In our Liberty Celebration message, we examine the roots of the
Bill of Rights in the Declaration of Independence. This examination
helps us understand what makes the freedoms we enjoy distinct
from all the nations around the world.
Those simple, well-known words of the preamble of the Declaration
makes clear that we see freedom and liberty from
a very different perspective:
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.
In our message, we explore why these words are so important
for us to fully understand and embrace today —
individually, as a community and as a nation!