Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness

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 … [Read more...]

Celebrate the power of an idea made manifest

“... 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. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed....” Many people celebrate Independence Day as a military … [Read more...]