Monday, November 19, 2012

Today is the 149th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, which as an African American, holds a special place in my heart. 149 years later, there is still a divide in the black community as to why Lincoln started the Civil War, and if he cared about the  issue of slavery at all; either way, what he did effected our nation profoundly then, and still does to this day.

Mr. Lincoln's ability to look backward, to our founding fathers, who brought forth a new nation of liberty, based on the fact that "all men are created equal" and his reminder to keep faith with our highest constitutional principles allowed him, like George Washington before him, to again birth a United Nation.

Today, I'm honoring the memory of that speech, and Mr. Lincoln's exhortation to be a "government of the people, by the people, for the people"


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...


L.G. Keltner said...

It truly was a great speech and is an important one we should all remember. With all the disagreements we have as a nation, it helps to remind ourselves of where we came from and the great people who laid the foundation for what we all too often take for granted.

Thanks for writing this!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Thanks Alex.

My thoughts exactly L.G. You are very welcome.

Judy said...

Very timely post. Love this. We are one nation under God, and I'm really grateful for those inspired men who laid the foundation for this great country.

T. Drecker said...

Wonderfully put.

cleemckenzie said...

Great men used to come along when our nation needed them. Today we seem to be short on that greatness. So glad you honored Lincoln. It reminded me that there's hope for us as a nation, if only because we're still guided by principled men of the past.

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