Well, on the basis that malloc() and free() are opposites, and writing to free()d memory is delusional, delusional == free.
On the other hand, look at what America has been fine with imposing on other nations, then what it has been fine living with within itself. America has never been about upholding the standards it claims.
As for freedom, from pretty much the very beginning, Constitutional "rights" have been revealed as merely permissions granted to whoever those in power happened to like. (Hence the amazing numbers of prisoners promising to vote in favour of those in power at the time magically getting dispensation, and the amazing problems minorities with a habit of voting the wrong way have.) There are no "rights" in America, never have been. You can't remove, grant or even waive rights - they exist or they don't and that's the end of it. (On matters of rights, I can be complete Kant.) Permissions are the only things you can ever add or subtract, and since everything in the Constitution has been put on hold or removed at some point, everything in the Constitution is a permission.
But that's fine with Americans, provided it's some other person getting these pseudo-rights pulled, ideally if they're from the wrong political party or the wrong ethnicity, or (in this case) testifying for the wrong side. People want THEIR freedoms and the freedoms of "their side" defended, "the other side" gets whatever crumbs are thrown their way. And that is why Americans are generally elitist snobs of an order pre-WW1 Europe could only ever have dreamed of aspiring to. Even the worst of the empires treated "non-conformists" better than that. Admittedly, in many cases, by shooting them, but that's still treating them as equals of dogs. The US treats undesirables (ie: those who don't think the same) as closer to pond scum.
Judges have never been taken seriously, when decisions run against the government. There have been Supreme Court rulings awarding the Black Hills to the Sioux. The government, for 50? 60? years has managed to ignore the ruling. That covers a lot of Presidents in both parties. But it includes an awful lot more voters, who (by re-electing anyone at all) are active supporters of the Government's refusal to follow SCOTUS orders. You are putting people in power who you know, full well, will not obey judge rulings they do not like. The upshot of that is that I have bugger-all pity when those same politicians disregard (or creatively interpret) rulings that happen to affect you or your "side". You're discovering the price of giving them that power.
The only downside is that everyone in the world, free or otherwise, must pay the price for these games. You have robbed us all of what liberty we had, just so that the right people were oppressed.