Henry A. Wallace (1888 – 1965) - American politician, journalist, and farmer who served as U.S Secretary of Agriculture , U.S Secretary of Commerce and 33rd Vice President Of the United States from 1941 to 1945 under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was a strong supporter of Roosevelt's New Deal.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers 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. 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 — that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth".
This "Nicolay" draft of the Gettysburg Address is one of five slightly different drafts of the speech known to exist. It is named for John G. Nicolay, President Lincoln's personal secretary. Most historians consider this version the "reading copy" at Gettysburg. Learn more at Abraham Lincoln online
Write not for me
on this long, sorry day.
Bring forth the troops
to take him away.
You all are complicit
in what now occurs,
with all of your hate
and unwanted slurs.
Trying to change the rule,
in place on this day,
because you want the election
to go just your way.
You petulant child
with your pompous smile,
need to leave us now;
go away for a long while.
Among the cars, trains, abandoned planes
and the cast off remains
of a place of love and renown.
No longer the same, for what remains,
is the memorable ruins of the Clown.
His lies, hateful rhetoric, which he's made,
have caused many citizens to be afraid
of losing their or a loved one's life,
for his complete failure to quickly act,
while spreading lies; not truthful fact.
How can you trust he who would divide,
the citizens so worried they now hide
the annals of a National History.
Wow! Great poem!
Loy. As always you are very kind to this aged writer. Thank you for your support
Here we are,
awaiting the results
which will soon be
the election results
of November three.
Will the World be blue,
or some shade of red
and will remand, as it is,
but perhaps, instead,
we'll get back to making
this Country whole again,
by changing to a leader
who cares about others
and won't offer despair.
I hope it's the latter
for if it is not,
we'll all deserve this,
Is it time to trip
the Light Fantastic
or shuffle off to Buffalo?
While it seems, in this campaign,
the use of smoke and mirrors
and untruthful innuendo invades
our daily lives, with promises
made and promises kept,
with no regards for others.
Racist remarks, from a individual
of questionable virtue. If re-elected,
what does that say about the moral
values of this country's citizens?
"He wantonly tears at the fabric of our democracy without care or concern for the destruction he causes. Cultural divides, racial unrest, economic disparity and constitutional abuses are just tools to be used to feed his narcissism, advance his political ambitions and line his pockets" ..... "Trump or America,” she wrote. “We cannot have both.” .... Read the complete article on USA Today