Thursday, November 21, 2013

Lincoln on the GOP?

Lincoln to those who have corrupted the Republican Party:  Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events. will destroy the Union; and then, you say, the great crime of having destroyed it will be upon us!  ...A highwayman holds a pistol to my ear, and mutters through his teeth, "Stand and deliver, or I shall kill you, and then you will be a murderer!"

 Lincoln, 1860 speech at Cooper Union

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