Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

In the Declaration of Independence, it states, “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.”

This is a strong statement that certainly speaks for all of the people in the United States of America. This explains the most important rights of a human being, all of which I definitely agree with. It is super important, not only as an American but as a Jewish female, to hear these things.

Throughout history, Jews have been looked down on for crazy, made-up, reasons that make no sense. The part of this statement that talks about “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” proves that the United States supports these three main rights for each and every human, including Jews and other religions and races. Knowing that our past leaders wrote this and that they truly believed in everything they wrote, leads me to believe that the future for Jews will be a lot brighter than our dark, unfortunate past.

This sentence does not only make me think about being a Jew, but also a female. Females are constantly looked down upon for no reason whatsoever. Without knowing a person, it is not common for one to think, “oh, she probably can’t do this,” or, “she probably can’t do that,” simply because “she” is a girl. This stereotype that “women aren’t as good as men” began decades ago. The clause, “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” leads me to believe that anybody can do anything if they set their mind to it, regardless of gender.

 

In conclusion, I strongly agree with this sentence and believe that it represents the United States of America in a great way.

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