Forever Free…

mathew-brady-studio-abraham-lincoln-sitting-at-desk-1861_i-g-40-4017-fmlwf00z We often speak around here of overreaching executive orders but, it is hard to match the one whose anniversary we celebrate today. Today is the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. For a document that in practical terms did nothing, it only applied where the government’s writ did not run, it changed the world.

“That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free;”

Amongst other thing, it guaranteed. that England and France would not intervene. Giuseppe Garibaldi the Italian soldier and diplomat said this about it:

giuseppe_garibaldi_1866Posterity will call you the great emancipator, a more enviable title than any crown could be, and greater than any merely mundane treasure…It is America, the same country which taught liberty to our forefathers, which now opens another solemn epoch of human progress. And while your tremendous courage astonishes the world, we are sadly reminded how this old Europe, which also can boast a great cause of liberty to fight for, has not found the mind or heart to equal you.” 

via Forever Free… | Practically Historical.

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16 Responses to Forever Free…

  1. the unit says:

    “Not every man’s work earns a profit, not every man’s work earns even subsistence.”

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    • NEO says:

      So it is said, I disagree though, a man should be able to eat in the sweat of his brow.

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      • the unit says:

        That was “Animal” said that. We elect new drummers in November. Then again maybe not. 🙂

        Just a little Monday humor. Hope no offense taken… 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          None, and an exemplary idea! 🙂

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  2. Hello Neo,

    Giuseppe Garibaldi, Giuseppe Verdi, Enrico Caruso

    “Va, pensiero, sull`ali dorate” from
    Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    (quasi the second Italian national anthem)

    The Cross On The Italian Flag is : The House of Savoie that did take mountain part of France and Switzerland an Heir exist still Today and the idea to reconstruct The House of Savoie come back time to time as Mountain People of those regions have similar type of living and difficulties…
    Wil.

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    • NEO says:

      Outstanding, Wil 🙂

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  4. the unit says:

    I found music video of liberals. It may be the one that caused Benghazi.

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    • the unit says:

      P.S. I meant to add…don’t watch it all, just first two second should make us sick as well. Not condoning attack now mind you.

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      • I stop at 5min

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        • NEO says:

          Another good plan!

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        • the unit says:

          Swiss, sometimes I just too funked to dunk. But always Semper Paratus. 🙂

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        • Semper Paratus, Good One, Scout Honour 😉

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      • NEO says:

        Of course not, we’re civilized people!

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    • NEO says:

      🙂 x

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  5. the unit says:

    That Matt and Andy Devine was a fluke find. I was just looking for old time Andy Devine playing his ukulele. Doesn’t seem to be a youtube of that. Guess that didn’t fit the format.
    But I found early P.C. connection, to indoctrinate Andy’s Gang from long ago. And it sounds nice, no name calling.
    For what its worth,,,

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