I'm in the patent biz; and just as with patent claims, many forget the importance and power of a "preamble".
A preamble in legal dictum is a gateway, a definition if you will, of what follows. In other words; a preamble defines, interprets, and/or limits what comes after.
SO, here we have the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution...
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The Bill of Rights and all Amendments which follow must be viewed thru the lens of the Preamble. Without that focusing instrument; any view of the remainder of the Const. is well, less than 20/20 vision. And very bad laws come from bad vision.
Any law or ruling that is inconsistent with the Preamble... is unconstitutional... and therefore void.
Now you tell me about freedom in the United States...