At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
-- Lincoln's Jan. 27. 1838 address to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, IL, entitled "The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions:"
Don't get side-tracked by what the right wing or left wing media tell us who the enemy is. Don't believe for a second the enemy are those people across the isle who have a different way of thinking than you do. Humanity is beautiful. The human spirit lives on and wants to be free. We are born free, we want to live free, and we will die free. Anyone who comes around and wants to put you in a box is the enemy.
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