I recently saw a very interesting bumper sticker: “Annoy a liberal. Work hard, be happy.” I thought of that bumpers tickewr after seeing the new Will Smith movie The Pursuit of Happyness. The theme of the movie follows the statement made by the bumper sticker, sort of. Throughout the movie, Chris Gardner works hard and pursues happiness, knowing full well there is no guarantee. Gardner read the Declaration of Independence carefully; Jefferson did not suggest a right to happiness itself, only a right to pursue happiness.

It will be interesting to see if ‘Happyness’ will get the attention it deserves when Oscar nominations are handed out. The movie runs counter to many liberal themes, considering the fact that hard work, and nothing but, made Chris Gardner the man he is today.