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Lincoln’s perfect gem recalled today, the 149th anniversary of Gettysburg Address

Published 11/19/2012, Constitutional Accountability Center

DAVID H. GANS: The Supreme Court is poised to decide blockbuster cases about affirmative action, the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act and, possibly, marriage equality. Let’s hope the justices remember how President Lincoln captivated the nation and helped transform the Constitution from a slaveholders’ charter to a document that affirms liberty, equality, and democracy. They should all see “Lincoln,” then reread his “perfect gem” of a speech.

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