The Wolverine State

Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. The state's name originates from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 states, with the 11th most extensive total area, and is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River. Michigan has a population of about 10 million. Its capital is Lansing and its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation's most populous and largest metropolitan economies.

Birthplace of

R. W. Bradford, Raymond William Bradford, on 20 Sep 1947
Voltairine de Cleyre, Voltairine de Claire, in Leslie, on 17 Nov 1866
F. A. Harper, Floyd Arthur Harper, in Middleville, on 7 Feb 1905
Leonard Read, Leonard Edward Read, in Hubbardston, on 26 Sep 1898
David J. Theroux, in Lansing, on 1949

Deathplace of

Henry Grady Weaver, in Detroit, on 3 Jan 1949

Conferences and Conventions

Libertarian Party of Michigan, 2006 State Convention, in Chelsea, on 13 May 2006
Libertarian Party of Michigan, LPM Convention 2005, in Mt. Pleasant, from 23 Apr to 24 Apr 2005

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Michigan | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 24, fiscal policy rank: 18, regulatory policy rank: 15, personal freedom rank: 38, economic freedom rank: 21
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers, Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 667

Articles

Michiganistan?, by Leon Drolet, Liberty, Jun 2003
"The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide on the constitutionality of state sodomy laws and, as a Michigan state legislator, I support repeal of this state's laws. Violators of Michigan's felony law can be penalized with 15 years of imprisonment and can even be sentenced to five years for engaging in oral sex."
Related Topic: Freedom of Religion

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