Abraham Lincoln: An American house divided will certainly fall

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Lincoln Memorial, aerial view, east side. (Image via Wikipedia entry on Abraham Lincoln, public domain)

MISSOURI, August 19, 2017 – Abraham Lincoln famously said:

“A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, 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. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South.”

Divided during Lincoln’s time, America is definitely on the road to being divided once again, as evidenced by the recent political and cultural clash in Charlottesville, Virginia where two violently opposed radical groups fought one another, culminating in the tragic death of one young woman with injuries to many more.

But things apparently have not gone far enough, particularly for left-wing radicals who seem determined to divide this country once again. The death and violence in Charlottesville was apparently the prelude to their most recent crusade, which is nothing less than the increasing efforts to obliterate our history via the destruction of our historical statutes.


As recent polls clearly demonstrate, the majority of Americans actually want to keep existing Statues of Confederate soldiers and generals. They are part of our former and sometimes checkered history as a nation. Their very presence in public places is a reminder of what happens when one area of the country or one flavor of political philosophy develops an undying, uncompromising hatred of the other.

What’s next on this ruinous agenda? The burning of history documents? The destruction of the Mount Rushmore memorial, the largest high relief sculpture in the world. The elimination of the Confederate Memorial in Stone Mountain, Georgia, which depicts three Confederate figures of the Civil War: Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson? The longtime, historical names of cities and schools? The list goes on and on.

Evidence mounts that a growing legion of “anarchist” destructors like the Antifa wrecking crews are actually hired to protest and raise this kind of violence and havoc for twenty-five dollars an hour, more than likely subsidized, at least in part, by organizations connected to billionaire globalist financier George Soros.

The media, of course, is piling on. As one would expect they are blaming Trump for everything bad that is currently happening. He responded helpfully and decently to the violence in Charlottesville. But he dared to equate right-wing thugs with left-wing thugs like Antifa. Naturally, this was not allowed to stand. It just was not good enough, so America’s “teachers” made him restate the subject again and again.

Add to this ongoing destruction other contested issues, such as the defiance of longstanding immigration laws by certain states and cities that encourage illegal “sanctuary cities,” even though Federal law is very clear on the subject. it is against the law for illegals to be in this country—end of argument.

With these distractions and many others, how are our lawmakers going to get anything important done such as tax and healthcare reforms, national infrastructure projects and the like? The demonstrators don’t care.

Our President who was elected by the people. But it is clear that the media, Democrats and some Republicans are doing everything to get rid of him, waving a flag of impeachment without any legal excuse to do so. As a result, those hostile to America and our way of life are already beginning to see us as weak and distracted, which may very well inspire terrorists, hostile countries – or both – to stage attacks on our citizens like the ones we’ve recently seen in Europe.

Former U.S.S.R. Communist Party boss Nikita Krushchev once claimed that Russia would not have to destroy America with missiles. He believed America would destroy itself from within. That once seemingly absurd prediction no longer seems preposterous in 2017.

The Bible, too, makes a similar, universal prediction in Mark 3:24:

“If a Kingdom is divided against itself it will fall.”

How do we stop this rolling catastrophe?

It is clear that some of our political leaders, regardless of political affiliation, must get together to solve these seemingly intractable problems. Although I am 87 years young, I will continue to write my representatives and voice my opinion.

Meanwhile, it is clear: We need another Abraham Lincoln.

 

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