Tuesday, November 19, 2013

There's a lesson in there

Lincoln's handwritten speech - click to enlarge
Photo: AP
  150 years ago today President Abraham Lincoln gave this speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  It was during the dedication of the National Cemetery for the dead of the Civil War - which was still going on.
  There's a new "civil war" going on today.  It's going on in the Congress of the United States, it's happening in the comments of news stories on the 'net.  It needs to stop.
  It's time for people, us, to learn from this speech, given by a President long ago; there are words in that speech that would apply to all of us today.  It's time to end the hyper-partisan activity and for people of both parties to work together to "heal" this Country.  It's two years plus until the next election; that's too long to wait.
The speech printed - click to enlarge
From: www.abrahamlincolnonline.org

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