President Abraham Lincoln closed his 2-minute speech at Gettsyburg with this:
…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.
Fast forward to today, to the Obama-led ShutdownTheater™, with its Barrycades constructed to deny Americans access to things we hold dear. These, and other misdeeds perpetrated by the National Parks Service and other government agencies serve a particular purpose: to inflict pain on innocent Americans — in fact, almost pointedly directed at the most noble and worthy Americans — to remind us that government does not serve the people, but that the people serve the government; to punish America for even thinking we had a right to oppose Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America; to punish America for daring to speak up and speak out in dissent.
One fairly asks, is this even the same country?
Nobody asks whether Lincoln viewed his presidency as service to America, to the Constitution, to the People, and to the principles of freedom and representative government. Nobody has to ask, because his every act spoke for itself. [And might I add, TWO MINUTE SPEECH!!!]
Likewise, nobody asks whether Obama views his presidency as service to America, to the Constitution, to the People, and to the principles of freedom and representative government. Nobody has to ask, because his every act speaks for itself.
How fitting that among other sites shut down, Obama would deny Americans access to the Lincoln Memorial, where etched in stone are those words that you know he despises: government of the people, by the people, for the people .
Glad you asked – why yes it is the same country!
Today as I write this, a million veterans (it may turn out to be 50,000 but so what) have descended upon Washington DC to smash down the Barrycades and announce to the Obamanistas that while Obama and the Democrats may have fundamentally transformed the government, the heart and soul of America remains strong, unbowed, unmoved in its reverence for and insistence upon freedom and representative government.
The two-minute speech: barricade-free, and without a single instance of the words “I” or “me” or “my”
Forget for a moment what a small man sits in the White House today. Read this and be inspired toward what America was, and can be again.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. 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.
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