Sunday, October 29, 2017

Lincoln is coming and boy is he pissed.



     Am I the only one to notice that the right foot of Abraham Lincoln is arched upward? As if he's about to leap out of his throne in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and bind the Union together once again? Even if it means, again, kicking the ass of a group of traitors violating every tenet of this once great and proud nation? 
     He looks as if he's just noticed something he doesn't like, maybe a Russian-canoodling fraud and liar living in his former residence. I don't think there's a patriotic American alive today who hasn't had his faith in this country in the sanity and decency of his fellow Americans deeply shaken this past year. But Lincoln is a reminder that our faith has been shaken before, and we have been divided, and suffered before. Actually far, far worse than this. And as ghastly as the particulars are, we are in many way far better than in the past. There is no slavery. The fields of America are not soaked with American blood. Millions of Americans might have blinded themselves to the truth. But others see it, and speak it clearly. And we still have laws, laws that can be mocked and brushed off only so long. Then they slowly tighten around malefactors and justice, inch by inch, is done.
    Or so we can hope.

4 comments:

  1. The year before he was elected president, Abraham Lincoln made a speech in Council Bluffs, Iowa, that was attended by a 28-year-old railroad engineer named Grenville Dodge, who would go on to play an instrumental role in building the transcontinental railroad. Informed that Dodge was one of the most knowledgeable men in America about railroad building, Lincoln insisted on an introduction and then fired questions at Dodge until, as Dodge said later, "He shelled my woods completely and got all the information I'd collected."

    The point is that Lincoln was curious and hungry for knowledge about the great issues and challenges facing America, which is one of the reasons he was such an effective president. Compare this to our current president, who combines a deep faith in his own brilliance with a complete unwillingness to learn anything.

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    1. Lincoln signed the law to build the Transcontinental Railroad.
      He also signed the Morrill Land Grant Act, which is what created 76 state universities, many of which are world renowned institutions today.
      Lincoln did so much more than just fight the Civil War.

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  2. First step -- impeachment, conviction, removal from office. Second step -- indictment, trial, judgement, punishment.

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  3. I really fear what kind of crap Trump will come up with to divert attention from his obvious incompetence, not to speak of his flagrant wrongdoings.

    john

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