Contrasting freedom to liberty is simple: liberty is the absence of physical restraint by others, freedom is the absence of mental restraint by yourself. In other words, freedom is knowing deep inside your bones that anyone attempting to violate your liberty is acting offensively criminal. If America were truly a free country, there’d be a lot less tolerance for public forms of crime known generally as “the law“. Alas, America is about as free as any other country on this shiny blue marble. And that’s today’s two cents.