Your Opinion: Origin of phrase corrected

Dear Editor:

In Mr. Horstmann’s letter on constitutional prioritization, he incorrectly stated that the phrase “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” comes from the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

It actually comes from the Declaration of Independence.

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