Few people know that in the 1800s, America embraced a goddess with roots in ancient Rome.
Her Roman name is Libertas, but she is also referred to as the goddess of Liberty, Lady Liberty and Columbia. Under the latter name, she became the very depiction of America.
Libertas is the goddess of liberty and personal freedom. Liberty is a blessing to a moral people. To the moral, it gives the freedom to live a life free of tyranny. But to an amoral or immoral people, it becomes a curse. For these, it becomes the freedom to seek material, fleshly desires and leads them down a path of slavery to sin.
This is the dual nature of the goddess Libertas. She promises freedom but sets a deadly snare. As a nation under Libertas slides in its morals, she offers the liberty to sin. This sin infects the nation from its citizens all the way up to the government officials who sit in high offices below her idolatrous feet.
This is the snare of Libertas. To the moral, liberty is virtuous, but to the amoral or immoral, it becomes the freedom to do as one pleases.
To amoral politicians, Libertas leads to serving selfish interests instead of serving the public's interests. Such people seek power, not servitude.
To the unbelievers, Libertas manifests in a self-serving culture filled with sexual liberality, infidelity, pornography, abortion, divorce and materiality.
I will go as far as saying that Libertas' freedom is bondage under a demonic idol.
Libertas promises freedom, but when her freedom becomes freedom from righteousness, it becomes slavery to sin (Rom. 6:20). In her snare, Libertas becomes a gateway to other demonic forces such as Jezebel, Baal and Molech.