Not so long ago we honored the memory of two of our greatest Presidents in February. George Washington and today’s honoree, Abraham Lincoln. Now we have a thing called “President’s Day” (and for my feelings on THAT issue- go here.) Of course honoring Washington and Lincoln is no longer politically correct and the old tried and true grade school curriculum that spent February learning the history of these two great men has gone by the wayside. Sigh.
Today is the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. He was born Feb 12, 1809. We are all familiar with (or should be familiar with) his Gettysburg Address. (Imagine this now- he GASP! wrote HIS OWN speeches!) Last year I wrote this for Lincoln’s birthday. Here are a few more words of wisdom from one of our greatest Presidents.
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
I like Lincoln. Good speeches, quotes and LOTS of common sense! Here is one for those currently in office- and those who come here seeking to change our country.
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
I grabbed the quotes from a site called Brainy Quote .
Happy Birthday Mr. President!