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Tomconroy

(7,611 posts)
Mon May 10, 2021, 08:52 PM May 2021

Sometimes I think about the words of a Republican President.

The times were more frought than today. And of course it ended as badly as it could have. Maybe it just doesn't apply today.
" I loathe to close. We are not enemies, we are friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
I have lived through a lot of battles for the soul of the country. The other side was wrong, but at this point in my life, I guess I regard them as my fellow citizens. Not evil, just wrong.

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Sometimes I think about the words of a Republican President. (Original Post) Tomconroy May 2021 OP
Oh dear. I just quoted this post to my wife. Tomconroy May 2021 #1
Had Lincoln lived, and actually realized his vision of rsdsharp May 2021 #2

rsdsharp

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2. Had Lincoln lived, and actually realized his vision of
Mon May 10, 2021, 10:26 PM
May 2021

“With malice toward none; with charity for all,” I truly believe this country would be a very different, and better, place.

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