Tomorrow marks the Fourth of July, a day of celebration of independence for Americans. Many believe the Declaration of Independence to be one of the most eloquent documents ever written on equality. As we celebrate the day, let us remember the dignity and worth of all human beings.
It says that each of us has certain basic rights that are neither derived from or conferred by the state. In order to discover where they came from, it is necessary to move back behind the dim mist of eternity. They are God given, gifts from his hands. Never before in the history of the world has a sociopolitical document expressed in such profound, eloquent and unequivocal language the dignity and the worth of human personality. The American dream reminds us — and we should think about it anew on this Independence Day — that every man is an heir of the legacy of dignity and worth. — Dr. Martin Luther King about the Declaration of Independence