For every child born yesterday
For every child born in Britain yesterday, I wish them a happy, long and meaningful life.
I wish them the right to grow up with all the joys of childhood and a stable and happy family life.
I wish them the right to privacy as a child and as an adult.
I wish them the right to marry whomever they happen to fall in love with.
I wish them the right to choose their own religious or spiritual path. The right to be an atheist, a Catholic, a Muslim, a Buddhist or anything else.
The right to choose their own vocation, based on their own individual skills and inclinations, to contribute to the world in their own way.
The right to choose their own political opinions and the right to vote.
The right to choose to be a solider or an anti-war protester.
The right to become the Head of State, if they have the skills for that role, and the people agree and vote them in.
Is it so crazy to wish that for every child born yesterday?
Isn't every child born equal? Shouldn't every child be born equal?