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What’s The Most Patriotic Thing? Why We’re Celebrating All Our Country Stands for This Fourth of July
It’s one of the more widely known sentences in the English language, some people say. Without a doubt: it’s a sentence that represents a moral standard our country strives for, one we expect our politicians to uphold. Even Abraham Lincoln himself went so far as to say that our constitution should be understood through the lens of this very well known and important sentence. And countries big and small, far and near, they looked at this sentence and tried to do their best to copy it through their own interpretation of what justice and democracy looks like.
This sentence, well it means just as much to our country now as to any of our founding fathers. It’s our reason for being, a testament to our unalienable human rights that we celebrate each year on the Fourth of July.
On the Fourth we celebrate our Declaration of Independence, a document that announced our separation from Great Britain, and that, most important of all, served as an example for how we as a country viewed an individual and the rights that they had. The declaration said we are equal and that we have unalienable rights, rights that no man or country can take away, to life, to liberty and to the pursuit of happiness.
Makes you proud to be American, huh?
This Fourth of July we want to highlight this sentence and bring our thoughts back to what matters most, to protecting each and every man, woman and child in this country and their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Two hundred and thirty-eight years have passed since the declaration of independence was signed, expressing the first time in the modern world that we believed in human rights so much we considered them unalienable, something no country or person had the right to take away.
And while much time has passed, the sentiment rings true.
We still believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and we believe that those natural rights belong to all people today — to every man, woman and child of every race. And just like way back when in 1776, these rights are backed up legally, so that every person may be protected.
Makes you rethink the whole reason of a lawsuit and puts things into perspective, doesn’t it? Because, when you file a lawsuit against a company or other entity that hurt you, you are doing it to protect your natural rights and those of other people who could or have been hurt, too.
And when you think about it that way, filing a lawsuit is one of the most patriotic things you could do.
It’s your natural right and we wrote a whole declaration about it that we celebrate each year.
Now how about that?