Great E-mail From Jim Elder
"Jamie...funny, your calling Progressives and Democrats "Statists". That sounds like such a nice word. Abraham Lincoln had another term for it. In his last debate with Douglas, Lincoln defined slavery as: "It is the eternal struggle between these two principles-right and wrong-throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings. It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, "You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it." No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle." Democrats, the party of slavery in 1858 and the party of slavery in 2013. Mr. Lincoln wouldn't have to change his words if he were to debate today."