Freedom is an inalienable right of our species. We are endowed with a creative consciousness and a selfless spirit that requires the values practiced in a free society to thrive. This is why people will always resist enslavement and tyranny. Our creative consciousness, or human spirit if you will, requires basic freedoms to find purpose: freedom of speech, expression and press; freedom of religion; freedom of assembly and association; the right to equal protection under the law; and the right to due process and a fair trial. The absence of such attributes makes existence meaningless.