Medicare for All is the new Frontier of Liberty in America

During the colonial period, there was a common belief that freedom is directly linked to one’s ability to control their own labor. A worker who exchanged labor for wages was less free because his or her labor was being done at the direction of another. The primary method of becoming your own master was to be an independent yeoman farmer, perhaps the first conception of the American Dream. As a result, access to land was the most powerful element attracting new colonists. This force kept pulling settlers westward, pushing the frontier further which each generation.