Here is a news story for anyone who thinks America is a free society.
Two proud parents in Alabama went to pick up their newborn baby from a hospital only to find that the government had stolen their baby.
The reason: the parents were unfit because they refused to “apply for” (apparently meaning accept) a Social Security Number for the child!
The Social Security program was always supposed to be completely voluntary. Many thousands if not millions of Americans have no Social Security numbers and many others have 2 or more.