by Gary North: TSA:
Thou Shalt Acquiesce
At the ceremony
honoring half of the fallen dead at Gettysburg, Lincoln delivered
a speech justifying the slaughter. It became the most memorable
speech in American history — surely the most famous Presidential
speech. I had to memorize it in the fifth grade in 1952, in the
town of Marietta, Ohio.
We need to
remember it for what it really was: a political speech. Political
speeches are not noted for their full disclosure. So, I have re-written
it. Here is the Gettysburg Address, decoded in terms of Republican
Party politics in the fall of 1863.