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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.
This one line from our Declaration of Independence is so incredibly powerful.
Not only do we pronounce that we hold these beliefs to be true. It’s that we hold them to be self-evident. They’re the obvious. They prove themselves to be true, over and over again.
It’s astounding to me that 239 years later we’re still trying to figure out what most of that sentence means.
Or at least how to live it out.
In so many ways we’re still standing on battlegrounds, trying to prove we aren’t created equal. Human Life is only regarded as one of our “unalienable rights”, until we decide it’s our right to take it away. And Liberty? We still have more than an estimated 60,000 …