When I was a kid, the Soviet Union was the big boogie man. When I asked my parents and aunts and uncles what made America better than the USSR, they pointed out specifically this, the fact that we can travel freely without having to produce “papers” in order not to be stopped or jailed. Now those very people who taught me what freedom was have voted in an administration that has reduced us to the exact oppressive measures they once criticized as characteristically communist and absolutely un-American. What a small, sad, paranoid, country we’ve allowed ourselves to become. This disgusts me.