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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-15-06 02:17 AM
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22. "government of the people, by the people, for the people" . . .
should be the Democratic campaign theme in 2006 and beyond . . . it's something we've lost and need to regain . . .
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  -The Gettysburg Address BullGooseLoony  Apr-14-06 09:44 PM   #0 
  - First of all  Yupster   Apr-14-06 09:50 PM   #1 
  - I hold that truth to be self-evident.  BullGooseLoony   Apr-14-06 09:53 PM   #3 
  - I'll second that!  0007   Apr-14-06 09:54 PM   #4 
  - Yeah! Fuck Lincoln and continuing the fight.  BullGooseLoony   Apr-14-06 09:55 PM   #5 
  - Lincoln was a good man...  pretzel4gore   Apr-14-06 10:18 PM   #14 
  - Lincoln made us ALL slaves...(nt)  hexola   Apr-15-06 09:45 AM   #25 
     - How so?  Steve_DeShazer   Apr-15-06 12:18 PM   #37 
     - huh?  wordpix2   Apr-15-06 12:37 PM   #40 
     - Lincoln helped make me a slave to my country's history, in the sense  Old Crusoe   Apr-15-06 12:39 PM   #41 
  - BS on both your arguments  Toots   Apr-15-06 10:14 AM   #28 
  - Neither Lincoln nor I said anything about  Yupster   Apr-15-06 10:44 AM   #31 
  - but if 7/11 states could break away, why not 5 of the richest ones too?  pretzel4gore   Apr-15-06 03:31 PM   #48 
  - Actually Lincoln did say this ...  RoyGBiv   Apr-15-06 11:01 PM   #57 
  - The war was fought over the Union surviving the principles of it's creatio  Toots   Apr-16-06 10:03 AM   #60 
  - I disagree ...  RoyGBiv   Apr-15-06 10:55 PM   #56 
     - The reason the South succeeded was because they did not believe all men  Toots   Apr-16-06 10:08 AM   #61 
        - In a nutshell ...  RoyGBiv   Apr-16-06 12:37 PM   #63 
  - That's your opinion.  tabasco   Apr-15-06 03:39 PM   #50 
     - Well yeah  Yupster   Apr-15-06 03:53 PM   #51 
  - Thank you.  SnoopDog   Apr-14-06 09:52 PM   #2 
  - I'm not sure that some people really read closely what he's saying.  BullGooseLoony   Apr-14-06 10:01 PM   #7 
  - Increased devotion to government of, by, and for the people.  bleever   Apr-14-06 10:00 PM   #6 
  - Absolutely. It's supposed to take work.  BullGooseLoony   Apr-14-06 10:05 PM   #8 
  - Cough cough....of the people for the people and by the people  0007   Apr-14-06 10:07 PM   #9 
     - You're not listening to what he's saying. It's an IDEA.  BullGooseLoony   Apr-14-06 10:09 PM   #10 
     - "A new birth of freedom." nt  BullGooseLoony   Apr-14-06 10:11 PM   #11 
  - Hillary Clinton will be President and there will be a Civil War;  originalpckelly   Apr-14-06 10:16 PM   #12 
  - Then buy guns.  BullGooseLoony   Apr-14-06 10:18 PM   #13 
  - Thanks B L G  nevergiveup   Apr-14-06 10:36 PM   #15 
  - I just visited his home a few days ago.  BullGooseLoony   Apr-14-06 10:37 PM   #16 
  - An exceptional speech.  RevCheesehead   Apr-14-06 10:38 PM   #17 
  - Ok, that just rocks :)  sproutster   Apr-14-06 11:27 PM   #20 
  - I'll add to that  WolverineDG   Apr-15-06 10:44 AM   #30 
     - And if a state has a vote  Yupster   Apr-16-06 01:54 AM   #58 
  - It always brings tears to my eyes.  kineneb   Apr-14-06 11:19 PM   #18 
  - kineneb, you've been around awhile...  Iowa   Apr-15-06 09:44 PM   #53 
     - not around that long  kineneb   Apr-16-06 10:41 AM   #62 
  - Thank you for posting this. It is what real patriotism is all about.  linazelle   Apr-14-06 11:22 PM   #19 
  - I'm with Rev  CC   Apr-15-06 01:38 AM   #21 
  - "government of the people, by the people, for the people" . . .  OneBlueSky   Apr-15-06 02:17 AM   #22 
  - THAT. IS. GENIUS. You need to make a separate thread with  theophilus   Apr-15-06 01:27 PM   #44 
     - Agreed. It would be genuine and refreshing. And popular.  Old Crusoe   Apr-15-06 02:05 PM   #47 
     - actually, I've initiated several posts that include this as . . .  OneBlueSky   Apr-16-06 03:15 AM   #59 
  - By context and content, Lincoln's Address at Gettysburg is the  Old Crusoe   Apr-15-06 08:22 AM   #23 
  - .  Old Crusoe   Apr-15-06 08:41 AM   #24 
  - I think this passage descibes our current state:  hootinholler   Apr-15-06 09:46 AM   #26 
  - Agreed, hootinholler. "So conceived and so dedicated..." Exactly.  Old Crusoe   Apr-15-06 10:02 AM   #27 
  - Thanks for posting this  NoPasaran   Apr-15-06 10:38 AM   #29 
  - Hi NoPasaran!  WolverineDG   Apr-15-06 10:45 AM   #32 
  - Something scares me.  Gregorian   Apr-15-06 11:04 AM   #33 
  - Gregorian, your post prompted me to think about a possible campaign  Old Crusoe   Apr-15-06 11:56 AM   #34 
  - it will get scarier when we get Dem Congress & start impeachment proceed-  wordpix2   Apr-15-06 12:47 PM   #42 
  - ALMOST as eloquent as 'fighting 'em there so we don't have to fight 'em  Mayberry Machiavelli   Apr-15-06 12:00 PM   #35 
  - Wait. You're comparing Lincoln's off-the-cuff, hackneyed speech  Old Crusoe   Apr-15-06 12:17 PM   #36 
     - Yea he wrote that shite on the back of an envelope, how good could it  Mayberry Machiavelli   Apr-15-06 12:27 PM   #38 
        - LOL! O, Mayberry Machiavelli, I needed a good roaring laugh for  Old Crusoe   Apr-15-06 12:35 PM   #39 
  - B G L, I wanted to throw in a passage here from Gary Wills' book on  Old Crusoe   Apr-15-06 01:15 PM   #43 
  - Lincoln with a Union victory finally at hand, and a few days left to live:  bleever   Apr-15-06 01:50 PM   #45 
  - If ever a face revealed the history of events of its time...  Old Crusoe   Apr-15-06 02:04 PM   #46 
  - Brilliant speech by a great American.  tabasco   Apr-15-06 03:37 PM   #49 
  - Yes, tabasco. I like your contrast a lot. Lincoln carried the weight of  Old Crusoe   Apr-15-06 05:11 PM   #52 
     - Language...exactly.  Honest_Abe   Apr-15-06 10:39 PM   #54 
     - Abe? Abe!? Is that you? My god in heaven!  Old Crusoe   Apr-15-06 10:46 PM   #55 
     - Well there were obvious ways to avoid the war  Yupster   Apr-16-06 03:42 PM   #64 
  - I recommend Gary Wills' "Lincoln at Gettysburg."  NNadir   Apr-16-06 03:45 PM   #65 
 

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