Seven Score And Ten Years Ago...

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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 all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field 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, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember 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 people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

Posted by: DMartyr at 10:49 AM

Comments

1 Thanks for posting this. Too bad our Commander in Chief seems to care less.

Posted by: Christopher at November 19, 2013 11:23 AM

2 Lincoln didn't care much about the Constitution, either. Just sayin'.

Posted by: EROWMER at November 19, 2013 12:00 PM

3
Seven score and nine years was the one year anniversary of the Gettysburg Address .

Posted by: JDK at November 19, 2013 12:47 PM

4 Our leaders do not consider themselves to be our equals. They proclaim themselves 'elite'.

Posted by: Kafiroon at November 19, 2013 01:58 PM

5 I guess there's a point to bringing up this racist who condemned to death over 350 American Indians, started a war that resulted in more dead Americans than any other war, impoverished a third of this nation, totally destroyed American cities by fire without compassion for women and children and got himself killed for doing it.
He made good speeches and had charisma.
So does Obama. Looks like the results are going to be the same.

Posted by: Greyrooster at November 19, 2013 03:52 PM

6 #3 JDK - Yes, I screwed the title up. I've got no excuses. Thanks for pointing it out. I have corrected it.

Posted by: DMartyr at November 19, 2013 11:05 PM

7 Sort of funny the big O forgot to say "under God" when he read it. Even though Colbert and Bill Gates had no problem saying it. Oh he also didn't have time to attend the 150th anniversary because he is busy playing golf and pretending to care about the broken website.

Posted by: Jonathan at November 19, 2013 11:29 PM

8 Not a ingle I in the entire speech.

How have we fallen so low as to have such a piece of harmful dog shit for our current 'president' ???

Posted by: whenzomtrg at November 20, 2013 07:25 AM

9 #7 not funny just very telling about the crap currently in the WH.

A fraudd and traitor to America and God

Posted by: whenzomtrg at November 20, 2013 07:27 AM






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