I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
That we we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
DOB - February 12, 1809
John Gordon Sinclair