I wonder if the word "freedom" is tossed around so frequently in our society that if it's become a cliche.
The idea of freedom is complex and all-encompassing. It's the idea that emails and phone records of Americans should remain free from government search and seizure. It's the idea that the individual must be free from government control. To be reliant on no one, other than the author of destiny.
Those reliant on government are not truly free.