“Freedom” ,as used by most Republicans , is purely an Orwellian term.
The Republican Party is now strictly an authoritarian grouping where lying, cheating and actual theft is not frowned upon as long as it serves the goal of “getting the libruls.”.
Indeed, most Republicans hate freedom rather they support some kind of nationalistic centered state where moral behavior as decreed by a weird assortment of RightWing creeps and extremists who profess some adherence to “conservative values” shall rule the country.All in the name of something called “freedom”( see George Orwell’s classic “1984” in which words have their opposite meaning ) .
The Republican though has no particular problem with any of this.Apparently,, harking back to Barry Goldwaters utterance that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” the Republican justifies any conduct no matter how outlandish ,even illegal ,as acceptable in his quest for this conservative “utopia.”
As to “freedom?A useful word to convince the naive and uninformed that Republicans really are protecting them from the hobgoblin of “socialism, “communism “or any other ism that haunts their fevered imaginations.
Much like the old Republican bugaboo of “communism,”such seekers of “freedom” become the foot soldiers in their vision of a world free from any opposition to this nationalistic “Christian State” and as those who labored under the illusion of communism such individuals richly deserve the term applied years ago,