For me, this is the essence of freedom: to be a child of God whose God-given rights and responsibilities are respected by her government under the Constitution. This isn’t the kind of freedom that says, “Whatever feels good, just do it.” It’s the kind of freedom that says, “Don’t tread on me.” It’s the kind of freedom that shouts that men and women aren’t just as free as their government or their king will allow them to be. Freedom is our birthright. We are free as a consequence of being made in the image of God—even if you don’t believe in God. Not only that, but we are equally free; no person or group of persons is less free than any other.
from pg. 12 of Sarah Palin’s book America by Heart