America loves freedom, but nobody can ever agree on what it means. But the one thing we can agree on is that our collective freedom is in real danger. In this episode we learned from journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa that there are three pillars we really have to uphold if we want to keep democracy from falling face-first into the dirt: Guardrails on technology, support of independent journalism, and civic engagement in communities. So if we want to start crab-walking away from authoritarianism, we need to start actively protecting these pillars from the daily onslaught of little attacks by those who want to consolidate their own power.