Liberty is a word that is associated with freedom, or to the state of being free. There are many liberty quotes that reveal how strongly humans regard this, and it may be a right or a privilege depending on location and circumstances. If you are being held captive then gaining your liberty means being released from captivity. In America the founding fathers valued liberty above all else, and this can be seen by the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution which are both still held in high regard and followed today. As a human liberty is one of the most basic rights, yet in many countries the populations are not free to think, worship, or live as they please. Instead these populations must follow government mandated laws and regulations that limit or even eliminate liberty.