Lincoln got one thing right...

It will be rare indeed that I quote the Great Hypocrite Abraham Lincoln. The reason for my vitriol will for now remain the subject of some future post. But here's something he said that I totally agree with:

Lincoln's Address Before the
Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois

January 27, 1838

'...At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?-- Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!--All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.'

Thanks to Crusader Rabbit for this enlightening quote.

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