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America is a promise.It is a promise of freedom and liberty. Not for some. But for all. A promise we made in the Declaration of Independence.
That we are each endowed. With the right. To liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Be clear, these rights were not bestowed upon us. They belong to us as Americans.
And it is that freedom and liberty. That enabled generations of Americans. To chart their own course and decide their own future. With, yes, ambition. And aspiration.
Therein lies. The strength of our nation. And since our founding. We have then been on a March forward. To fully realize.
Our promise? To complete. The unfinished work. To secure. Freedom.
And liberty for all. Now, these outcomes will not be inevitable. They will not just happen. It takes steadfast determination and dedication, the kind of determination and dedication possessed by some of our greatest patriots. Those Americans who fought a civil war to end the sin of slavery.
Who organized at Seneca Falls to secure a woman’s right to vote? Who launched the Freedom Rides to advance civil rights? And spoke out at the Stonewall Inn to defend human rights. In each of these movements. Those leaders expanded rights.
Which then advanced. The cause of freedom and liberty. And 50 years ago today. So did those who won a fight in the United States Supreme Court to recognize the fundamental constitutional right of a woman to make decisions about her own body.