quinta-feira, novembro 14, 2013

Dishonest Abe

Lincoln Changed the Subject with Gettysburg Address por Kirkpatrick Sale:
.. that Constitution, and the nation that it created, had nothing to do with being “dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,” a complete absurdity for in fact it makes no mention of equality at all ..
.. the aristocratic Founding Fathers would have thought the idea of governmental machinery dedicated to liberty, much less equality, would be ludicrous — neither of them can be legislated — and they had no intention of setting up a nation that would try to achieve those undefinable and unachievable goals.
And as for the idea with which Lincoln ended his speech — that ours was a government of, by, and for the people — I’m afraid that too would have seemed a peculiar idea to the Fathers. The government they created was very careful to limit the powers of “the people,”

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