By Abraham Lincoln
"My politics are brief and candy, just like the outdated woman's dance." the main eloquent of yankee presidents, Lincoln had a sagacious or funny touch upon every thing that mattered. This attractively designed and illustrated reward publication beneficial properties the nice Emancipator's innovations and evaluations on topics from politics to human nature to the burdens and privileges of the presidency.
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Standing for “no date”—means I was not able to assign the decade (previous to 1860) or the year during the Civil War (1861–1865). FAITH, MORALITY, AND “GOD’S WILL”: “Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it” The preacher, it is said, advocates temperance because he is a fanatic, and desires a union of the Church and State; the lawyer, from his pride and vanity of hearing himself speak; and the hired agent, for his salary.
1855 In your assumption that there may be a fair decision of the slavery question in Kansas, I plainly see you and I would differ about the Nebraska law. I look upon that enactment not as a law, but as violence from the beginning. It was conceived in violence, passed in violence, is maintained in violence, and is being executed in violence. I say it was conceived in violence, because the destruction of the Missouri Compromise, under the circumstances, was nothing less than violence. It was passed in violence, because it could not have passed at all but for the votes of many members, in violent disregard of the known will of their constituents.