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Freedom is not about being allowed to “do whatever we want”. America was founded as a special corner of the world where people would have the liberty to search for truth, without any imposed political or religious constraints. Underneath all the practical nation-building mechanics, the Founders of this country were concerned with something that philosophers since Plato have often called “the Good” – some call it God, some call it Reason. America was to be a place where people could work together for the Good. But it seems we no longer recognize this common purpose. Instead, we only demand the ‘freedom’ to protect our excessive comforts and our political power over others.