No one in this or any country is completely free. I mean free like the uneducated airheads chant about ... "freedoms." I mean free like Tarzan. Tarzan-free. All governments are a hair-splitting act of regulations and rules all existing on one big continuum from a hippy commune on one end on to a fascist dictatorship on the other. Abby Hoffman or Adolf Hitler. An evolution of give-and-take.
A crafted presentation of advertising and psychology. And geography and ignorance is on their side. Many people won't leave their homes or local homeland, even under dire and deadly pressures and controls. Many people on the planet never travel 100 miles from their homes.
If you love and/or believe in your country then be prepared to articulate why. Explain why and not just with platitudes and accolades. The US of A was founded on an intellectual metamorphosis. It has to examined regularly as such by educated people. I think we are running out of those kinds of people.
Even Tarzan was Tarzan by choice. He left Africa, lived in England and decided to go back to Africa. If he just stayed in the Congo, he would not have made a choice. He is Tarzan by choice, by metamorphosis. Not by accident. This makes the educated Tarzan more interesting than just being the first guy raised by apes, chest-thumping around in the jungle. He' s a man of karma and distinction.