Sunday, July 31, 2016


Surely everyone has heard the acronym WWJD.
It stands for: "What Would Jesus Do?"
And I believe it is fair to say that were he alive today the man of peace would not approve of anything the current GOP candidate for President of the United States says or does.

But Jesus is a figure from over 2,000 years ago and in some ways irrelevant today.
So how about someone from our recent history?
Someone with a fairly high approval rating among both or most political parties?
Sadly the man of whom I speak is also long gone but his thoughts are not.  They are preserved in quotes passed down from generation to generation.

Ladies and gentlemen I give you a new metric upon which to measure Donald Trump:
What Would Lincoln Say?

Actually what DID he say?
(Click the link to read a litany of the 16th President's sayings.)
What Would our 16th say?
Abe's actual quotes are in bold red italics:

Firstly and perfectly:
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. 
Sorry Donald but that ship has sailed!

And how about the people who are thinking of placing this dangerous man in the White House?
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

And what about all the statements that spew from Mr. Trump's mouth that seem to contradict themselves?
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
But he sure as hell tries!
Sadly he succeeds in fooling far too many which should lead all of us to realize we need a better educational system in America! (No more books printed in, edited and distributed by Texas!)

I like this one too:
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
The Trump stench has not yet harmed the publicity hounding con man's poll numbers!

And then there's the most famous:
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
Well so far he has fooled enough to be a YUGE threat to the future of our great Democracy!

And also famously:
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Well not exactly ALL men, right Donnie boy?

And speaking of ALL MEN he is threatening to prove the following painfully correct!
A house divided against itself cannot stand. 
He has created a divide from which may not soon heal!

And if you still think you wish to have the Donald as the leader of the free world and in control of America's nuclear football:
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
And then make sure your fallout shelter is well stocked.

And finally in Lincoln's own words he directs us, no begs us not to believe in the likes of Donald Trump but to reject him, shun him and keep him and others like him as far away from power as is humanly possible!
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

The party of Lincoln approved this message, albeit quietly so as to not incur the wrath of their current standard bearer!
Lincoln would've loved me.
I'm the greatest leader that ever lived!
The best leader!
The only leader that can...

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