“Four score and seven years ago our fathers
brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation,
conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the
proposition that all men are created equal.”
Now Liberty is the word of question, why did President Lincoln use that word in specific?
It seems reminiscent of the legal immigration of immigrants from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libyia, Somalia, Sudan and Yeman. If we were conceived in the name of Liberty, why restrict Liberty to legal immigrants? Here are some points worth interest ;
1 Sudan [I originally put Somalia, but it does have a pocket of terrorism, nevertheless I still make a few other points on the principle of why a sweeping law like this is un-American) is not known for having a huge amount of terrorists.
2 The ban includes dual citizens, which contradicts the United States Constitution (Amendment 15 and 26) and the spirit of Liberty.
3 It is a self contradiction to use the fear of the highest office to scare smaller governments, into denying entrance of innocent civilians on the basis of terrorism (which is defined as a person who uses fear as a weapon)
Either way let’s continue forward.
“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing
wether that nation, or any nation so conceived,
and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met
here on a great battlefield of war. We have
come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting
place for those who here gave their lives that that
nation might live. It is altogether fitting and
proper that we should do this.”
I will not deny the existance of terrorism, but what is America? I have always believed it is a nation of freedom and equality, a shining city on a hill, unhidden from the entire world.
Yet now Trump think Presidents Reagan and Lincoln both wrong, that we shouldn’t grant Liberty out freely, he has proved that with executive action.
“But in a larger sense we can not dedicate – we can not consecrate – we can not
hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled, here, have
consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little
note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did
And let us remember the sacrifice for freedom.
“It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which
they have, thus far, so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated
to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take
increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure
of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in
vain; that this nation have a new birth of freedom: and that this
government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from
Here are the links to the references made http://americancivilwar.com/north/lincoln.html https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1187#a_12 http://constitution.findlaw.com/amendments.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizenship_of_the_United_States