I’ve written about cities people live in and the cool factor. There is much to consider with respect to the culture, scene, and people. But major laws that affect our lives tend to go with the state we live in. Recent news has reminded me of how important this is. Events such as forced examinations for pregnant women, the shooting of Trayvon Martin versus vigilante gun laws, and laws such as the death penalty are all ones that could either directly affect us or contradict our own philosophical principles.