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The Declaration of Independence July 4, 2006

Posted by Matsu in News and politics, Random, Web.
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Liberty Bell SketchToday we celebrate the day that the United States was born by declaring its independence from England. If you have not read it recently, you may want to go read the Declaration of Independence once again.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…”

On this fourth day of July, it is well to remember that we have the unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

We have the right to live. Our life, all lives, are precious and should be preserved. We have the right to live freely. To speak freely, to write freely, and to work and travel freely. The third statement is truly surprising to me as the founding fathers thought that the pursuit of one’s happiness was a right that should not be denied anyone. Insomuch as it does not interfere with or jeopardize the lives and freedoms of other people, we all should be allowed to pursue our dreams, to build lives that make us happy. That, to me, is truly amazing.

Happy Independence Day, America.

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