I'm a fairly old lady and grew up in the late 1950's through the 60's. Back then, a stress was being placed on the principles of freedom - a choice above "liberty," because that term also carries with it the idea that a captain has allowed liberty to the crew with the expectation that the slaves (crew) will return to Their work - justice, the serving of Ethics, and pursuing happiness.
I ponder how much happiness gets pursued in Ones who must find some way to plug Their energy in to get the tokens to survive, let alone do things They really enjoy, and when They have enough tokens, and the captain says One may have liberty, there's always that time that approacheth where One "has to get back to work." What kind of life, what principles served, do We create for All, when We must account to a system for the energy We each input into that system? Why do We confine this pursuit of happiness to ways in which We might plug Our energy in to be able to afford high-class liberty (if We're extremely lucky or sell out)?
And why indeed, given that this planet belongs to Each born upon it and it is stolen from Us by the psychopaths in control through "trusts" and deceit.
The legal system so Many consent to - finding paths to some resolution if One can afford it - thwarts Ethics far more often than it serves them. Justice? Hardly.
And top-down controlmind. Freedom? Any system that gives Some power over Others and then bullies (polices) to ensure compliance is counter to freedom. And promotes psychopaths to power, They being the Ones who are most interested in the power over Others. Add a money system, accounting for Human energy so that the Humans can survive, and the twin towers to psychopaths in power emerge with the loathsome vine of the legal system supporting them. (The whole protection for vaccine creators from any liability is an Ethical sidestep if there ever was one. There are zero regulations on what may be put into vaccines. Think on THAT for a moment.)
Given that the Founding Individuals for the place where any might claim these principles as sacrosanct needed Human energy to get things done that no One WANTED to do, and did not have access to the energy in the aether, the pool of energy We swim in, and They did not have robots to do what needed to be done but no Human would choose to, nor was there the interweb for communicating problems to Those who care rapidly, so a top-down system was used. That is the way They solved for getting Humans to do things They would not otherwise choose, with economics as impetus. Commerce is now archaic, when One stops to think. It is only because They have so avidly pursued the hiding of things like electrogravitics, which draws energy from the aether and gives gravity control, that They have maintained this archaic way as long as They have. All free energy has been hidden and suppressed.
We now have the tools to stop accounting for Human energy here. We now have the tools to fully support the principles that I was taught were the definition of being an American. I don't think of these principles in terms of some arbitrarily designated area on this planet, but in terms of Humanity on this planet. ALL of Us. All of Us Human owners of this vast and abundant planet, that could give Us ALL Our fill, on which so Many owners slave, so Many starve.