"In words that are cherished by all civilized men, but especially the Americans, it has been laid down that one of the rights of man is the right to "the pursuit of happiness". And now we get to the real point."
"What did the writers of that august declaration mean?"
"It is quite certain what they did not mean. They did not mean that man was entitled to pursue happiness by any and every means -- including, say, murder, rape, robbery, treason and fraud. No society could be built on such a basis."
[Click on image below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBp8M8M4DMs for an illustrated version of the essay.]