July 4th always makes me ponder the meaning of freedom, like, TRUE ABIDING kickass FREEDOM.
I’m talking about, cradling a bald eagle and standing in amber waves of grain like…
Plenty of articles claim that we’re not as free as we think—see 10 reasons the U.S. is no longer the land of the free @ The Washington Post, which asks:
At what point does the reduction of individual rights in our country change how we define ourselves?
The article cites things like the PATRIOT Act, which enabled various governmental security measures that would typically be considered an infringement of constitutional rights.