What level of autonomy do citizens of the United States possess? Are we exempt from the power or control of another or is there an entity or entities that has the ability to control some, much or all of the elements of our lives? Can a U.S. Citizen of the year 2007 retain his wealth and property in the same fashion of a U.S. citizen in 1776? Freedom - 1. A state of exemption from the power or control of another; liberty; exemption from slavery, servitude or confinement. Freedom is personal, civil, political, and religious. (Source: Webster's 1828) What level of bondage, if any, are we currently under? Are U.S. Citizens subject to the will of any another? Slavery - 1. Bondage; the state of entire subjection of one person to the will of another. Slavery is the obligation to labor for the benefit of the master, without the contract of consent of the servant. Slavery may proceed from crimes, from captivity or from debt. Slavery is also voluntary or involuntary; voluntary, when a person sells or yields his own person to the absolute command of another; involuntary, when he is placed under the absolute power of another without his own consent. (Source: Webster's 1828) Please answer the poll question and comment as to what level of freedom or slavery you believe U.S. citizens are currently under and what you believe freedom means to you.