For today, any resemblance of Lincoln's 'government of the people, by the people, and for the people' is fading fast.
While we've conveniently been divided, and diverted from discussing systemic racial injustice, to passionately debating the NFL and Flag Idolatry, the real threats to The People are taking place under the deceitful guise of "Religious Liberties" under the direction of AG Jeffrey Sessions and those Religious Right advisors who conspired with foreign governments and colluded to get #Fake45 elected.
In the recent post by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, New Trump Administration Policies Are A Blueprint For Using Religion To Discriminate, the troublesome executive orders clearly reveal the malicious intentions of those behind it, and those who are being targeted by such unconstitutional discrimination.
If one day, when one minority faction/sect of any religion is exalted to supreme authority by the government, and given special rights and exemptions over any other laws/religion(s)/people, you've woken up in a Theocracy.
If one day you realize, all separate branches of government have been hijacked by radicalized neo-Fascists and religious zealots, who refuse to respect the human decency and inalienable rights of any others, and when those with any moral compass or conscience acquiesce to the radicalized religious and neo-fascist authorities, you've probably woken up in a Theocracy.
Now, we all see exactly who/what was elected. Trump is nothing but a vassal puppet for the Radicalized Right and their treasonous intent to subvert our secular Government.
Today, Abraham Lincoln's own party is destroying his higher vision and any hopes he described as he said:
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
For today, all resemblance of Lincoln's government is fading fast.
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