“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.”
Apparently not. One hundred fifty years ago, our Constitution, less than 8 decades old, was amended to include black men as being ‘created equal.’ Of course, Native Americans were still being sent to reservations far from their birthplace.
Further, women in America were not ‘created equal’ and had to wait until 1920 to equally enter the polling booth with her husband.
Yet blacks were summarily denied that stroll to the voting booth for another 45 years as they faced a myriad of obstacles in the former Confederate States. They were not permitted the ‘freedom’ to eat, sleep or use the toilet of their choice either.
People with disabilities and gays and lesbians had to wait many more years before their rights were recognized. Just yesterday working women were denied guaranteed equal pay at their workplace.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…