Monday, October 6, 2008

The Lincoln Memorial

The greatest joy I had this past weekend was teaching my daughter about some of the greatest Presidents of our nation. Before this trip to DC, she only knew Lincoln as the guy on the penny. After this trip, she knows him as the man who started the equal rights movement for minorities. Even though he wasn't the first President to acknowledge that no matter what one's color is that person is human and should be granted the same rights as white people (read Adams' memoirs), he was the first one to do something about it. I often scoff at politicians when they discuss Lincoln and his greatness because few have the guts to stand up to do what's right. Here is a man who went to great lengths to do what was right and knew the price tag that came with doing the right thing.

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