Compare the “Freedom Index” of the Southern states to that of those states that invaded The South. Even after 150 years, the Northern states are still in the business of oppressing people. Frankly, I am surprised to see this much variation, given the fact that so many from the North have moved down here and brought their ways with them. Be sure to read the original article and see where your own state lies in the survey. This study was conducted by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
Thanks go to National Policy Institute for their post bringing this to my attention.