America is about freedom, the freedom to be uneducated, the freedom to arm themselves, the freedom to belong to a church group, the freedom to work or not to work, the freedom to guzzle gas and polute the air, all is included in the word. Any politician doubting these sacred principles is on the losing end, as far as the average voters are concerned.
Only to the point where your freedoms do not conflict with my freedoms. You have the freedom to rob my house but I have the freedom to shoot you dead while doing that. If you choose not to work and you are otherwise perfectly capable of working then I have the freedom of not paying for your food, clothing, housing etc; as far as I'm concerned you can just live out in the cold and starve to death.
>>the freedom to be uneducated
No you don't. Children are required to be in school (or be home schooled) until they reach a certain age or graduate. You don't have the option of not doing that.
>> and polute the air
Don't have that freedom either. You don't have the freedom to smoke in public places here in Illinois anymore either.