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  •  Here's a rolicking display of Lincoln's opinion (7+ / 0-)

    on the issue of slavery in the territories, and tangentially the Dred Scott decision, filled with not a few barbs against his perennial nemesis Stephen Douglas.

    It's a great speech, but starts off a little dry. But to make it go down easier, it's read by Sam Waterston. It is well worth the hour+ it takes to listen to it. This is American rhetoric at its best.

    http://youtu.be/...

    This speech, given by Lincoln at New York's Cooper Union in 1860, all but sealed his nomination for president. It's a brilliant originalist take-down of Dred Scott (Lincoln was no originalist, but Douglas made an originalist defense of Dred Scott, so Lincoln chose that as his battleground. And won.)

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    by harrije on Sun May 05, 2013 at 06:04:24 PM PDT

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    •  I'll have to check that out later (0+ / 0-)

      posting this comment so I can remember to watch that.

      Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

      by Gygaxian on Sun May 05, 2013 at 11:33:00 PM PDT

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