Born FreeSubmitted by MrSingh on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 11:40
Read this in the LA Times and wanted to share. There are very few people who truly believe they are born free. Below is a passage that touches on the reason why there is a strong connection between Liberty and the Sikh faith.
Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism in India in the 15th century, believed that all people are born free and should live freely and equally. He spoke out against inequality, religious intolerance and the pervasive caste system in India.
Growing up in the United States with these same values, I never felt that my religion and my citizenship were at odds with each other. To me, Guru Nanak's teachings sounded remarkably similar to the words of Thomas Jefferson: "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."