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Confusion

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.      Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.[2][3]In doing so, he preserved the Union, paved the way to the abolition of slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.

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Best

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I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end.   Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln became the United States’ 16th President in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863.

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Posted in Movie Speeches

True North – Speech

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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.danielaslincolnTommyLeeJonesasstevens

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.

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Entrust

If there is anything which it is the duty of the whole people to never entrust to any hands but their own – that thing is the preservation of their own liberties and institutions. Abraham Lincoln