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A Republican Led and "The People" Still Survived

It is hard to understand why so many Americans can turn on America.

If there is one thing that Americans have brought to civilization it is government of the people, by the people and for the people. The beating heart of that gift to the world is an American election.

Zealous in its protection, every governor and election official, to a person, now defends their state’s guardianship of that gift.

Historically, its most challenged and ardent defender was a Republican.

When he was elected a great many of our citizens abandoned him and pressed their elected representatives to do likewise—and they did.

The action of those citizens cast a dark shadow over the growing free world Americans had given birth to. And in the end those citizens were responsible for over 600,000 American dead.

That Republican’s name was Abraham Lincoln.

Richard Kimball

Vote Smart President

𝑉𝑖𝑒𝑤𝑠 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑙𝑢𝑚𝑛 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑅𝑖𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝐾𝑖𝑚𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑙𝑦 𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑣𝑖𝑒𝑤𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑉𝑜𝑡𝑒 𝑆𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑡.

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