Thursday, June 22, 2006

New Take on Linclon's "A Nation divided against itself cannot stand"

Listening to the Hewitt-Hitchens interview again and hearing the Democratic Cut and Run Cacus I can't help but thing of Abraham Lincoln!.. Tweak a couple words like Democrat,Rebulican and Terror into this famous speech and comtemplate it. See below for it is powerful.

Why did Lincoln leave the Whig Party and join the antislavery Republican Party?. Lincoln was outraged at the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 and the Dred Scott decision and especially unhappy with Senator Stephen A. Douglas (D-Ill.) for championing the popular sovereignty doctrine, which allowed territories to decide whether to be free or slave states. This Dred Scott case suggested that there was no legal way to prevent slavery in the North as well. Illinois chose Lincoln as the Republican Party 1858 Senatorial Candidate against Douglas and gave his famous "A House Divided Speech"
  • A house divided against itself can not stand.
  • This phrase's concept and its origin is the New Teatament (Matthew 12:25). 'And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand'
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave(obstrcutionist) and half free(American).
I do not expect the Union to be dissolved-I do not expect the house to fall-but I do expect it will cease to be divided.
It will become all one thing, or all the other.
Either the opponents of slavery(to the of isolationism), 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 (Republican) as well as South(Democrat).
Have we no tendency to the latter condition?
Let any one who doubts, carefully contemplate that now almost complete legal combination- piece of machinery (naivete) so to speak-compounded of the Nebraska doctrine(Democratic cut and Run doctrine), and the Dred Scott decision(Senate decision)....We are certainly a divided nation and Why? They simply want power at any cost these Democrats at the expense of Americans and History....
Thanks and D.V. Francis X.


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