Sunday, July 04, 2010

July 4 Lincoln

One of those anniversaries truly worth noting - thanks, Thomas Jefferson.
And I outsource this post to Scott Johnson, who outsources it to Abraham Lincoln. with some elaboration.
I should like to know if taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle and making exceptions to it where will it stop. If one man says it does not mean a negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man? If that declaration is not the truth, let us get the Statute book, in which we find it and tear it out! Who is so bold as to do it! [Voices---"me" "no one," &c.] If it is not true let us tear it out! [cries of "no, no,"] let us stick to it then [cheers], let us stand firmly by it then. [Applause.]
Now that was speaking truth to power, not in the puny form it takes on the left today.


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