In His mission statement recorded in Luke 4:18, Jesus declared that He had been sent to, proclaim liberty to the captives and to set at liberty those who are oppressed. In Galatians 5:1 Paul exhorted his readers to, Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free. These passages, of course, are referring, first of all, to liberty from sin and religious legalism. They do, however, express God's will for liberty for His people in every area of life, including freedom from political tyranny.
America's founding generation understood this. That is why they created the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia and inscribed on it the words of Leviticus 25:10, Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof. It is why Thomas Jefferson declared in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from our Creator and include "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."
America's founders believed in God as the God of liberty. They also understood something most modern politicians do not understand. Liberty flourishes best where there is boundless faith and limited government. Civil liberty and governmental power do not mix. As power is centralized in Washington D.C., there occurs a corresponding loss of liberty throughout the heartland.