The Better Angels of Our Nature – Abraham Lincoln
Donald J. Trump and the Congress of the United States; now that you have heard from “We the people” what are you going to do?
I implore the party of Lincoln to go back to his First Inaugural Address and show the same graciousness to their adversaries as Lincoln showed.
I am an UNAFFILIATED voter so let’s stop this MANDATE crap.
Gallup survey 2016 Sept 14-18 Party Affiliation; 27% Republican, 40% Independent[Unaffiliated (me)], 32% Democrat, 44% Republican including leaners, 49% Democrat including leaners.
After this contentious Presidential election I think it most appropriate to review another contentious Presidential election at the splitting of our country; North and South:
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States. 1989. WASHINGTON, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 1989
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2001–13
“The national upheaval of secession was a grim reality at Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration. Jefferson Davis had been inaugurated as the President of the Confederacy two weeks earlier. The former Illinois Congressman had arrived in Washington by a secret route to avoid danger, and his movements were guarded by General Winfield Scott’s soldiers. Ignoring advice to the contrary, the President-elect rode with President Buchanan in an open carriage to the Capitol, where he took the oath of office on the East Portico. Chief Justice Roger Taney administered the executive oath for the seventh time. The Capitol itself was sheathed in scaffolding because the copper and wood “Bulfinch” dome was being replaced with a cast iron dome designed by Thomas U. Walter.”
Abraham Lincoln ends his address with this:
“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”
Abraham Lincoln First Inaugural Address Monday, March 4, 1861
First I must tell you I am an UNAFFILIATED voter in Caroline County Maryland, one of the 16 members of the Maryland Rural County Coalition. In the 2010 midterm elections, there were a total of 18,037 eligible voters in Caroline County. 7,461 (41.36%) with the Republican Party, 7,407 (41.07%) with the Democratic Party, and 2,949 (16.35%) were unaffiliated.
Google search produced this:
“Caroline County, Maryland – Wikipedia
Coordinates: 38°52′N 75°49′W / 38.867°N 75.817°W / 38.867; -75.817. Caroline County is a rural county located in the U.S. state of Maryland on its Eastern Shore. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,066. Its county seat is Denton. …. It is regularly ranked among the poorest of all 23 Maryland counties.”
Living in Caroline County you wouldn’t know that “Maryland is the richest state in the United States of America.” Caroline County is ranked 20th out of 23 counties by per capita income.
Caroline County is one of the many counties across this country that has been left behind in sharing the prosperity of this great country. The Federal Government has failed us miserably.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “Maryland is the richest state in the United States of America, with a median household income of $69,272 according to the 2010 census. Per capita income was $25,615 in 2000 and personal per capita income was $37,331 in 2003.”