The Bluegrass State

Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Although styled as the "State of Kentucky" in the law creating it, Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts). Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state to join the United States. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.

Birthplace of

David Boaz, David Boaz, in Mayfield, on 29 Aug 1953
Abraham Lincoln, in Sinking Spring Farm, on 12 Feb 1809

Home To

Libertarian Party of Kentucky, Louisville

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Kentucky | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 41, fiscal policy rank: 28, regulatory policy rank: 28, personal freedom rank: 50, economic freedom rank: 32
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers, Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 115


Give Me Liberty [PDF], by Rose Wilder Lane, 1936
Originally published as an article titled "Credo" in the Saturday Evening Post; describes her experiences in and history of Soviet Russia and Europe, contrasting them with the history of the United States, emphasizing the individualist themes
"Consider the settlement of Kentucky. ... The government wished to curb and restrain western settlement; it went too fast, it was too lawless, it threatened rebellion against the United States and trouble with Spain. ... And Judge Henderson saw a chance to make a fortune. He sold Kentucky land to the settlers, on credit, and he would have made a fortune if they had paid for it. They didn't; they drove off his installment collectors with guns."

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kentucky" as of 31 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.