Six Months in San Francisco and the Gettysburg Address

Blogger-friend Rob Goldstein, a talented and multi-faceted man, has given me permission to share this excellent piece about the evolution of our democracy. He has tied his words and pictures in a short video clip highlighting scenes from recent marches for our freedom. Please take just a few minutes to peruse this remarkable post … you will come away feeling a bit more hopeful … I did. Thank you, Rob, for this post and for permission to share!

Art by Rob Goldstein

“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.”

Re-processed digitized image scanned from an oil painting by Eastman Johnson, A Ride for Liberty, The Fugitive Slaves A Ride for Liberty – The Fugitive Slaves

American Democracy is a living political system, it evolves.

In 1776 ‘all men are created equal’ meant all wealthy white men who
owned land; by 1863, it meant most white men regardless of class and
a war with the South to abolish slavery.

American Democracy continues to struggle and evolve.

“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…

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