And I get what you're saying. The freedom to live freely? Or the freedom to live as freely as you're allowed?
And fwiw, veterans are currently on the radar. Highly trained individuals willing to uphold the constitution as it was. Veterans make up a decent chunk of the Terrorist watch list. While I'm at it, the people that are watched are people trying to live outside the box. The reason for that is due to the strenghening of the Militias. And of course Militias are chalked full with Veterans.
Again I do not agree with not getting a SSI or BC. I disagree with people saying it's the American thing to do.
FWIW, it makes me very sad to know how veterans are treated in our country. It's one of the great injustices--those who fight so that we can live are then treated like they have few rights. The veterans, the elderly, etc. should be honored in society for the contributions they have made.
Just an aside....
I don't follow the line (heck, I don't even declare a political party because I hate following anyone's party line). But I do believe that our freedom wasn't free and we all have a responsibility--it's the pay off for living in a country with such great freedoms. I am very much against most mainstream culture. Some people who have towed the lines have made our country's greatest contributions (MLK-JR for example). I don't mind when people tow the line, generally.