When I was being patted down after being pornoscanned a couple years ago for wearing a lab coat covered in wires in to an airport, I remember saying sarcastically to my son (who was also being patted down after being pornoscanned), "We live in the land of the free." The nice TSA lady earnestly said, "Not any more." Then she handed our eight LiPo battery bombs back to us and wished us a safe trip.
You may think that I've responded to the wrong post, but no. The point is that all school children in the USA are taught to think that this is the land of the free. I'm not so sure about that any longer.