Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are unalienable rights given to all Americans by the Declaration of Independence. A document that is considered one of the pillars of the American way of life, also known as the American philosophy. Yet, this philosophy has not always been shared equally in America. From minorities to women to sexual orientation, America has failed on numerous occasions to live up to its own creed. How can that be?
How can a country full of smart people be so slow to equity and equality? Just like any real change in the world, real change is not always lead by the smartest, but rather the bravest ones. So while the smartest ones can speak to the "will of the people." It is the bravest ones who dare to challenge "the tyranny of the majority." Simply put, actions talk and b*llsh*t walks!
This is the message that we find ourselves left with on this beautiful day. The acutalization that true change in this world does not come from the smartest of us, but rather from those of us willing to brave our fears to do the right thing. The thing that may never be seen by the masses, read by the thousands, or even discussed by the philosophers. Yet, the legacy of their actions will live on forever. Not because the scholars told us so, but rather because the heart led us to believe it so.
P.S. - I am the proud father of two identical twin girls, Braelynn & Brooklyn.