Jesus said, “A nation divided against itself cannot stand” …
Lincoln used Christ’s words to speak to the Illinois Republican party as they nominated him as their candidate for Senate.
I pray, as in the issues before Lincoln in his speech, we find ourselves, in the end, at a similar but different fork in the road, where we, by God’s grace, choose the moral fork and end a better people than when we started this godforsaken journey.
A devastating Civil War was the unseen future for Lincoln and the Republicans; what, tell me, does our future hold? Clearly America will reap what she sows in the days ahead!
Taking liberty with the words of Lincoln –
I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half [Liberal] and half [Conservative]. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.
Either the opponents of [socialism], will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the [nation], [Capitalist] as well as [Marxist] — [Conservative] as well as [Liberal].