In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 210th birthday, here is a fragment he produced on the proper role of government:
Today’s post is a bit different.
I recently re-read J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. While I was reading it, I was particularly struck by a passage in The Two Towers.
On November 19, 1863, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, President Abraham Lincoln stepped forth and delivered the second greatest speech of his career. (The greatest speech in the history of the English language is Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. But that’s a discussion for another time…)
While I disagree with Steve Scalise on essentially every important issue, I wish him and all those wounded in Wednesday morning’s vile attack a speedy and full recovery.
The United States of America joined the family of nations on July 2nd, 1776, when the Continental Congress voted to approve a “Resolution of Independence” introduced by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, which stated: “Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right out to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”