Friday, May 16, 2008

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

The Declaration of Independence promises the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This post from Mark Levin gave me a thought. We have a right to the pursuit of happiness, but no right to happiness.

After arriving in Nauvoo, Heber C. Kimball said, "this is a beautiful place, but not a long resting place for the Saints." Sidney Rigdon, angry, said, "Heber, can't you prophecy anything good?" Heber replied, "I prophecy good for you, if you can get it."

Happiness is out there for each of us, if we will go get it. The problem is when people start acting like it is the government's job to guarantee it.

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