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Abe Lincoln and appearances

By Michael Moriarty
web posted July 2, 2007

In the eyes of the Progressives God is a scientist and nothing but a scientist. Apparently He doesn't talk to the rest of us.

Who and what are the rest of us? We are a majority of the human race that aren't really much interested in the language of science, and, indeed, many of those languages are foreign tongues, as alien to our understanding as a lawyer's hieroglyphics in a legal brief. "They went right over my head," we seem to be saying.

With technology, repairs and maintenance, we expect the mechanics to know more than we do. However, when it comes to a government of the people, the language of politicians had better be clear, or those would-be leaders belong in another country, running another government.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident …"

How much plainer can you get?

"… that all men are created equal."

Well, it took almost 100 years for America to grow beyond appearances and up into the meaning of our equality in the eyes of our Creator, in a nation under God. Indeed, "the grapes of wrath" were trampled out on the backbone of the Confederate South, and it was Abraham Lincoln who had clarified the issue early in his political career. "Why," asked the eventual 16th President of the United States, "did God make so many common-looking people?"

Lincoln's answer to his own question was, "because God prefers common-looking people."

My own addition to that explanation is that the reason God prefers common-looking people is because we common-looking people cannot afford to judge by appearances. Science will judge by nothing but proven appearances, and bolsters the Progressive's growing obsession with diet, weight, attractiveness, the politically correct friendships with only those equally as healthy and wealthy or, at least, easily recognizable as "people of influence."

"Right makes might," proclaimed Lincoln to a Brooklyn audience during his first presidential campaign. Hardly a favourite at the time, Abraham Lincoln was increasingly certain that slavery would eventually be criminalized.

It is with a similar certainty regarding abortion, that it will be re-criminalized, that I also seek the Presidency of the United States. ESR

Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Moriarty is also running for President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate for the Realists Party. To find out more about Moriarty's presidential campaign, contact rainbowfamily2008@yahoo.com.


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