We talk about liberty in this country, but how did the Founding Fathers define True Liberty?
True Liberty is the middle ground between absolute freedom and complete control. On the one hand, with absolute freedom - there is anarchy, on the other, with complete control - there is tyranny.
They believed that when the people are living honest and virtuous lives, less control has to be exerted over them. This is True Liberty. The less honest and virtuous people are, the more control has to be put in place and liberty is lost.
This comes full circle back to agency and accountability. When people use their agency well and are accountable for their actions, they have liberty.