“Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.”
By the time founding father Thomas Paine published “Common Sense” in 1776, he was already considered by many to be a radical zealot. Paine’s relentless gospel of freedom was so powerful, it incited action that eventually led to our country’s very first Independence Day.
Fast forward 245 years. The battle for freedom for all continues, both on our shores and around the world. As America celebrates Independence Day, this month’s Simply Good explores what freedom looks like for different people around the world.
As we watch fireworks this year, let us be grateful for the freedoms we do enjoy as Americans. However, let us also acknowledge our duty to fight for, and guarantee, those same freedoms for others.
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