Wednesday, March 24, 2010

National Suicide

By way of Critical Condition on NRO:
"All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa . . . , with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. 

At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time, or die by suicide."  -- Abraham Lincoln

Timely words from a president who actually was great and as unlike our current presidents as could possibly be imagined.

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