The words of the Declaration of Independence are part of the core of my personal philosophy and helped to steer me in the direction of law, as an intellectual pursuit and a profession.
The values that inspired the Declaration of Independence provide a big chunk of the foundation of the Shinecast® mission and this site, as well.
I previously wrote about what I celebrate on Independence Day in this post from the early days of The Ben Franklin Follies.
Freedom, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, independence, self-reliance in the context of community and compassion, peace, joy, kindness, goodness, patience, self-control, love….these are the things that I believe in and and value and seek to encourage.
Happy Independence Day!