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Flashback: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 4:58 PM
""If only his actions agreed with his words, he could have been and maybe still could be a great President."" Ever read the parable of the Sower and The Seed? Matthew 13? In order for you to get good fruit, you have to first have good soil. Obama is corrupted soil, he will never be great.

Few Americans would doubt that Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address -- delivered on a cloudy and muddy day in early March 1865 -- is the gold standard insofar as second inaugural addresses are concerned. It is, indeed, the one speech re-elected presidents should strive to emulate -- especially those facing difficult and divisive times.

Although the United States was still coping with a bloody Civil War in the days before he delivered his famous remarks (even though the conflict was practically over), Lincoln sought reconciliation between both sides by bringing meaning to the unprecedented carnage and bloodshed -- namely,...