Lincoln’s prophecy 5

“All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; 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

(Hat-tip, our reader and commenter Frank)

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Posted under Miscellaneous by Jillian Becker on Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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  • Steve M Cardon

    This is not incredibly poetic but… here in America most of the guns are owned by those on the right… just sayin;-)

    • Paine

      Witness the unarmed Liberals in New York pawing through dumpsters by day and cowering in fear of roving packs of looters by night.

      Tausend Dank, Herr Bloomberg!

  • Paine

    “When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.” -THOMAS PAINE

  • liz

    To die fighting a foreign power would have at least been heroic. Suicide by stupidity is what we chose. We elected a fitting hero to lead the charge.
    Forward! To oblivion and beyond!

    • Frank

      I concur.