What do you value more?
A lot of people are lying to themselves. No way we are this effed up if 80+% value liberty over security.
It's really a relative question. You have to have some measure of security to have civil liberties.
In this country I think we're pretty secure and I'd choose civil liberties as a more important priority.
Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither and will lose both.
They are the same thing. The very first, basic level of security is the one spelled out as "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects...". That is also the very first level of the most basic civil liberty.
The federal government disagrees with your definition
I'll count that as evidence in support of my position.
Give me liberty or give me death.
Most definitely liberties.