“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.” — Declaration of Independence, July 4th 1776.
Do I consider myself an American? Honestly never really thought about it. To be defined my country of residence is to be human. The Venatori is a small race compared to that of humanity. We propagate the same way, we dilute ourselves among the humans at times in our history, but we are separate. We are Venatori above all else. Yet that line in the declaration of independence should be creations call to arms. Everyone is equal. Everyone has certain rights – and to pursue happiness is one of them.
Maybe I’m biased because I did grow up in the United States where their freedom is a given. But I’m still Venatori. It doesn’t matter that I’m half human. I grew up no different than Jace or Aaron. I had the same teachers, lived by the same rules. I learned the same things, and yet I see this as a fundamental of life.
Is my genetic make up that different that I see the wrongs my people inflict upon others just to uphold the Clandestine Providence. Our creator made us all. We are all part of the universe. There is nothing special about me, or you. There should be no fundamental difference in the rights I have versus that of a werewolf, or a vampire. We are all created by the same hand. Given life. Everyone deserves the right to seek out their happiness. Everyone deserves justice, even those that the Venatori think are in the wrong.