Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bicentennial of the Birth of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (12 February 1809 - 15 April 1865)

"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."
~ The Gettysburg Address

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan – to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations."
~ Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address

See also:
Now He Belongs to the Ages" by Don McClarey (as well as Don's other excellent Lincoln posts from the past few weeks)

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial" by Regular Guy Paul

"Lincoln Turns 200" by the Cranky Conservative

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At 2/12/2009 12:26 PM, Blogger A Y said...

It is also the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. I find that mind boggling that two of the most influential people in history were born on the same day.

At 2/12/2009 10:19 PM, Blogger island breezes said...

Apparantly the CBS 'Early Show' made Lincoln out to be gay. This would explain why Obama is constantly invoking his name...


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