Sunday, December 29, 2013

American's should take back Lincoln's Republican Party

Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it, "all men are created equal except negroes." When the Know-nothings get control, it will read, "all men are created equal except negroes and foreigners and Catholics." When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty--to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, letter to Joshua F. Speed, Aug. 24, 1855

Which is the modern party that developed the Southern Strategy to enroll southern racists after the modern Civil Rights legislation was passed by the Democrats?

In which party do you find those whose rabid opposition to President Obama is based on his Kenyan father's race?

In which party do you find the politicians who have opposed immigration reform legislation, the acceptance of Latinos who are already living peacefully in this country, and in favor of bigger walls and more armed forces to keep immigrants out?

In which party do you find the people who have said that Pope Francis is a Marxist?

Tho people who compose that fringe should not be allowed to define the policies nor rule the legislative agenda of Lincoln's party.
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, The Gettysburg Address, 1863

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