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      Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. Today, 212 years later, we celebrate his birthday and honor the extraordinary man and president that he was.

      Christopher Bedford wrote an interesting article in The Federalist, asking us to heed Lincoln’s warning about mobs and lawlessness. Here are a few highlights:

      …[Lincoln] he warned, these seemingly opposing feelings come to one terrible conclusion: “the strongest bulwark of any Government, and particularly of those constituted like ours, may effectually be broken down and destroyed — I mean the attachment of the People.”

      To ensure that the fading “scenes of the revolution are [not] now or ever will be entirely forgotten,” Lincoln prescribed “in history, we hope, they will be read of, and recounted, so long as the Bible shall be read.”

      Just more than two decades after his remarks, Lincoln was president. His office was characterized by a stunning bravery, as well as the very principles he called for in 1838 — “general intelligence, sound morality and, in particular, a reverence for the Constitution and the laws.”

      Treading carefully but boldly between Southern sympathizers and abolitionist radicals, the man who in 1838 lamented the passing of our Founding Fathers would as president write the end of their page in history, uniting once and for all the truths espoused in our Declaration of Independence with the laws laid out in our Constitution.

      For a century, Lincoln’s story was derided and dismissed by Southern apologists seeking to strike his place in history for the fantasies they preferred. Today, his story is derided and dismissed by racists and radicals of different politics, working hard to undo the political religion he cemented, and to strike his place in history for their own preferred fantasies.

      Today, on Abraham Lincoln’s 212th birthday, Americans must remember his life, his deeds, his sacrifice, and the lives, deeds, and sacrifices of all who came before and after him in the service of these United States. If we cannot quickly return to the vision they fought and died for, heed the warnings of 1838, and remember the lessons of our Revolution and Civil War, we are just as sure to lose our country as ever before.

      Read the article:
      Decades Before The Civil War, Lincoln Saw An Approaching Storm. Every American Should Read His Warning

      Abraham Lincoln

      Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

      Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, is one of his most famous speeches. His words are very relevant today, while we are experiencing firsthand that our government does NOT represent We The People.

      Following is an excerpt:

      It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

      Read the full speech here.

      Want to Learn More About the Courage of President Abraham Lincoln?
      Read the book Old Abe by John Cribb.

      “Old Abe…brings America’s greatest president to life the way no other book has before.”

      “Old Abe is the story of the last five years of Abraham Lincoln’s life, the most cataclysmic years in American history. We are at Lincoln’s side on every page as he presses forward amid disaster and fights to save the country.”

      Learn more about this book at Goodreads.

      Will the people in this country STAND UP for FREEDOM and reclaim our government? Or will people watch as our Republic perishes? It is your choice.

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