Saturday, July 02, 2005
Some things to think about: Over at NRO's "Bench Memos" blog, Edward Whelan has some excellent questions to ponder as we await President Bush's announcement of a new Supreme Court nominee.
Do we Americans still believe the “self-evident” truth 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”? Or do we think that it is no longer proper, as a political community, even to acknowledge God and that the Supreme Court bestows and defines our rights?
Do we still believe, as Jefferson and his fellow Founders did, that “virtue is the foundation of happiness”? Or do we think that the “Pursuit of Happiness” is a synonym for selfish hedonism?
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