The American Declaration of Independence implies that having rights and freedom leads to happiness, but this is not so. The “freedom” to do whatever one desires can lead to unhappiness when one’s desires are selfish. Selfish desires lead to addiction to objects that forever tempt and never satisfy. As the 20 million plus Americans addicted to opioids can testify, this is neither happiness nor freedom. The Cheon Il Guk Constitution provides a radically deeper spiritual and moral foundation.