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1 8, 5:31pm
Don't care. Definitely in the 'don't care' category.
The American obsession with freedom has fetishized 'freedom from' and demonized 'freedom to' to such an extreme degree that sometimes trying to get a population to do anything is like trying to convince a spoiled child that immediately shrieks I DONT WANNA at the top of their lungs at the merest suggestion of being asked to inconvenience themselves for something that doesn't immediately satisfy their personal pleasure.
Freedom from includes freedom from responsibility, after all. And in the storm of right wing 'personal responsibility' hooting is an undercurrent of rejection of responsibility to family, to community, or to country, in addition to always trying to wriggle out of as many personal responsibilities as possible.