For me, the American Dream is a secure job, and health insurance or medical care for myself and family. Those things are enough to make me happy. Worrying about the future, who will pay for med. insurance, how will I get care if I have no insurance, will I be able to make my house payment.
Those worries cut right into enjoying what I do have. I don't believe there will ever be absolute freedom because what is free for one person can be oppressive to another. There will always need to be some form of government and some form of regulation because as human beings without it, we'd screw it up in heartbeat.