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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The good Lord has a sense of humor

People remember Abe's Gettysburg Address, naturally, but let us also recall what he said earlier in 1863, just following the events at Gettysburg and Vicksburg:

[O]n this last Fourth of July just passed, when we have a gigantic Rebellion, at the bottom of which is an effort to overthrow the principle that all men are created equal, we have the surrender of a most powerful position and army on that very day, and not only so, but in a succession of battles in Pennsylvania, near to us, through three days, so rapidly fought that they might be called one great battle on the 1st, 2d, and 3d of the month of July; and on the 4th the cohorts of those who opposed the declaration that all men are created equal, "turned tail" and ran.

Lost Cause, indeed...

ntodd

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July 4, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink

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