Of All the Indignities, I Can Bear This One Least

Obama's going to use Lincoln's Bible for his swearing-in. I suppose I should be grateful that with Obama claiming Lincoln's mantle it will be safe to love Lincoln again for 4-8 years, without hearing a lot of baloney about how the Civil War wasn't really about slavery and Lincoln never intended to free the slaves and was a Racist and a Tyrant.

But... Lincoln re-entered politics in order to defend the proposition that
all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed....
A man who does not support the right to life --won't support even throwing a warm blanket over a born-alive infant if his mother wants him dead-- doesn't understand the first thing about Lincoln or what he was about.

The greatest proof that there is no racism worth speaking of in the United States is not that a black man should be elected President, but that that man should have so little understanding of or concern for natural rights, so little mastery of the ideas that triumphed --and those that failed-- for him to be able to achieve the Presidency. It shows he has never experienced a credible threat to his rights in his life, since he feels free to adopt the position of the Confederacy: if you don't like slaves, don't own one.