January 29, 2005

"That All Should Have an Equal Chance"

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"I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence. . . . I have often inquired of myself what great principle or idea it was that kept the United States so long together. It was not the mere matter of the separation of the colonies from the mother land, but that something in the Declaration giving liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but hope to the world for all future time. It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance." -- Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural

From the day of our Founding, we have proclaimed that every man and woman on this earth has rights, and dignity, and matchless value, because they bear the image of the Maker of Heaven and earth. Across the generations we have proclaimed the imperative of self-government, because no one is fit to be a master, and no one deserves to be a slave. Advancing these ideals is the mission that created our Nation. It is the honorable achievement of our fathers. Now it is the urgent requirement of our nation's security, and the calling of our time.

So it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world. -- George W. Bush -- Second Inaugural

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"Did we win? Who knows? But many Iraqis think they did."
-- Belmont Club

The Continuing American Revolution in an Age of Globalization. Over 200 Years Old. Still Freeing Slaves.

Posted by Vanderleun at January 29, 2005 10:38 PM
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This election has had me mesmerized all weekend. I've been watching FNC and and the Spirit of America progam on C-SPAN and reading blogs all day today. What an amazing thing it has been to watch the birth of democracy in the cradle of civilization.

Posted by: Scott R at January 30, 2005 4:51 PM

Man is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by nature
and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of Criteria.
Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive characteristic
is, and of Right ought to be, the natural foundation of
his environments, institutions, and respectful relations
to his fellow-man. Thus, he is oriented to a Freedom
whose roots are in the Order of the universe.

See the complete article at Homesite:
"Human Defined: Earth's Choicemaker"
http://www.choicemaker.net/

Posted by: Jim Baxter at February 2, 2005 7:33 AM