Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tyrants pwned; 19th century style

Abraham Lincoln from one of the Lincoln–Douglas debates for the senate race in Illinois, 1858.

Lincoln:

That is the real issue. That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle between these two principles—right and wrong—throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings. It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, "You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it." No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle.

Yo' got Lincoln-slammed, tyrants.

That's the heart of good government—the belief in and dedication to the common right of humanity.

Lincoln for the win. The irony being while he lost this race—the 1858 senate election—ultimately the debates won him the presidency in 1860 due to the earned media exposure. 

Way to play the medium, Linky.  

(Stovepipe hat doffed)

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