Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd-most extensive (170,300 km²), the 3rd-most populous (21,312,211 inhabitants) and the 8th-most densely populated (148.4/km²) of the U.S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populous urban area. Tallahassee is the state's capital.
Conferences and Conventions
Measures of Freedom
2014: Overall rank: 8, fiscal policy rank: 4, regulatory policy rank: 19, personal freedom rank: 36, economic freedom rank: 6
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 1058
Provides various examples of "free speech zone" incidents as well as reactions in the U.S. and overseas
Discusses the attempts by Al Gore to annul Florida's Electoral College votes in the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the benefits of the resulting crisis if the Florida legislature were to act to name the electors (as provided for in the Constitution)
Considers whether banning guns would reduce crime, citing studies, articles and statistics that show the apparent paradox that gun-control laws tend to increase crime and violence, and explores some reasons for the continued increase in violent crime
Focuses primarily on Lott's More Guns, Less Crime (1998): what led him to write it, approving, critical and other reviews and interpretations of the data presented
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