Freedom is the right of a people to choose how they will be governed. The U.S. Constitution was written to give a free people the means to govern themselves. It was never meant to be rules and regulations that one must follow.
American freedom depends on its people. Its people must govern themselves and obeying the moral obligations of law. The moral climate in America has fallen into decay. People feel that they are owned things rather than working hard for them. It has resulted in a belief that the government should provide for us.
Americans have allowed their government to "come to their aid" in the name of helping people get what they should have. This started with the New Deal, where the government set up programs to help people get jobs. It all sounded good but it was the beginning of the end for American freedoms.
Helping people obtain jobs and have the basic needs belongs in the hands of individual Americans, in our churches, in our charitable organizations that are run by individuals and groups of Americans not be government. When a people fail to keep government from making laws that infringe on human rights then freedom begins to crumble.
We have come down this socialist road so far that there does not seem to be a way to stop it. President Obama campaigned for change. His meaning of change seems to be to destroy American freedoms. If the American people do not wake up soon we will never be able to stop this path of destruction of our American freedoms.