We Are Not Enemies

Inauguration Day 2017 finds Americans deeply divided… and a President-Elect taking office with little interest in healing the nation’s wounds.  Donald Trump has the opportunity, and in a larger sense the responsibility, to accept the power of the Presidency and work faithfully to bring his people together.  His Twitter account shows a very different plan….

How have we come this far?

How have we come this far?

Lincoln offered such an effort to his dissatisfied countrymen in 1861… appealing to common history, faith, and sense…such a momentous task required more than 140 characters…

“I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. “

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