'Tear down the Abe Lincoln statue in Chicago's Lincoln Park'


The headline above is from a prescient post in 2017. Read it to see some of the things in Chicago that also will have to be pulled down, renamed, destroyed and forgotten because they insulted someone.

Obviously, it has gotten worse in the past three years thanks to the out-of-control black lives matter movement.

Here, I'll repeat the forgotten words of reconciliation that Lincoln spoke in his Second Inaugural Address:

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.




My historical novel: Madness: The War of 1812

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  • Those who become iconoclasts are too pigheaded to read much, so I can only hope that reference to the Second Inaugural sinks in. (For myself, too.) I wonder whether President Lincoln had any idea that "binding up the nation's wounds" would take so long.

  • Dennis Byrne wins another joust with a strawman.

  • Although Lincoln paraphrased it it does suite his state of mind.

    You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time.

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