Part of being an American is saying that you love freedom.
We sing songs about freedom. We worship freedom. We wear denim jackets and bandanas and say “freedom isn’t free.” We all love freedom, and we’ll fight tooth and nail anyone who tries to stomp on freedom. We fight terrorists because terrorists are enemies of freedom. We’re also certain that the political party we don’t belong to is out to take our freedom.
But we don’t really love freedom. I used to think that the differences between American political parties were deep and cavernous. But they aren’t. Every Federalist, Jacksonian, Whig, Democrat and Republican has not really loved freedom.
I used to think I was a libertarian. But then I realized that I hate freedom too. Continue Reading…