we Americans don’t have the right to happiness

On Tuesday, August 3, 2010, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke at the annual conference of the Young America’s Foundation at George Washington University. He talked about this year’s elections, the economy and the Obama administration. It was a fantastic, uplifting speech that I was fortunate to watch on C-SPAN. It’s an hour-long speech, including questions and answers at the end, and I encourage you to watch it yourself on C-SPAN’s web site:


If you don’t have an hour right now, you’ve got to hear this two and a half minute clip that I edited out that I think is so important for Americans to hear, especially during these times of socialism in America. In the clip Speaker Gingrich talks about the Declaration of Independence, and the true meaning of its first sentence, especially the “pursuit of happiness”:

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Here’s a link to download the MP3 file if you want it:

Newt Gingrich on the Declaration of Independence