In reading a small book containing comments and a couple of important documents published by the Cato Institute, I read a paragraph that I think about almost every day. I use public transportation into Seattle and the route passes the Federal Building – on the wall, they posted some of this famous work, “We hold these truths to be self-evident…” – and I’m sure you now recognize where this post is headed. How great and inspired our founders must have been; “…that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that amoung these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – That to secure these Rights, Governments are institued amoung Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”
I’m not sure why, at this time in my life this has become so important, but it has. I love this Republic, the people and these documents that created a place for me to live in freedom. And for that, I am forever grateful.
I also wish our political leaders would take this to heart, in the spirit in which it was written. Not as a document they could abuse or change, but with the understanding our rights come from God, not from Government and these documents mean what they say. And if they don’t like our Constitution, they are welcome to leave their positions and this great Nation.