Tonight I was looking through one of my Grandma’s Scrapbooks and came across this editorial cartoon.
Can you imagine this country without Lincoln?
History books and classrooms without his picture, his story, his inspiration?
Without Lincoln this might still be a great nation; but a great nation with the heritage of his humor, courage, wisdom, and tragedy…
… a great nation without a heart.
The editorial cartoon was in a 1961 scrapbook and was with other editorial cartoons of President Lincoln and President Washington.
My grandmother really liked President Lincoln, and she saved many articles and clippings that represented him.
She also left me a set of Marx President figures and the one of President Lincoln is the one that looks like it was handled the most. These two sit on top of my computer at home and I see them every day.
I also really like President Lincoln. He brought America through a very difficult time in history and lives on in our memories.
He is also one of the few presidents that people can readily quote. In fact, I am sure that many of us can quote the beginning of his Gettysburg Address.
However, we should really remember the last sentence: “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Can you imagine an America without the memory of Lincoln?