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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 09:31 AM
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Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth

I read the Army was editing war dead photos this week before releasing them to the press. It brought this to mind. Check the link for your history lesson for today.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address

Spoken during another senseless war.


Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicatewe can not consecratewe can not hallowthis ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before usthat from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotionthat we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vainthat this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedomand that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.




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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 09:36 AM
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1. T'was always thus and always will be.
There has rarely been a problem in the US that we haven't addressed by killing a bunch of folks.

We are a savage people.
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