Americans are no freer than any other people. They are, in fact, noticeably less free than most Europeans. Neither education nor healthcare is widely available to the American middle classes, compared to similar populations in Europe. Americans are among the most conformist people in the world (this is largely the result of the very powerful influence of corporate culture and consumerism). Americans tend to eat the same fast food, speak with the same impoverished vocabularies, dress the same way (blue jeans and reversed baseball caps, anyone?), and only absorb news about domestic issues. Gays and lesbians are treated much worse in America than in (say) Scandinavia, and America is probably the most racist developed nation in the world.Americans are free to consume (so much that they go broke, or contribute disproportionately to worldwide obesity) and they are free to shoot other people because guns are as easy to buy as candy in other countries. That is the extent of American freedom.
Liberals like Bentley actually believe this crap.