What Is Liberty?
All nations are founded upontheir own, chosen, philosophical principle
Philosophy, as “a particular system of principles for the conduct of life,”  is necessary to living life in this world.
Because: Man is a Being of Volitional Consciousness.  And: In CHOOSING to USE his consciousness, Individual Man must formulate a foundation from which to direct the action of that consciousness.
The Question is:
There are only two basic opposing philosophies operating in the world, So Under what foundational philosophy will the Individual Inhabitants of this Nation choose to live?
Liberty or Tyranny
Like Goldilocks’ discovery, only ONE philosophy is “JUST-RIGHT.” This is true because there is One God Who created the Universe and all that is herein! All of the Universe operates within Absolutes that comprise the Laws of Creator God. Those Laws are immutable and eternal. Attempting to live outside them is to live in sin and rebellion.
Our American Republic is founded uponthe philosophical principle:
“…that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness [Property].” [Declaration of Independence]
Liberty is a GOD-CREATED STATE-OF-BEING!
AS SUCH, Liberty is the Fountainhead from which the philosophical Foundation of Our Republic under God, springs. Therefore, Liberty is also the Fountainhead from whence flow ALL unalienable God-given Rights! From it are derived "Dynamic Attributes;" most important of which are:
These are God-given Attributes. We are either unchained in liberty, as the Foundation of a Free Nation under God - “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” [Declaration of Independence]
Or we could live in Tyranny
shackled and suppressed in the Collectivist Foundation of a Totalitarian State—dedicated to corruption and decay. ("Technocracy!" ) - “… The only way to implement a doctrine of that kind is by means of brute force—and statism has always been the political corollary of collectivism.” 
Liberty actively preserves the God-given Rights of the Individual, which demand limitations on the interactions between individuals, protecting each from one another AND from a malignant government; by the Rule of Law, NOT the Rule of Men, to PROTECT the Minority FROM the Majority, AND from tyrannical government! “The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” 
Our limited government presupposes a laissez faire ["hands-off"] capitalistic economic system—in which, government acts only as the defender of individual rights against unethical, immoral practices in the business world --— and guarantees to All the Liberty to exercise Freedom in living one’s Life and pursuing Happiness—which represents the Right to earn and hold Private Property.
Liberty is about Individuals!
Not some imagined "Collective" or, "Technocracy," populated by drones and workers taken-care-of and controlled by an elite class of overseers and rulers!
Human Beings are NOT hive insects!—
suited only to drudgery under the tyranny of those wielding the governmental gun!—THAT is what those who preach, "social justice," "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need," "It takes a village to raise a child," etc.
TRULY seek at the expense and enslavement of
YOU & ME!
Thus, a Nation whose Foundation is Libertyis one in which each citizen is:
Free to Choose to Imagine and Create,
Or,Free to Choose to Vegetate and be held accountable.
In such a society:
We, the People, will look-out for those who truly need a hand from their Fellow-Citizens!
When government runs amok and takes from those who produce to give to those who WILL NOT produce, it creates an enslaved/dependent [Co-Dependent!], welfare society, such as the one we now have!
The Producers are not able to freely give to those who truly need assistance, because the Looters (the elite INDIVIDUALS controlling government) continue to loot, suck-up and "redistribute"—as "THEY" see fit—all that We, the Producers, would otherwise have, to wisely CHOOSE to give! 
Biblical Principles and Christian Charity—
Founded in GOD'S LIBERTY—
were the backbone of our REPUBLIC: Standing STRONG to PROPEL America to the GREATEST HEIGHTS ever achieved by Man!
It was Christian Biblical Principles that beat-back human slavery!
—in-spite-of the seditious agenda of Progressivism/Collectivism & Technocracy, run-rampant in the 20th Century—
TOOK US—AMERICA, under GOD!—to the MOON & Onward to the Galaxy!
And, it is the destruction of those principles founded in Our Liberty under God as One Nation under God, that has opened Pandora's Box to let the evil of human slavery under Tyranny, once-again swarm God's Green Earth! like the hive insects they want US to emulate!
The Answer is:
We, the People,are stillFREE TO CHOOSE!
Our LIBERTY under GOD ISJUST-RIGHT!
“The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both.” 
 Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Third Edition, 1996, p. 1015. “philosophy”
 Well-clarified by Ayn Rand.
 For excellent essays explaining "technocracy," see NoMoreFakeNews.com. For a definitive treatment of the history and goals of technocrats, search: "Technocracy Rising Patrick Wood," for links to the book and YouTube videos.
 Ayn Rand & Leonard Peikoff quotes page, with multiple attributions, at: AynRandLexicon.com
 This quotation was originally found at the following site: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0709446/bio
 Hat tip: Ayn Rand for identifying and characterizing Producers & Looters as the two crucial camps in Human Society!
 This quotation was originally found at the following site: http://miltonfriedman.blogspot.com/
Without Liberty, FREEDOM cannot exist!
LIBERTY begins in our own BACKYARD!