But Paul said to the police officers, They had us beaten in public without a proper trial – even though we are Roman citizens – and they threw us in prison. And now they want to send us away secretly? Absolutely not! They themselves must come and escort us out!”
(Acts 16:37 NET)
Why is it important to hold civic leaders accountable for their actions? Because they will be less likely to abuse the next person to come along.
Why is it important for Christians to do so? Because the message of liberty will always be out of fashion where the State is concerned.