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Remembering America’s Independence and the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg

Tomorrow we will celebrate American Independence, and today is the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg.  While Lincoln predicted that “The world will little note, nor long remember” his speech, it has become a short but powerful reminder of the principles this nation was founded on.  While you should most certainly read the Declaration of Independence, take a moment to read the Gettysburg Address this Independence Day as well.

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 dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this 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 us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, 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.

You can also listen the speech as read by Jeff Daniels who played Col. Joshua Chamberlain in the incredibly accurate and powerful movie Gettysburg.

  • pduffy

    Lincoln’s Gettysburg address opened with the phrase, “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

    The biggest problem with this axiom is that its utterly false. All men are
    not created equal. The truth is in the holy scriptures (Romans 9:21):

    “Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to
    make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? What if God, wanting to
    show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory”.

    The “potter” is God. God, the creator, did not make “all men equal”, but created some for honor, and others for dishonor. The endless pursuit of ‘equality’ has led to the downfall of this nation, and Lincoln’s false axiom has led to the socialization of America.

    Verse 20: ” But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?”

    Those that dislike this inequality have attempted in vain to use the force
    of government to ‘equalize’ men, and that was the intent of Lincoln from the
    beginning of his war. He believed that black man was equal to the white man,
    and that any human oppression of one group of men over another was ‘evil’. The favor of God upon one race of men over another has been looked upon has evil, because God promised that he would bless the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob above the other nations of the earth. This blessing is evident, but people like Lincoln looked upon this ‘inequality’ with disdain. He was judging God.

    This belief in the equality of all men also led to the modern feminist movement, because of all men are equal, women must be equal to men and this attempt to ‘equalize’ men continues to this day as we see the same people forcing women into the military with the false notion that they are ‘equal’ to men in this ability. This is also false, as also proven by the holy scriptures:

    “Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man.” (1 Cor
    11:9). The feminists hate this idea, that they were created for the man, but
    rather believe they are over the man, and demand the power to kill the man’s
    offspring in their own womb to prove it. Abortion was never about ‘choice’ but
    exercising power over men as a show of force and equality.

    But because of the axiom of Lincoln, woman’s suffrage was enacted, giving
    the women political power over men, fulfilling this prophesy:

    “As for My people, children are their oppressors, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths.” (Isa 3:12).

    And who led the people in the 1860’s to err? That would be Abraham Lincoln,
    and many of his successors that have also believed in his false axiom, which
    has led to all these ‘equal opportunity’ laws, and rules of employment that
    have hand-strapped the original American spirit, which was NOT based on the
    idea of equality, but of human liberty. The entire tax system of the United States is based on Lincoln’s axiom that all men are created ‘equal’, so let’s tax those that are clearly more able and give to those who are not, because that’s ‘fair’. It’s a lie, and until we stop trying to equalize the society with laws, we will never be a great nation again.

    When will we stop quoting people like Lincoln? He was a liar and a tyrant,
    and it’s time to put his false axiom to rest.

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