"Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness"
Birth into this existence as a human being is nothing short of miraculous. When you contemplate the infinite number of possible "things" that exist, consider the chances one might have to be human. One in a million? One in a billion? Contemplate and realize how special this opportunity is that has been given to all of us, to all of humanity. Each of us has been allowed to partake in this marvelous reality. That in and of itself is a gift not to be ignored. Every individual on the planet is special simply by being born.
But life would be null without liberty. Our liberty, our freedom puts life in motion. It serves as the vehicle in which we navigate, providing us with choice, possibility, and opportunity immeasurable every instant of every moment. To be able to watch the sun rise over the horizon, soak in the beauty of the sun set, smell all the beautiful fragrances in a garden, or even dance in the pouring rain, freedom allows us to do all these things and more. So much more, a near infinite amount of potentialities to be embraced in mind, body, and soul.
If liberty is the vehicle of humanity's existence, the pursuit of happiness is the driver, our purpose. Through the untold realms of possibility, all we engage in occurs by means of this relentless pursuit. Life contains wonders and horrors alike, a unique map of what is and what could be for all humanity. Liberty is the boat that gives us potential in the vast ocean of existence. Happiness then serves as our compass, our tool for navigation. It is our design, our aspiration, that which every individual exists for.
The unalienable Rights are a part of our humanity that cannot be denied. Our Founding Fathers recognized this and solidified it within our Declaration of Independence, a powerful moral statement at the beginning of a document which declared to the world that this nation is the land of freedom, the land of opportunity, and the land of humanity. This was the desire then, this is my desire now. My dream, my vision ensures that the unalienable Rights granted us by our Creator remain forever enshrined across the globe. These Rights are the foundation not only for America, but for humanity as a whole, and thus they must be at the forefront of our discourse.