President Lincoln to Congress

From his Cooper Union Address.

Goes to show that the democrats have never changed:

Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events. {remarks were in ref to the dems clinging to need of slavery in the south}

Now to the Republicans:

Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US, TO THE END, DARE TO DO OUR DUTY AS WE UNDERSTAND IT. {about republicans caving and allowing themselves to be bullied}

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