Nouailhac - The incredible modernity of Abraham Lincoln
These words were spoken by Abraham Lincoln before the Congress of the United States, during his official declaration of new president, after his election of November 6, 1860, so there are exactly 155 years:
The incredible modernity of these words spoken over a century and a half ago will not escape anyone in France today. Abraham Lincoln will forever remain in the history of the United States for these powerful words and for also having abolished slavery and winning the American Civil War. Re-elected in 1864, he was assassinated in 1865 by a southern extremist. Let us hope that the words of this immense American president, 155 years after being spoken, can once again resonate on the other side of the Atlantic, in the homeland of La Fayette, who has a vital need to hear them. .
Yes, we should post this in all schools because our hyperprotective nanny state only acts or works by wanting to govern our lives and make the French so unaccountable ...
"You who, like me, are Americans, do not ask yourself what your country can do for you, but ask yourself what you can do for your country. You who, like me, are citizens of the world, do not ask yourself not what the United States can do for the world, but ask yourself what you can do for the world. ”JF K ... Maybe the editorial staff could send the annotated article to the Elysée to the current tenant ...