For America’s Founders, the principle of freedom primarily meant freedom of thought – the freedom to pursue knowledge, truth and wisdom for oneself, without any religious or political constraints: the freedom of an unencumbered Mind. Now we’ve cheapened it, and seem to think it means “we can do whatever we want.” Thus it becomes a license for rudeness, greed, obscenity, and all sorts or imbecilic behavior. Sad. But we can fix this. It starts with oneself, and then every tiny ripple that’s sent out.