"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."
Abraham Lincoln
(1809-1865) 16th US President
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 -- David, Sydney      
 -- Mike, Norwalk      
James 4:14-19 (King James Version) 14Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 17Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
 -- Anonymous     
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    If we don't all hang together, surely we will hang separately. (Franklin)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Clearly speaks to conservatives of today. Preserve America's integrity, and moral compass.
     -- Nancy, Marion,OH     
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    " The ill-timed truth we might have kept-
    Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung?
    The word we had not sense to say-
    Who knows how grandly it had rung?

    "Earth bears no balsam for mistakes;
    Men crown the knave, and scourge the tool
    That did his will; but Thou, O Lord,
    Be merciful to me, a fool ! "

    The room was hushed; in silence rose
    The King, and sought his gardens cool,
    And walked apart, and murmured low,
    " Be merciful to me, a fool ! "
    Edward R. Sill

     -- Ronw13, OR     
    This from the man who suspended habeas corpus and jailed newspaper editors and other politicians for protesting his war. He also said "Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people, that can, may revolutionize, and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit." He was hypocrite and a tyrant.
     -- Mike, NM     
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