And following up my last post, here's an interesting perspective on happiness from the perspective of those wanting to marry someone of the same gender...
by Mary Jo Kilroy - the Huffington Post
Okay, you are already online. Take a few moments and check out the Declaration of Independence. You may not have read it since middle school, but it is worth it to take a new look at it today. There you will find our founders succinct list of serious grievances with the Crown, not just the Stamp Act or the tea tax, but standing armies, trials without juries, or being taken out of the country to stand trial. You will also find a very modern concern with happiness, which is referenced twice. Our founders recognized, although most imperfectly given that many kept people enslaved, that our Creator endowed us with the "unalienable right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." They also expected government to take a form "most likely to effect their safety and happiness."
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