• Me: Am I free to assemble a protest of peaceful peers?
  • Government: Only with a permit.
  • Me: Am I free to travel?
  • Government: Only with a passport.
  • Me: Am I free to pursue my own ideas of happiness?
  • Government: Only within these constraints.
  • Me: Am I free to start a business?
  • Government: Only with a license.
  • Me: Am I free to marry who I wish?
  • Government: Only with my consent.
  • Me: Am I free?
  • Government: I'm legally obligated to say that you are.
  • Government: Stop asking so many questions.