Sunday, January 29, 2012

If CNN Moderated The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Abraham Lincoln: “This declared indifference, but, as I must think, covert real zeal for the spread of slavery, I cannot but hate. I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world — enables the enemies of free institutions, with plausibility, to taunt us as hypocrites — causes the real friends of freedom to doubt our sincerity, and especially because it forces so many really good men amongst ourselves into an open war with the very fundamental principles of civil liberty …

Wolf Blitzer: “I’m sorry to interrupt, Mr Lincoln, but we’re getting off topic and we only have two minutes left. It’s been rumored that you’re bipolar. Would you be willing to reveal your medical records, yes or no?”

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