In the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, we declare that “justice and liberty for all” is something that we hold as an unalienable right, and with the decisions of the Supreme Court last week, the reach of these liberties has been extended to a broader spectrum of our people. For many in our country, shared pride in the Stars and Stripes is stronger than ever.
While the pursuit of freedom for all people may be an ongoing task, this weekend we have a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on how far we have come over the course of our history as a nation. Dignity has prevailed over degradation. Love has prevailed over fear, and on this Fourth of July we can take a moment to consider what is possible when we stand together to affirm our national pledge to defend “liberty and justice for all.”