I see a lot of conservatives shout this word “freedom” though I’m not sure they know what it means.
If you don’t support or respect a woman’s right to choose what she does with her body then you do not support freedom.
If you don’t respect same/trans gender marriages, you don’t support freedom.
If you believe your religious views should control the lives of others you don’t support freedom.
If you believe your lifestyle is the only lifestyle you don’t support freedom.
You aren’t a patriot for simply yelling the word out of a megaphone, especially if it’s pointed at the people you’re fighting to oppress. If all you are fighting for is power for your group, then it’s not patriotism, and nationalism.
Power can look a lot like freedom to those who have it, but like tyranny to those who don’t, and if you don’t support freedom for all, then you don’t value freedom at all.
So take the bumper sticker off your truck, and say what you really mean,
“I want to control the lives of people I don’t have the empathy to understand.”