Abraham Lincoln was a tall, awkward, homely man of great inner beauty and wisdom. He had many important ideas to convey to this nation and its people, if they would listen. He gave his life for this country. He was a Republican, but he would most certainly be an outcast of the Republican Party in this day and age.
Almost everything he said a hundred years ago is very prophetic for this day and age. Take this quote for example:
…an era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people…until wealth is aggregated in a few hands…and the Republic is destroyed.
Is this not where we are today? Everyday, the middle and lower classes are losing ground in terms of jobs and income, access to education, medical care, social security, and a sense of empowerment and well-being. Because we are at this critical tipping point, corporations and wealthy people should be expected to give back to this nation for the good of the Republic. But will they? And more importantly, will we insist that they do or let our own prejudices lead us astray?