“We hold these truths to be self- evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Our Declaration of Independence goes on to say, “That in order to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the Consent of the Governed.”
A lot of Americans remember the all men are created equal part but forget that in order for all of us to secure these rights each and every citizen needs to take responsibility and be part of the process of giving our consent.
Frankly, many of us take our freedoms for granted or they have decided that they can not make a difference. The great danger is through our lack of interest, disgust or disappointment the inertia created can and does create the conditions…
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