Thought for the day

"Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that… the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience." -- Aldous Huxley, 1949

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Abraham Lincoln: A former Illinois lawyer who became the sixteenth President of the United States in the election of 1860. Because Lincoln was a Republican and associated with the abolitionist cause, his election prompted South Carolina to secede from the Union. Lincoln, who believed that the states had never actually left the Union legally, fought the war until the South surrendered unconditionally. During the war, in 1863, Lincoln issued a largely symbolic Emancipation Proclamation to free all slaves in the South. At the end of the war, in April 1865, Lincoln's visit to Washington, D.C. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.