-best-and-worst-states-for-taxes-in-2016/&refURL=https://ww..

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