This election season, there were campaign messages in every day’s mail, on every radio show, and in almost every yard, but the messages I like to listen to most closely come from kids. What do they hear and how do they interpret it? While traveling, I encountered a 10-year-old who told a group of adults having an election discussion, “This is America, no one is going to tell me what to do. This is the land of the free.” I’ve heard similar messages from all ages and in different ways, but hearing it from this boy, it finally dawned on me: freedom is being mistaken for liberation.

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