As to liberty, the Bible puts a stake in the ground: “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” What is this Spirit of the Lord? Perhaps most evident is that there is no fear there because Love is its essence, and Love and fear do not mix.
At this time, with state mandates and a growing censorship of free speech, it would appear that the Spirit of the Lord has lost its luster, and so liberty. But the Spirit of the Lord has not lost its luster, not in the least! It is materialism that has led mankind astray, as it always has - materialism that embodies sensuality to hide, for a time, its underlying hopelessness.