User:Leucosticte/Gettysburg address

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“When Lincoln spoke the words, ‘Four score and seven years ago,’ in the Gettysburg Address on this day, Nov. 19, 1863, he was referring to the Declaration of Independence. Do you consider it ironic Lincoln invoked a document that represented a revolution fought over secession and independence from an oppressive government while Lincoln himself was fighting to maintain federal power over states that were then considered sovereign?” — Bastiat Institute