Sunday, February 12, 2012

Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1865

Today is the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.  For a lovely reflection on our 16th President, visit this site on YouTube.  You can hear the beautiful "Lincoln Portrait" composed by American contemporary composer Arron Copeland.  Take 10 minutes and think about this great man.  Lincoln was determined to manage the war between the States in a way to save the Union.  In doing so, he confronted the major issues of the day - State's rights, economic opportunity, human rights.  He remained dignified, even in the face of ugly opposition.  He accepted the responsibility that events thrust upon him.  He did not shrink from challenge or danger.  He did not mistake his role as leader for an entitlement to power.  He was honest and humble.  Would that we had such a candidate today. 

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