Celebrating Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

June 30, 2022

Our nation’s birth certificate – the Declaration of Independence – states, “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.”

It is a bold declaration of truth that must be remembered today, and always – God created us, and our rights come from Him. But we also have a responsibility to ensure those rights are protected.

On this Fourth of July, we have so much to celebrate: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness:


On June 24th, after nearly 50 years of American’s relentless prayer, hard work, volunteering, giving, and more, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 decision. God heard the cries of his people over the injustice that has taken place against babies in the womb, answering by overturning an unconstitutional U.S. Supreme Court ruling


Days ago, in a victory for religious liberty, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with Coach Joseph Kennedy, a high school football coach who lost his job after he prayed briefly at the 50-yard line. In the 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court held that Kennedy’s prayer was protected by the First Amendment.

Pursuit of Happiness

18 states have now passed Save Girls’ Sports laws. This is a movement with momentum to ensure American girls can pursue their dreams and opportunities through sports, without the fear of losing them to a male competitor.

As President Ronald Reagan stated, “Freedom is a fragile thing and it’s never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by way of inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people.”

We still have much more work to do to protect freedom in our generation. With the overturning of Roe, the power has been returned to the states and federal government to determine what will happen to America’s most vulnerable children. Religious liberty is still under attack. And the Biden Administration is attempting to redefine “sex” through numerous federal policies.

But today, we remember our nation’s founding. We remember the precious freedoms we have been given by God’s grace. And we remember the sacrifices of so many brave men, women, and their families who have fought for freedom. Let us resolve to ensure freedom will not be lost in our generation. And may America remain a bastion of freedom, dedicated to protecting our God-given rights, for generations to come.

For Independence,

Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs

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