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    Came across this today, and thought it was very pertinent for our times and would share:

    "The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of another man's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name; liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names; liberty and tyranny."

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    Yeah the guy was amazing and it is a shame he didn't get a chance to do his reconstruction project. One thing about Lincoln though is while lauded by Republicans, he is the main reason why the Federal Government is as powerful as it is today.

    He used the Federal to pull states back into the union. This really accelerated the demise of states rights.

    Still love the guy. I remember reading a story about how in his earlier political career he pretty much choke slammed a heckler or something like that.

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    President Obama mentioned something similar in his inaugural address today - something about how we as Americans value liberty even if we don't all mean the same thing by it. Immediately thought of this quote when I heard it.
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