Lincoln 2016 - The Hofstra Address


Twelve score years ago our founders brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a Great Election, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. Tonight a woman and a man will meet here on a great battle-field of that election.

We must highly resolve that all those who have struggled and died in the pursuit of an America that seeks to live up to its founding goals shall not have done so in vain--that this nation, under all religions and no religion, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people--not government of the people, by an ignorant, greedy, divisive, self-centered bully, for the interests of him alone--shall not perish from the earth.