Now there is a difference between both of these 2 words. The word defend and the word freedom. 

To me, defend means that a person will defend himself according with a person said to him. 

First of all I think everyone in the United States is fighting for their civil rights and their freedom every day in this county. 

But did you know we got defended when we got caught selling illegal drugs by our real friends?

But did you know my good friend named Thomas still has his freedom here at Street Sense Media, still today.