Message from discussion OT : The Lesson of Lincoln
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On Nov 19 2012 3:08 PM, O-PGManager wrote:
> On Nov 19 2012 1:52 PM, mockinjay wrote:
> > On Nov 19 2012 10:21 AM, mo_ntresor wrote:
> > > the movie wasn't preachy, though it began unpromisingly. the stories,
> > > dialogue, and politics were fascinating, but the movie ran a half hour
> > > long. the big lesson was bipartisanship (to unite):
> > >
> > > don't grind your enemies to dust; don't take everything you can and feel
> > > you deserve. to achieve a meaningful, peaceful end, you must GIVE.
> > >
> > >
> > > the republicans and abe gave obama the chance to be president. maybe he
> > > could learn a few lessons from them.
> > >
> > > mo_ntresor
> > For some reason I was left thinking about 'Saving Private Ryan.'
> > "I hope that at least in your eyes, I've earned what all of you have done
> > for me."
> > So many died to free the slaves and I have never heard any African
> > American recognize that. Just sayin, I never have.
> Read Doris Kearns Goodwin book. Lincoln held the union together
> (including 5 slave states) by convincing everyone they were NOT fighting
> to free the slaves.
> Opie G. Manager
> Assistant Newsgroup Coordinator Emeritus (2009-2011)
The movie made that clear, but it also made it clear they took that
approach to get it passed, not because that was their real intent.