There are, indeed, restrictions that I find invasive, abusive, and intrusive.
But, at the end of the day, the deal is this, I have a choice........
I can choose to hold my job and play by "their" rules or I can choose to leave, and look elsewhere. I can even "create" my job......
I can choose to stand beside my hubby, or I can choose that his " unappreciatied" qualities leave me lacking, and be without a husband.
I can choose to visit this daughter in San Antonio, or the other one in Little Rock.....what the hey, I could go see my bro in Denver.......too cold, maybe, I will just saunter on down to Mexico for some sunshine.
I can choose, to attempt to give an honest answer to this inquiry, or to pass it by.
Yes........I am free........at this moment, I could be on the phone, go shopping, cook, work in the yard or garden, bathe my dog, but, for some reason, I CHOSE to come here and be intrigued, and to reply to your post. I was free to do other things.........Yes, I feel free.
If you want to look at only a political side..........I could write a completely different reply. Yes, the government has FAR too much power in our lives. They threaten our marriages, our parenting skills, they tell us how to bury our loved ones, send our young too war, mandate safety regulations ( my own personal issue), regulate our food................but, they do these things for the masses. If I want to raise cattle , poultry, vegetables to place upon my dinner table, I am free to do so.
Yes, I feel free.