SELF EVIDENT TRUTHS
The absolutely beauty and joy of poetry is found
in both the artistry and meaning of the poet, and
power of the words as read and interpreted by each
individual reader. So too is it with the Declaration
of Independence, the signing of which we celebrate
on July 4th. And on July 4th, 2014, the document that
established our country, if not our government, has
never rung more true, "with certain unalienable rights,"
including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
More important today, and always, "all men" have
been endowed with these rights because "all men are
created equal." Those are the words that are so powerful
today. That there are those who would define those
words based on an arbitrary interpretation of what
the founding fathers may or may not have meant is
an acceptable result of the freedoms the document
proposes. But on this Fourth of July let's recommit
ourselves to protecting the unalienable rights of
all men, because all ARE created equal. And the truth
of that is indeed self-evident.