We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have never been convinced that Freedom is a common or powerful human aspiration. A noble one, probably, but there are many things most people care about more. Freedom is scary. There are reasons people will cling to external and internal tyrannies.
A minority of Americans were in favor of the War of Independence.
Free will is the gift and curse of God. While Adam and Eve is allegorical, it is still a very true story. We ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. To know that there is evil is to know there is a choice. Freedom to choose comes with being responsible for your choice. That is truly what scares most people about freedom, responsibility.