Monday, December 01, 2014

Book of Words from a Great Republican

Committee on Lincoln Dinner (ed.) Selections from the Works of Abraham Lincoln. New York, N.Y.: Republican Club of the City of New York, 1893.

This book is a collection of selected and writing of Abraham Lincoln.

Among notable words of Lincoln include in 1854 his noting that “slavery deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world” and cause nations to “doubt our sincerity” about freedom.

Lincoln in 1857 criticized the Dred Scott U.S. Supreme Court decision. In 1858, he arged “I believe this Government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half will become all one thing or all the other”. He observed that “slavery is an unqualified evil” and that “our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has placed in us.”

As President in 1864, Lincoln argue that “Labor is the superior of capital, and deserve much the higher consideration. Capital has its right, which are as worthy of protection as any rights...there is not of necessity any such thing as he free hired labor being fixed to that condition for life.”


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