As a country, the U.S. prides itself on supposedly being the freest of nations. My intent is not to limit the discussion to U.S. citizens so pile on from where ever you are from. What does freedom mean to you? Where does freedom start and stop? How it effected by the more people living in a society? My real agenda: Should large multinational corporations have the freedom to ship your job, and all jobs like your overseas so they can reap the profits and you can eat dirt for all they care? Of course I say "HELL NO!" Freedom is a balance between the individual and a functional society. I see government as a tool to defend the average people from those who wield power. Course you have to have people in government who sympathies with average people. This can be achieved in a democracy when the average people get out there and vote in their own best interests.