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.
I think I can pretty much sum up most of my political views in that one sentence.
All men - these rights are 'self-evident truths' that apply to everyone! In the whole world! Everyone. Not just me, not just Americans.
Created equal - All men are created equal. Don't discriminate by race, gender, ice cream preference. I do not deserve special treatment for being a minority female.
Certain unalienable Rights: Life - I am pro-life. Anti-murder. Who has the right to decide that an other's life is worth living or not?
Certain unalienable Rights: Liberty - I am free. Free to choose my lifestyle, choose my house color, free to speak my mind, free to worship my God, free pursue any job I want, free to succeed and free to fail, free.
Certain unalienable Rights: Pursuit of Happiness - Happiness was never guaranteed. I have the right to pursue happiness, but no where am I guaranteed to achieve it. The 'American dream' is not handed out to everyone who crosses the border or is born in this great country, it is something to be achieved through work and life.
Where do these rights come from? They were endowed upon us by our Creator.
Almost everything else can fall out from this. Almost.
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