I believe freedom is essential for a good, stable country. Much like America. With out freedom our country would be unstable, unsafe, we would have a worse economy, and no choices, it would be miserable like communist Cuba, North Korea, or Russia. In order to continue being the number one country in the world, we the people have to keep our freedom, and emphasize on personal freedom and economic freedom.Follow order, but when the government trys to take away our personal freedom we have to fight back, for example our government has outlawed smoking in public buildings and bars. I, however, do not smoke, but I believe it is taking away the personal freedoms of those that smoke. Even though,second hand smoke is lethal, we also have the choice not to go in bars and breathe in second hand smoke. So, why is banning smoking a issue. The smoking ban is rouining our economy. Many Minnesotan bars are loosing money. I believe freedom is the coner stone to society.