If we submit ourselves to law, even submit to losing freedoms – the freedom to oppress for example, we may discover other freedoms previously unknown to us. Had we kept faith with democratic process, as frustrating as that can be. But say all we done is show the world democracy isn’t chaos, that there is great invisible strength in a people’s union? Say we have shown that a people can endure awful sacrifice and yet cohere? Mightn’t that save at least the idea of democracy, eventually to become worthy of at all rates, whatever may be proven by blood and sacrifice must have been proved by now.
Shall we stop this bleeding between government and opposition???
Yet if god wills that it continue until the wealth piled by bondman’s fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, so still it must be said “The judgments of the lord are true and righteous altogether”.
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves.
Inspired By A.Lincoln Speech