Lincoln Almost Had It Right

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“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that [most] men are created equal. [Black lives matter more.]

Now we are engaged in [an ongoing] civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, [the police officers] who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember [too many won’t even care] what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the [Clintons, by the Clintons, for the Clintons], shall not perish from the earth.”

Historical Note: Study the first Civil War and you will find that Confederate Flag was held by Democrats and the Stars and Stripes by Republicans. Abraham Lincoln was looking forward and seeing men like Martin Luther King and Dr. Ben Carson. I wonder if he ever had nightmares of a second Civil War brought about by men like Colin Kaepernick or Barak Obama?

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