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Lincoln on Opposition to Mob Rule

I posted an essay referring to this essay by Abraham Lincoln so I thought I may as well post the whole thing somewhere.


OPPOSITION TO MOB-RULE

ADDRESS BEFORE THE YOUNG MEN’ S LYCEUM OF SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS.

January 27, 1837.

As a subject for the remarks of the evening, “The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions “is selected.

In the great journal of things happening under the sun, we, the American people, find our account running under date of the nineteenth century of the Christian era. We find ourselves in the peaceful possession of the fairest portion of the earth as regards … continue reading...

Obama on Immigration Just One More Symptom of the Collapse of the Rule of Law

Setting aside completely the moral or ethical issues that may compel someone to grant young illegal immigrants immunity, and even allow them to work in the US without hindrance, the approach that Obama has taken to bring it about is, to put it bluntly, the death rattle of the Republic.  This article in the Politico goes over some of the other examples in the Obama administration of open defiance of the law, which, if I recall correctly, Obama (and others… ie, Holder) swore to uphold in his inaugural oath.

I am reminded of the words of Abraham Lincoln, who, … continue reading...