I moved here from another country and found freedoms in every area of life that I never experienced where I came from. I was commenting to family who were visiting about the vast amount of variety in stores, and how you can even choose what brand of fuel you put in your car. I even told them how we can choose who provides us the electricity to our home. I had several electricity companies in hutto, tx that I could choose from. They were located both close and far away. I could choose to get electricity from fossil fuel fired electric generation plants, or I could choose a green energy supplier.
My family could hardly believe the amount of freedom I now enjoy in my daily life. Sure, I know that my neighbors here in the suburbs are mostly used to this level of variety. I am not. It was a bit overwhelming when I first moved here. I am still getting used to some if it even though I have been a citizen now for a couple of years. I keep using the electricity example a lot. It is amazing that you can actually have a say in who you want to provide your electricity to your home or business. You can support the power generation plant of your choice by signing up to buy electricity from them.
I only recently found out that there are other states where you cannot make such a choice. If you live in one of those states, you are locked into what you get as far as the supplier of the electricity and the price they set. You cannot shop around. I am actually glad that I moved to Texas when I came to this country that is now my home. The weather here reminds me of where I grew up, but the freedoms are so much more varied.