I think that all political conservatives should hate, I mean HATE, Abraham Lincoln with an abiding passion. The kind of contempt and furious anger that Rush Limbaugh has when his oxy dealer is out of town. But it isn’t a hatred born and fueled by racism, though that is certainly mixed in the clay, it should come from the realization of what the actualization of these words would look like,
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.
Somehow, with the passage of Roe v. Wade, moral conservative weighed in and waded into the political arena and began a slow, inertial assimilation of the Republican Party, confusing and displacing political conservatism with a moral agenda that had no real allegiance to conservative principles nor to the party of Lincoln. They had and have no real loyalty to the declaration and demand of Lincoln that we are and that we shall remain, even unto to the shedding of blood, a government of, by and for the people and that we shall purpose our lives dutifully to its perpetual preservation.
Yet, our neighbor, our fellow citizens, when confronted by the left’s demand for a more transparent and democratic government and society, proudly declare that there is no such thing as American democracy, that we are in fact a Republic, because the Founding Fathers, who on the right have been distorted by men such as David Barton to such a degree that one might confuse them with one of the twelve apostles, saw no hope for placing the future of the revolution into the hands of the revolution’s very constituency, essentially wrote them out of the will and established a plutocracy that has not only survived but thrived and debauched in the intoxication of capitalism in quantities that Bacchus himself would have refrained from.
You see, when our republican friends think of a government of, by and for the people, it looks a little more like this. And that’s enough to scare the shit out of anyone.
So republicans, just come out of the closet and come to terms with the fact that you should hate and despise Abraham Lincoln and are driven by a quasi moral agenda that doesn’t care one bit about the pluralistic nation that was declared independent in 1776 and the America that we know today, because you just want your way. And as we’ve seen with the likes of McConnell and Boehner, if you can’t have it, to hell with it, you’ll be satisfied with burning it to the ground so no one gets to have America!