Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Birthday to a Hero of Freedom

Today we celebrate President Lincoln's birthday. As a hero of our nation, he has got to be in our top 10. The fact that slavery was ever acceptable in this "free" nation is deplorable and if it were not for the bravery and conviction of Lincoln we might have tolerated it even longer than we did. In a nation that was founded upon individual liberty, it is a testament to our lack of sophistication and consciousness that it was ever deemed acceptable to not grant the same basic rights to people of all colors and sexes. Today, let's take a few moments to consider how important this awareness is and remember that as a World Society, we still have a long way to go. Much intolerance for any "difference" still exists be it ethnic origin or religion or social status. Let's pray for more "Lincoln's" to stand up and take a stand for freedom of the individual and a realization that we are all part of a single world family. Let us work to raise up and empower everyone we can - we will all benefit. Happy Birthday to Abe Lincoln and Thank You!

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