Originally Posted by MrInsanePolack
We have less than 3 million people statewide, with a population density of 56 people per square mile.
... We like freedom here, not big government.
Best not to scoff at the crowded, regulated states, Mr IP.
We have over 7 billion people in the world now, growing faster than any time in history. Look at China and India - the way they live is our future. Not culturally, but logistically - that's how things will go with the weight of increasing population. The more people you have in a cramped area, the more rules are needed to maintain orderly society and prevent anarchy.
In truth, many of the most important freedoms in our real lives have nothing to do with rules - it's more a matter of being free to go places and obtain services without spending half your life in a queue ...