It’s been a long time since we’ve read the Declaration of Independence. Nearly 250 years ago the document was penned, signed and a call for independence was unfurled upon the world. This was not done lightly or without thought; as they knew that such a call came with the knowledge it would need to be defended and continuously fought for. This still holds true today.
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.Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
A stated belief of equal beings and absolute Rights with a common purpose of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Simple, to the point. It is interesting that Rights, Life, Liberty and Happiness were so important to the authors, they capitalized them to ensure they were not looked upon lightly. And, Happiness (in this legal document) is mentioned twice!! Who are we to argue with the founding fathers. Let us forge ahead in our pursuit of Happiness.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776 (final paragraph)
Pretty powerful stuff if you ask us. In order to maintain the state of independence they pledged their lives and honor, and staked their fortunes on the declaration. Let us not do anything less in our continued fight to be independent in ourselves and our country. Celebrate the 4th of July for our unalienable right of independence forged in 1776. And let’s be absolute in our fight for our own independence and free thought.
Time is fleeting but the unalienable Rights of Life and Happiness remain for us to continuously and mindfully seek.
Please don’t take that lightly, march on every day toward Life, Liberty and Happiness…after all, it’s the law.