Happy Independence Day from the Pepperdine University School of Law.
Fifty-six individuals signed the Declaration of Independence 238 years ago today. For what it is worth, twenty-four of the signers were lawyers.
Here is an excerpt from that important document:
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.