February 12, 2011
What would Abe Lincoln say?
Today is Abraham Lincoln’s 202nd birthday. Having led our nation through its darkest hours, President Lincoln’s thoughts and insights continue to resonate and inspire us today. There was no honeymoon period for Lincoln’s presidency as he was immediately faced with the dissolution of the Republic and civil war. No president has ever faced so grave a crisis upon assuming office and yet this unassuming man with no previous executive experience rose to the task. Given the current state of our Republic and the challenges we are facing, one can only pause and wonder what thoughts and advise 'Honest Abe' would share with us and our leaders. Abraham Lincoln on the people: I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse...(Read Full Post)