"You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all of the time."
by:
Abraham Lincoln
(1809-1865) 16th US President
Source:
Attributed, but no sources found that Lincoln ever made the statement. The earliest known appearance is October 29, 1886 in the Milwaukee Daily Journal.
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Under our government in it's current form, those you can't fool all of the time you just put them back in line with fear, and the fewer who still don't fear, buy them or eliminate them if they have any influence in waking people of the game that's being played with their lives. They do what is necessary and nothing is right or wrong to accomplish their goals.
 -- Anon     
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    Lincoln, It seems America is an anomaly - the Spartans yet again show us the way and Ireland is close on its heals. It's time to break up America into four states, then we may stand a chance to survive - if not then it's "The Wild West part ll". The Euro needs to be abolished as this is part of the NWO strategy, hence the bailout of its members.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    He would know, Its how he ran the war "You can fool all of the people some of the time" directly related to how he destroyed the Constitution to save the union. The true beginning of progressivism. By inpowering the Federal government and allowing it to usurp state rights.
     -- TCPatriot, Farmdale     
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    Lincoln is right, we the people can never be fooled all the time by big government.
     -- Freedom Fighter     
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    A lot of people have been fooled into believing that Lincolns war to centralize government in Washington was about slavery which it was not. "Lincoln Unmasked" will unmask the "Great Emancipater."
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    Some people think it makes them smart to claim that the civil war was not about slavery. Every time there is a Lincoln quote someone blurts this ignorance out.
     -- warren, olathe     
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    Never underestimate America's ability to elect a polarizing leader when it needs one the least.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
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    Warren, can you give us any Lincoln quotes before the 1860 election showing he was going to end slavery. I think not.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    Slavery didn't end for agricultural workers until the mechanization of the 20th century. The causes of the civil war are many, but the effect has been the progressive centralization of government in the U.S.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
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     -- Anonymous      
    I am beginning to wonder, do we have a population of fools?
     -- Abigail Adams, hb     
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     -- Elisabeth, Astoria, NY      
    Lincoln wouldnt know liberty if it bit him. I dont see why he is involved with this site.
     -- Anonymous     
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    But you can fool enough of the people enough of the time to get away with murder! Famous quote, but it doesn't change the political fact that we ARE being fooled still!!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    In the absence from the People of Virtue illumined discernment, the feasibility and viability of Liberty is a chimera.

    The lifeblood of the sovereignty of the Sovereign Individual is his or her Virtue illumined discernment.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    Not shooting the messenger; as a stand alone philosophical observance - far more accurate than not.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Al, DC      
    You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time and that should just about do it.
     -- jim k, austin     
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