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Where are we in America?

 

November 25, 2020



Let our search begin with Abraham Lincoln. At his first inauguration he saw the danger of civil war on the horizon. He revealed his feelings as follows: “We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched as surely as they will be by the better angels of our nature.” Sad to say what this great leader feared...



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