Friday, November 11, 2005

Remember Why

Surburban Guerrilla reminds us about why we observe this date.

Abraham Lincoln
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon 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 battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who died here, that the nation might live. This we may, in all propriety do. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow, this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here.

It is rather for us the living, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

Remember all that have fallen or sacrificed for this idea of America when you throw up your hands in disgust at what our leadership is doing and country has become under it. Remember the above words and harden yourself to fight on in whatever way you can, small or large. We are more than George Bush ever dreamed and if we let his dark soul and distorted vision permanently change the principles of this country then we have prostituted what our forefathers sacrificed so much for. Remember.

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