First off I think we would be better equipped to come up with solutions if we would quit calling it "theft" of our freedoms and acknowledge that our freedoms were handed over willingly.
Having said that, I think the solutions lay within each individual and what they are willing to let go of in order to take hold of the freedom that
already lies in their possession. Consequences for actions does not necessarily mean one is not free. You are always free... you just have not been
willing to accept it unless someone else deems you free. You must declare your own self free and understand that every choice you have made was made
in the name of personal freedom.