People Come For Money or Freedom
"Itís all circling around the same problem of personal liberties", Walter said. "People came to this country for either money or freedom. If you donít have money, you cling to your freedoms all the more angrily. Even if smoking kills you, even if you canít afford to feed your kids, even if your kids are getting shot down by maniacs with assault rifles. You may be poor, but the one thing nobody can take away from you is the freedom to fuck up your life whatever way you want to".
Jonathan Franzen, in 'Freedom'