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John Nightingale: Lincoln’s timeless words

Abraham Lincoln gave a speech in June of 1858 that has relevance today. Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

“Either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South.”

Let us now change the words for today.



Either the opponents of big government, more regulation and redistribution of your pay check will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South, red states and blue states.

There have been elections. Conservatives now hold 31 governorships and 68 of 98 state legislative chambers and the U.S. Congress. With all the progressive whining would make one think the shoe was on the other foot.




John T. Nightingale

Auburn


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