Malice Toward None
“One hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the secession of South Carolina is today,” Spence says. “Did you write a book about the Civil War some time back?”
“Sort of,” says Admin.
“What’s always bothered me is that quote of Lincoln’s,” says Spence.
“And what quote would that be?”
“‘My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.'”
“Uh-huh,” says Admin. “But later he said, ‘Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”‘”
“So where are we?” says Spence.
“Somewhere better,” says Admin.
Sounds good to me.
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