Liberty vs. Equality
A clash of ideals is fueling the division in America
We hold these truths to be self-evident, 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.
So begins the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, a document viewed as wanting in these more progressive times, absent of slavery and of formalized discrimination against women, yet still a radical affirmation in its era, coming as it did 13 years before the…