What good is the pursuit of happiness if you can’t die when life stops being happy and has limited to no prospect of being happy again?
What good is liberty if you do not have the option to control your own death if you see the need to?
Liberty and freedom means being able to make choices about your life – particularly when it’s about what makes you individually happy?
Because that guarantee of happiness was to follow whatever path you choose and not have it dictated to you by government or religion.
Because religion doesn’t make people happy – it makes them rich, it makes them influential and it can make them in charge of large numbers of people – but it does not make you happy because it demands being a Stepford Believer and not have freedom to take liberties with anything that makes you happy.
Christianity is really anti-American – no matter how much the puritanical descendants claim American for their own – America was not founded for or based in this or any particular religion. America was founded so that people could be genuinely free from everything they had known before.
To be in charge of their own destiny.