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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2018 12:49 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/20/2018 12:49 PM
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President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Honor of President's Day

Gettysburg, PA...While it was delivered 5 years before our country officially started celebrated Decoration Day which became Memorial Day. The Gettysburg Address remains one of the most eloquent of tributes to those who gave their all that we might be free.




The "Bliss Copy" of his address





"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."


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I PREDICT...
Posted on: 2018-02-20 12:55:37   By: Anonymous
 

I predict that, in time, President Donald J. Trump will be convicted of espionage and executed because of his collusion with the Russians. Time is his enemy... Of course, he is old and could die of natural causes first, but his denial of Russian election influence is tantamount to pleading his own guilt. Trump will be the 21st C. Rosenbergs...


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    Re: I PREDICT...
    Posted on: 2018-02-20 13:26:37   By: Anonymous
     
    we can only hope...

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    Posted on: 2018-02-20 16:48:36   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-20 13:14:36   By: Anonymous
 
I always wondered what Lincoln's voice was like. This is great.

Just kidding. Wonderful speech, whoever voiced it.

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    Re: what Lincoln's voice was like.
    Posted on: 2018-02-20 17:40:06   By: Anonymous
     
    He sounded like Re-run from that sitcom "What's Happening?"

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Honorable Man
Posted on: 2018-02-20 15:33:50   By: Anonymous
 
Such an honorable man - totally opposite of what we have now which is shameful..

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    Re: Honorable Man who had one.
    Posted on: 2018-02-20 16:50:09   By: Anonymous
     
    He had one of those thing right from the 1st day in Office.
    He kept it under his hat.

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      Re: Honorable Man who had one.
      Posted on: 2018-02-20 18:57:54   By: Anonymous
       
      We all could only wish a leader like this was president. Not a bought out by a woman, man, gender fluid? that believe in making this once beautiful place and not making people enemies. A homeland we all could live as one and enjoy. No greed and hateful thoughts. We have a what have you done for me lately outlook. Again most want to think about the pad my pocket, not the folks that come before and after. No vision just dirty greed. The people in government today could really careless about this dirt patch unless that green stuff that really matters is under the growing nose.

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        No greed and hateful thoughts.
        Posted on: 2018-02-20 19:34:15   By: Anonymous
         
        Bite Me.

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        Re: Honorable Man who had one.
        Posted on: 2018-02-20 19:36:04   By: Anonymous
         
        I wonder if Abraham Lincoln had a wheat-grass juicer?...and if so what brand?

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        Re: Honorable Man who had one.
        Posted on: 2018-02-20 20:01:04   By: Anonymous
         
        "not making people enemies."???!!
        WHAT!?!?!?!? Are you oblivious to history?

        Lincoln divided this nation into two warring factions of US citizens shooting each other. Brother fighting brother and cousin killing cousin. Hundreds of thousands of citizens died in the Civil War.
        Obama is the only other US president to so divide this nation.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-20 20:09:36   By: Anonymous
 
Come on Pine Tree, can’t you lock that hahaha idiot. Really! The post is wha ko and serves no reasonable discourse. Block that which is merely thoughtless and intended only to obstruct .

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-02-20 20:24:52   By: Anonymous
     
    You're not a big fan of free speech I see.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-02-20 22:01:05   By: Anonymous
       
      This ignorant hillbillies HA HA LCH comments every day are not free speech, they are the same ridiculous comments his 6 year old hero makes, just trying to deflect the inevitable, which is not to far off, Thank You Mr Meuller, you are doing this country a great service.



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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-02-20 22:50:37   By: Anonymous
         
        corn, green pepper, chicken, chile...*sighs* onions.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-21 10:25:30   By: Anonymous
 


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