Maybe the best protection for our freedom is an informed and educated voting public.
There is an ever growing and well organized anti-education, anti-intellectual, and anti-science sentiment in the US that has given social and political legitimacy to what historically has been a loose collection of paranoid conspiracy freaks.
AGW Deniers and Creationists represent the modern incarnation of Flat Earthers. They are also the social and political voice for everyone who thinks that vaccines cause autism, that the moon landing was a hoax, and that there are thousands-of-years old secret societies of crazed power-mongers who effectively manipulate the world's governments and economies through their control over education, science, and the media.
I'm not sure what the best survival strategy might be, but intentionally becoming more stupid than everyone else in the world is probably the worst strategy.
jim z --
>> I personally don't want my tax money spent on condom<<
So, your ideal model would be something like America's Bible Belt.
And, what does make the country look like?
America’s Bible Belt is also:
America’s Divorce Belt;
America’s Homicide Belt;
America’s HIV Belt;
America’s Chlamydia Belt;
America’s Gonorrhea Belt;
America’s Syphilis Belt;
America’s Teen Pregnancy Belt, and;
America’s Illiteracy Belt.
You must really hate America.