After years in the public indoctrination system (school), followed by the many forms of social conditioning that adapt people to accepting government's various administrative regimes, most Americans can't even imagine what true freedom would be like. In America today it's a crime to leave your house without your "papers" on you. You can be pulled over for as little as a dirty license plate. If you don't do just as you're told, the infraction can jump to a felony for "resisting an officer." Bristle-headed, hog-jeweled policemen in dark glasses are on alert everywhere with a steroid attitude. With their K-9 friends, they're ready to sniff you out for any non-compliant activities. Forget everything you ever thought the Bill of Rights meant. There are terrorists out there.
Privacy? Forget it. Between bank records, "voluntary" tax filing and your "paper or plastic" purchasing methods, your every financial move is an open book. Carrying enough cash in your pocket to buy a used car is also a crime. A police state isn't just about police. Bureaucrats of every persuasion form a lawless horde to "police" your every move by administrating their self-written rules and regulations. Crime creation no longer requires a Congress.
I wonder whether you've ever been abroad, otherwise you'd not speak the way you do!