Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."My opinion on his legacy may be found here.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I'm afraid that I'm not a big fan of Mr. Lincoln
He gave a speech 150 years ago that has some degree of fame. What gets lost in the sepia-hued hagiography is his ruthless bloodthirstiness. You get a full measure of it in his second inaugural address: