NO ONE IS BORN A SLAVE.
By Prince Tijani Ehikhamentalor Ojeifo.
“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”
The above quotation is part of the sentence in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, which Thomas Jefferson penned in 1776 during the beginning of the American Revolution.
The final form of the phrase was stylized by Benjamin Franklin.It has been called an *”immortal declaration”,* and “perhaps the single phrase” of the American Revolutionary period with the greatest “continuing importance.
The idea that no one is born a slave suggests slavery must have been an artificial institution.
Everyone being equal implies that no person, not even the a king at his golden throne has the right to tell a lowly peasant to obey him. Just because God made some men princes while others paupers does not change the fact that they all have the same dignity.
When two entities are as equals, all agreements between them must be made with mutual consent because neither have the right to demand something by claiming oneself inherently superior.
God alone is superior.
Prince Tijani Ehikhamentalor Ojeifo.