“Today is the greatest day in history. Today a nation animated by individual rights was born. Its birth was the noblest promise on earth. A promise made by no other nation in history, a promise not yet fully met. As we contemplate the meaning of today It is important to know, that every failure to meet that promise, was not a failure of the principle of individual rights, but a failure to live up to them. Individual rights are not a pie in the sky ideal — like socialism’s material equality — but readily achievable by anyone at any time. Today is a day to be grateful for the fortune to be born here; the tenacity to come here by choice; and the human potential that the principle unlocks. Human sovereignty is the greatest achievement in history. Aspire to it. Embrace it. Practice it.”Mark Pellegrino
Beautiful words from Mark!