Declaration of Independence debate revived in House

The Declaration of Independence, and indeed this over 200-year old experiment in liberty called the United States of America, is an “aspiration”. Yes, an aspiration. The dictionary defines aspiration as a “hope or ambition of achieving something”. We also call it a blessing. An aspiration is about what we are becoming in life, and less about what we are getting in return.

That’s the trouble with liberals though. They believe because they think it, or a pass a law, or shame others through political correctness, or dictate it through executive orders, that all of our ills, injustices, and imperfections in society will be healed, or otherwise corrected.

It doesn’t work that way. It never will. We all should aspire to be better tomorrow than we are today, and we must do that everyday. That’s how you change your country. Because when you get better on the inside, everything gets better on the outside.

And just because the country wasn’t made perfect after the Declaration of Independence was written is no reason, whatsoever, to not continue aspiring to its hopes and ambitions today.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Declaration of Independence debate revived in House

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana public school children may be required to learn and recite the most famous passage of the Declaration of Independence after a bill that appeared dead last week was revived Thursday in a debate that divided many white and black lawmakers. House Bill 1035 by Rep.