Archive for April, 2014

The Liberty Name

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

I love cars. Avery tells me this every day. My two year old daughters love cars. They insist on looking at pictures of them online, especially red ones. When Lily sees the Liberty star, she says “Pa.” She loves to wear her shirt with the Liberty star on the front and her name on the back. Not a day goes by without them asking me to take them to the car lot. When I tucked my girls in last night, they each brought a toy car to bed with them. My little darlings are car dealers before they can even tie their shoes. It’s in their DNA. I love being a part of a family business.

When people see our Liberty star logo and hear the name of our business, they guess that the name Liberty was chosen to hearken to a patriotic spirit. That assumption is not completely accurate. My dad, Jerry Baker, opened Liberty Autos in 1981, when my big brothers were just 4 and 6. Night after night, they would beg my dad to read a picture book to them about Paul Revere. They loved this book so much because my dad would read the final line of the story with such excitement, “Paul Revere was riding, riding, riding to LIBERTY!!” When it came time to choose a name for his new business, my dad asked my brothers what it should be. They’d shout LIBERTY! The name turned out to be a good fit, because my dad always felt a strong connection to the Bible verse Galatians 5:1:

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”

As Christians, we believe that Christ has made us free from our past, free from our failures, free from the wrong turns we’ve made along the way. Because of Jesus, we wake up to a new day every day. Through God’s love, we get up and give it our best!

I love that our business is named liberty. It means something different to everyone. To some, it means the freedom to choose your future. To others, it means leaving the past behind and starting fresh. And to others still, it means the chance to walk through life on even footing with everybody else in the world. Come to us for your next car and find the Liberty you’ve been searching for.

liberty logo 2013