Quotes Suitable For Framing: Abraham Lincoln

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Lincoln

 

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This was their majestic interpretation of the economy of the Universe. This was their lofty, and wise, and noble understanding of the justice of the Creator to His creatures. [Applause.] Yes, gentlemen, to all His creatures, to the whole great family of man. In their enlightened belief, nothing stamped with the Divine image and likeness was sent into the world to be trodden on, and degraded, and imbruted by its fellows. They grasped not only the whole race of man then living, but they reached forward and seized upon the farthest posterity. They erected a beacon to guide their children and their children’s children, and the countless myriads who should inhabit the earth in other ages. Wise statesmen as they were, they knew the tendency of prosperity to breed tyrants, and so they established these great self-evident truths, that when in the distant future some man, some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity might look up again to the Declaration of Independence and take courage to renew the battle which their fathers began — so that truth, and justice, and mercy, and all the humane and Christian virtues might not be extinguished from the land; so that no man would hereafter dare to limit and circumscribe the great principles on which the temple of liberty was being built.

Abraham Lincoln, August 27, 1858

This should be a favorite quotation of all pro-lifers.  Let this be our response to the horrors of legal abortion as shockingly displayed in the Kermit Gosnell case.    As we do battle for the right to life of all those “stamped with the Divine image and likeness”, let us recall another quotation from Mr. Lincoln:  “Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”

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4 Comments

  1. Lincoln, like Churchill, was by no means infallible as a politician, but his words, like Churchill’s, will live as long as men cherish freedom (which sadly might not be for much longer).

  2. ” … so that truth, and justice, and mercy, and all the humane and Christian virtues might not be extinguished from the land;

    so that no man would hereafter dare to limit and circumscribe the great principles on which the temple of liberty was being built.”

    Well, there are ‘men’ with principle and integrity; and there are ‘males’ without these.

  3. If Mr. Lincoln were alive today, is there any doubt at all what he would say about abortion? And conceding that, would a progressive look in the mirror and ask why he is at odds with the Great Emancipator?

  4. When I look at recent quotes of some of our politicians I wonder what has happened. Have our politicians de-evolved or is it the American voter?

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