Today’s news … Saturday, November 19, 2016

Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.

Today, in Gettysburg, marks the observance of President Abraham Lincoln’s most revered speech. A carefully constructed, concise reminder of the horror of that war – all war.

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon 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 battle field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who died here, that the nation might live. This we may, in all propriety do. 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 hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here.

“It is rather for us, the living, to stand here, we here be dedica-ted to the great task remaining before us — that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, 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.” –

Today’s quote … “They will have to die now.” – Here’s a captivating article with a gripping video image of war there. Try to imagine war here.

Today’s second quote … “Hijab wearing b—-, This is our nation now get the f— out.” – From this Washington Post article. NOTE: We are not headed for a nicer time in this nation.


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One comment

  1. Yes, the Lincoln Gettysburg speech is great.
    Here is another quote for all of us to remember:
    These are the words of Emma Lazarus etched on the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor:

    “Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!,” cried she, with silent lips,
    “Give me your tired, your poor,
    your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    the wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
    send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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