Are we free? Free to live our life how we choose. Maybe. On July 4th we as citizens of the United States celebrate our independence from England. As I watched the exploding, dazzling fireworks, I never gave my rights, responsibilities and opportunities as a us citizen a thought. I take those for granted even as they influence every day of my life. We live with certain expectations – to be physically safe, to have our basic needs such as food, water and shelter met, to own things, to travel, to work for a fair wage, free speech, etc. In our role as a us citizen We are also expected to pay taxes, vote and follow the law.