Tuesday, October 21th

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Rick Santorum says happiness ‘at the time of our founders’ was ‘doing what you ought to do’

When Thomas Jefferson wrote, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," into the Declaration of Independence — just what did he mean by happiness? Probably not what you think he meant, according to Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. "If you actually go back and look up the dictionary definition of happiness at the time of our founders … happiness was not going out and doing whatever you want to do to make yourself feel good," Santorum explained in a campaign speech near Knoxville, Tenn., on Feb. 29, 2012. "Happiness was not doing what …

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