That’s not what the Master means, Toddy. In, “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, the “life” part refers to all the lives that one master might be responsible for and therefore righted to have. Right? Clearly, for a master to pursue happiness freely a master needs the lives of his servants, horses, food animals and arguably even the life in his crops and trees, right? Makes sense to me.
- Conversation between Jefferson’s Servants.