If Lincoln won a Golden Globe

Written By: Tipsy Table - Jan• 12•15

On June 16, 1858, at the statehouse in Springfield, Illinois, the Repubican delegatess selected Abraham Lincoln as their candidate for the U.S. Senate.  His opponent would be the Democrat Stephen A. Douglas in an historic race.  Accepting his nomination, Lincoln gave what is widely considered one of this country’s great speeches, featuring the much quoted “A house divided cannot stand” theme.  Lincoln is remembered for his grasp of language and oratory in handling great issues and historic events.  One can only wonder how he would stand up to accept a Golden Globe.

 

Imagine an acceptance corrupted by vanity and inanity….as at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. With apologies to Mr. Lincoln and his brilliant and courageous “house divided” speech.

Lincoln TT

 

“…..Gentlemen of the Convention.

If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.…A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

I accept this great honor with respects to my one room schoolhouse, the builder, the teacher, the janitor, the candles by which I read, the candle maker, the rails I split, the hardware store where I bought my long-handle ax, and, of course, my long-suffering wife Mary, not to mention…..

 

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