So, I Decided To Rewrite The Gettysburg Address...Submitted by father_abraham85 on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 04:52
I would ask that everyone be kind. I did this in about 30 minutes. I always appreciate constructive criticism so if anything would sound better please add your comments below. I plan on speaking this at the June 21 convention in Sioux Falls, SD. If your up to it I encourage you to use it at any of the remaining conventions... maybe it can do some good. Just remember we are trying to appeal to their common sense (though, at times, we may not think they have any.)
Here It Is.
"Seven Score and Twelve years ago Abraham Lincoln brought forth in this country, a new party, conceived in liberty and now dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil debate testing whether that party or any party so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.
We are met here at a great convention of that debate. We have come here to dedicate a portion of that debate, as a first attempt to convince all who may listen that our constitution and our nation are in jeopardy. It is altogether necessary and vital that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not deliberate – we can not con•cil•i•ate – we can not heal – our indifference without agreeing: why we are able to do what we are doing right now. The brave men and women who have struggled to articulate the ideas of liberty within this party, have now con·cret·ed it far above the poor power of the statues quo to add or detract. The average citizen will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but they will soon not forget what we did here. It is for us, the delegates of this great state, rather, to dedicate our deliberations to the unfinished work of bringing our constitutional crisis to an end. It is rather up to the new generation to accomplish this great task remaining before us – that from these efforts the old generation will take increase devotion to this cause for which we are giving our sweat, tears and financial future! --That we, here, highly resolve that our constitutional republic shall not vanish in silence – that this party, 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."
Imagine Sam Waterston was reading this. :)