Stone Pigs

undeniable underlying truths

Can You Handle the Truth

Posted By on March 24, 2018

“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.”

These are the words of Abraham Lincoln early in his brief “Gettysburg Address.”  Prophetic.  Timeless.

I have long said that I believe the natural state of man is to be free.  Given our culture today, I find myself thinking about Honest Abe’s words with new respect.  Long I have considered these words just “throw-away” lines simply providing some context with only slightly more worth than the famous intro: “Four score and seven years ago …”

Can this nation, “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,” long endure?  Can man, whose nature I have long said is to be free, really handle freedom?

The history of humanity is filled with examples, to such a degree as to suggest it’s a universal truth, where man refuses to be free; where societies, and religions, make the free choice to implement, and ruthlessly enforce, rules and virtual tyranny.


Comments are closed.