Do Americans Still Value Freedom?

freedom       2001-07-04 
America is a unique country, founded on the principle that we are endowed with "certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." Yet today, through taxes and regulations, government takes half of what each American earns. Government regulates what goods and services entrepreneurs can offer consumers, and restricts consumer freedom to buy many goods from other countries. Politicians currently are trying to restrict or ban what we can smoke, where we can use our cell phones, what we can view on the Internet, and which fattening foods we can eat.