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30 Days of Abraham Lincoln – Day 16

I think the authors of that notable instrument intended to include all men, but they did not mean to declare all men equal in all respects. They did not mean to say all men were equal in color, size, intellect, moral development, or social capacity. They defined with tolerable distinctness in what they did consider all men created equal — equal in “certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This they said, and this they meant.  — 1858

My Take – Racism or whatever -ism is one of the more ignorant things I can learn about someone.  I judge people by their actions, not their inherited traits.  If you’re a black man who takes care of his business and stays out of mine, I have no fight with you.  If you’re a white man who makes his life my problem, then you’re a jerk, and will be treated accordingly.  In other words, I sort the sheep from the goats individually, and don’t pay attention to which field they came out of.

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