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To: mdittmar
all men are created equal. On Thursday August 14, 1862 President Lincoln gave an audience to a committee of colored men at the White House. This is part of what he had to say: "The aspiration of men is to enjoy equality with the best when free, but on this broad continent not a single man of your race is made the equal of a single man of ours."
24 posted on 11/19/2007 4:41:14 PM PST by boothead
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To: boothead
Oh C'mon,you can do better than that.

President Lincoln said worse than that in the 1800's.

C'mon,read a little,then see it in context."the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc."

25 posted on 11/19/2007 4:54:46 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: boothead

And of course you can point out some Southern leader who’s views on the races was more enlightened?


28 posted on 11/19/2007 7:05:36 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: boothead
On Thursday August 14, 1862 President Lincoln gave an audience to a committee of colored men at the White House. This is part of what he had to say: "The aspiration of men is to enjoy equality with the best when free, but on this broad continent not a single man of your race is made the equal of a single man of ours."

Look at the context!!!!! He's talking about the way those of African decent was treated, not their worth bestowed by the Creator.

Lincoln: Perhaps you have long been free, or all your lives. Your race are suffering, in my judgment, the greatest wrong inflicted on any people. But even when you cease to be slaves, you are yet far removed from being placed on an equality with the white race. You are cut off from many of the advantages which the other race enjoy. The aspiration of men is to enjoy equality with the best when free, but on this broad continent, not a single man of your race is made the equal of a single man of ours. Go where you are treated the best, and the ban is still upon you.

29 posted on 11/19/2007 7:20:45 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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