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Re: [RC] political posts (way off topic, but hard to stop) - Dbeverly4

In a message dated 3/21/2003 9:13:04 PM Pacific Standard Time, ColoBooky@xxxxxx writes:

I fully stand behind our President and all those men and women that our over in Irag defending me and keeping me safe from a future of being bombed and gases by someone who doesn't care a bit about human life

I was at my boys' highschool today and there is a bronzed plaque with Lincoln's Gettysburgh address engraved on it.....I couldn't believe how meaningful that message was.  Here it is, I hope it gives somebody (even one person) pause for thought.

Four score and seven years ago our forefathers 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. For 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 -- and 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.

Never, ever forget all the great people who went before us who gave their lives for this country.  And NEVER forget September 11.

(last off topic post, I promise)