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Gettysburg revisited

Lincoln at Gettysburg
Crowd of citizens and soldiers with Lincoln at Gettysburg, 1863-11-19 Record Group 111: Records of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860-1982 Series: Matthew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, compiled 1921-1940, documenting this period 1860-1865 ARC Idenitifier: 529085 Rediscovery number: 12039 Still Pictures Identifier: 111-B-4975 [Note: This image is a scan of the Munson 8x10 B&W copy negative] 111-B-4975_2008_001

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Seven score and seventeen years ago President Lincoln at Gettysburg [1863-11-19] asked his audience to resolve that those dead should not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, should have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth.

Today, corporations are people, and we have government of the corporations, by the corporations, for the corporations. We need corporations. We do not need corporations on welfare. We do not need corporations controlling our media and our government. We must resolve that those who died at Gettysburg and who have died for lack of freedom since, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, to name only two, shall not have died in vain, that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the humans, by the humans, for the humans shall be restored to the earth.

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Photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg, 1863-11-19, by Matthew Brady.

Images of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are copyrighted and used here for noncommercial purposes claiming fair use. They were obtained from Wikimedia Commons following the links provided under their pictures.

Copyright 2020 CC BY-SA Spencer Graves

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