Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama is no Lincoln

Star Parker shows why Obama cannot be compared to Lincoln in her article Obama has little in common with Lincoln.

While Obama seeks "unity" to the exclusion of truth, Parker writes:

"Lincoln, too, sought unity. But Lincoln's notion of where national unity would lie was far different from Obama's.

"He prophetically stated the challenge after accepting the Republican nomination for the senate in 1858.

"'A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure half slave and half free. I do not expect the union to be dissolved. I do not expect the House to fall. But I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.'

"As historian Harry Jaffa points out, 'For Lincoln, as for Jefferson and for all genuine supporters of the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the distinction between right and wrong is antecedent to any form of government and is independent of any man's or any majority's will.'"
Continue reading Star Parker's article here...

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