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Saturday, April 15, 2017

WHEN THE RAIN FELL GENTLY FROM THE SKY

On this date April 15, 1865, when the "rain fell gently from the sky as if the heavens were weeping" Abraham Lincoln passed from man to immortal at 7:22 AM from the assassin's bullet which struck him the evening before. "Now he belongs to the ages" his  Secretary of War  Edward M. Stanton was recorded as saying in grief  by Lincoln secretary John Hay in his diary. 



We are reminded of Lincoln's letter to his friend Joshua Speed in 1855,  a decade before the end of the civil war. Lincoln was wrestling with slavery and the union and the Missouri compromise and whether Kansas would be admitted to the union as a slave state. 

This famous letter is remarkable for many things, and today it stands out for Lincoln's prescience for his interpretation of these most precious words upon which a great nation was founded: "All men are created equal": 

Dear Speed..
I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor or degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes" When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty -- to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocracy ..." 

Although Lincoln's reference to the "Know Nothings" refers to an actual political movement of the day, there are different more literal "Know Nothings" in charge of our great country today. From these words we can extrapolate this- in these troubling times when the degeneracy of "all men are created equal" continues with alacrity, Lincoln would be moving to Moscow. 

From Occupied America, where "Know Nothings" sit in our Oval Office, Fight the Power!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter!

MAGA

Anonymous said...

To read about KFR's/M-DC's cover-up of Darrell Rainey's torture/murder, see http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article145066239.html,
by the Herald's Julie Brown, who is doing a great job reporting this story.

The County is stonewalling/refusing an independent examination.

Dr. Lew must be exposed for her ham-handed collusion in this cover-up. Used to be you could go to the feds. Now "the feds" is Sessions. The local criminal defense bar should make a concerted demand for an independent examination. Any one of us could have represented Mr. Rainey. Most of us have dealt with Dr. Lew.

I hope this case makes the national news.

the trialmaster said...

The former medical examiner, the famous Dr. Joe Davis never would cover up the misconduct of law enforcement unlike this ass-kisser Dr. Lew. When I have encountered her she is always wearing all black with a black leather sleeveless vest. A far cry from when the ME office was run by Dr. Davis and assisted by Ron Wright. Disgraceful. She should be indicted.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Rainey's case has now made national and international news -- The New Yorker (3/28) and UK's The Independent (3/18), respectively.

Rumpole, why not use your blog to elicit other examples of Dr. Lew's corruption. She has immense power over our clients' cases. We should be building an impeachment library.

This is a horrible case. I agree with trialmaster: she should be indicted.