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An Evolving Consciousness


It is not merely for today, but for all time to come that we should perpetuate for our children’s children this great and free government, which we have enjoyed all our lives. I beg you to remember this, not merely for my sake, but for yours. I happen to occupy temporarily this big White House. I am a living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father’s child has. It is in order that each one of you may have, through this free government which we have enjoyed, an open field and a fair chance for your industry, enterprise and intelligence: that you may all have equal privileges in the race of life, with all its desirable human aspirations. It is for this the struggle should be maintained, that we may not lose our birthright. The nation is worth fighting for, to secure such an inestimable jewel.

Lincoln, Abraham

Quote of the day

Keeping the promise of our founding – the promise of America – means keeping faith with our values.  But keeping faith, while often enormously difficult , is not a burden.  It is our greatest source of strength.  It is what knits us together, what motivates us and moves us forward, and what connects us to other nations.    Our values keep America strong by binding us together.  By committing and recommitting ourselves to our ideals, we have forged a common American identity.  It is what makes e pluribus unum – “out of many, one” -possible.  Anne-Marie SlaughterTHE IDEA THAT IS AMERICA

Quotes for the day

Politics – I don’t know why, but they seem to have a tendency to separate us, to keep us from one another, while nature is always and ever making efforts to bring us together.  ~Sean O’Casey

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.  ~Alexis de Tocqueville

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