Twelve score years ago our “fathers” brought forth on this continent a new nation, once again conceived in ignorance, deception, lies and half-truths, and dedicated to the proposition that all men, when left to their own devices and initiatives, would wander about aimlessly, hopelessly lost without the “leadership” of those elect.
Lest we forget, those of the Congress, the Senate and the White House are no different, nor are they in any way superior to those who occupy this nation. Truth is, they are not worthy of treading upon the very footsteps of the so-called “common man.”
After all, it is the people of this nation, through diligence and hard work, who supply the lifeblood of these leeches who posture such arrogant “superiority.”
Now we find ourselves engaged in yet another great war, testing whether this nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of this war.
We have come to dedicate a portion of this field as testimony that those who here gave their lives, did so in vain. No nation can long endure whose very foundation is built upon the laws of man and not of God.
The memory of those brave men who struggled here, now demand our concerted efforts that all of mankind should henceforth live in dedication to these principles: that no one should ever again endure the sting of rule. Wherever there is government, there can be no freedom.
The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it should never forget what we ardently struggle to achieve here. It is for us, the living, to be dedicated to the corrective work which they who fought here so gallantly, failed to achieve.
It is sheer insanity to come from such a war as the American Revolution, with a loss of fifty-thousand men, then turn right around and recreate a system very similar to that just defeated, thus again granting inordinate powers to a small group of men and women who, like ourselves, were born dead in sin, and then expect them to resist their sin natures!
It is for us to be dedicated to the great task remaining, that from these misguided dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they should have given their last full measure of devotion.
We are here highly resolved that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that the will of God and His people shall not perish from the earth…
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