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The Signs as Melania Trump Quotes

Aries: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that ‘all men are created equal’”

Taurus: “Why, this car is auto-matic. It’s system-matic. Its hyyyyydro-matic. Why, it’s greased lightning!”

Gemini: “I’m sorry that people are so jealous of me. But I can’t help it that I’m popular”

Cancer: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”

Leo: “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten”

Virgo: “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind”

Libra: “Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel, you can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you just keep moving, you will come to a better place”

Scorpio: I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity”

Sagittarius: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart” 

Capricorn: “Think different”

Aquarius: “The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club”

Pisces: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”

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November 19th 1863: Gettysburg Address

On this day in 1863, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address. He made the speech at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, site of the major battle between the Union and Confederacy that July. The speech is one of the most famous in American history, despite being only around two minutes long. In this brief time, Lincoln discussed the egalitarian ideals of the Declaration of Independence, praised the efforts of Union soldiers, and extolled the virtues of American democracy. The Gettysburg Address remains a seminal piece of American rhetoric, and a defining moment of Lincoln’s presidency.

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

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The number one thing that I had hated about all my high school classes and even some college classes, is that the teachers were very good at spouting off facts and dates but none of them ever really dove very deep into what ever it was being taught, high school history was sadly never very exciting. And I was too often left with the feeling of being incomplete in the understanding of a particular lesson. If you hated your history text books for lack of substance but still love history then you will love this book. It is exciting and full of really integrating facts. It also really gives a feel for how the ideology of classical liberalism found fertile ground in America. If you want to understand the mood of the revolutionary war than you need to get a feel for the earlier colonial era. There are so many thrilling acts of rebellion, defiance and conflict in the history of the colonies, its like reading an action / adventure novel. Yet this is real unembellished  American history, not some watered down text-book or some attempt at twisting history to serve as fodder for some political theatrics, but rather a true account of how an ideology built upon the foundations of liberty and individuality and born in England, became so strongly rooted in the new world. 

If your a fan of  hetalia this book is a blast to read. 

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“It’s the question everyone in America and England is asking! Who can lose the war faster Howe or Washington?" 

Conceived in Liberty, Volume IV

I love Rothbard as a historian, he’s absolutely scathing of Washington something you really do not find in other American historians who fawn over our general and romanticize his leadership far beyond a realistic interpretation of it. Rothbard is so sass, he absolutely has no time for putting the founders on a pedestal out of the reach of criticism. 

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  • Iggy: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
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  • Iggy: Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.
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With 15,000 men to Washington’s 11,000, Howe’s army was superior in both firepower and manpower when the two forces met along Brandywine Creek, at Chad’s Ford, in Pennsylvania near the Delaware border. Howe attacked on September 11, sending Cornwallis with half the troops in a deft and silent flanking maneuver—reminiscent of Long Island—to the left to cross the stream and come behind the American right wing. General Sullivan, commanding the right wing, turned almost at the last

minute to meet the assault. Cornwallis had almost broken through Sullivan, but Nathanael Greene brought two brigades from the center and raced four miles in forty-five minutes to save the American right from utter rout, and perhaps the entire army from destruction. In the meantime, Gen. Wilhelm von Knyphausen, commanding the center at Chad’s Ford, was able to crash through the American center, and Washington was forced to retreat north to Chester, where Greene brought back his brigades to join him. The American defeat had been severe indeed; Washington had lost over 1,000 casualties, while the British had lost 500. Again Howe failed to press ahead quickly and destroy the demoralized American troops, but this time there was perhaps the good excuse that the British forces were too weary.

Gettysburg Address

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal…we here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

—from the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address. Most people know the beginning “Fourscore and seven years ago.” But did you know these facts about this speech?

  • While President Lincoln’s speech lasted only a few minutes, noted orator Edward Everett, who preceded him at the podium, spoke for nearly two hours.
  • Even though Lincoln wrote his address while in the White House, he was still making changes on the train ride to Gettysburg.
  • It is reported that, while this speech is the most famous ever given by an American President, the audience only gave Lincoln perfunctory applause after it finished. Perhaps they thought he wasn’t done speaking yet?
  • The Gettysburg Address was not Lincoln’s only recorded remarks on the battle. He penned a poem after the battle, and it remained undiscovered in presidential secretary John Hays’ files for more than a century.
  • Over a century later, orators travel to Gettysburg on the anniversary of Lincoln’s address to try their hand at presenting the words like

Image: “Lincoln at the Gettysburg address” by Fletcher C. Ransom, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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Very Short Fact: On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania:

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure … It is for us the living … to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us … that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

[p. 70, Democracy: A Very Short Introduction, by Bernard Crick]

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Image: Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, by the Library of Congress. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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  • Iggy: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

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  • Iggy: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
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“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate – we can not consecrate – we can not hallow – this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” 

Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we I should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate – we can not consecrate – we can not hallow – this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

Today is the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. There are are five known copies of this speech, the one above is the one most quoted. To see the other four you may go to http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/gettysburg.htm

The Library of Congress is also an excellent resource on all things related to The Gettysburg Address. You can read their blog post and find the links to their many online resources on this subject https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/november-19