| posted by Joe Hice |

We are not enemies, but friends . . .

From my cousin, Deane Broome: Today is the the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s first inauguration. The last words of his inaugural address:

“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.”

I’m almost embarrassed to say it with Abe’s presence so close by, and his passion for America still so palpable today, but . . .

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Passion Rules!

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