A speech by Abraham Lincoln (played by the amazing Daniel Day Lewis) to the Congressman Thaddeus Stevens from the Pennsylvania (played by the equally amazing Tommy Lee Jones)
This whole scene, heck the whole movie shows why democracy often takes a meandering course to the right place, eventually.
A compass I learnt when I was surveying, it’ll… it’ll point you true north from where your standing, but it’s got no advice about the swamps, deserts and chasms that you’ll encounter along the way. If in pursuit of your destination, you plunge ahead heedless of obstacles, and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp, what’s the use of knowing true north? Abraham Lincoln
Here are how the actors looked when they portrayed these men for the movie Lincoln.
And of course the YouTube clip from the movie.
Sorry folks for no original content lately, am putting the finishing touches on my science fiction novel, Scouts Out. Which is currently available on this blog, but soon I will be sending it off to smashwords and you will no longer be able to read it for free. Of course it might not be worth a red cent, so if you have any curiosity you can begin reading it here. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.