Happy Memorial Day weekend! I want to take a moment to remember our fallen soldiers and give sincere gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much for this country and our freedoms. We owe all of them a tremendous debt. I hope that this weekend is a reminder to all of us that brave men and women have given their lives for our independence. The Bill of Rights and our unalienable right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness applies to all Americans. Although we have many differences of opinion in our country, we should have no disagreement about the need to protect our constitutional rights.
I’ll leave you with this though that keeps ruminating for me and what I’ve been talking to my children about lately… If our constitutional rights do not apply for every single American citizen, regardless of their race, color, creed, gender, religion or sexual orientation… for every single American, they are not constitutional rights, they are privileges. Equality under the law is an unyielding term of art; equality does not provide for other than or different. If we agree that we all have equal protection under the law, all Americans are entitled to these rights.
Let’s go be great!