posted on Mar, 5 2015 @ 02:50 PM
A classic and unforgettable speech, which, without doubt, wil go down in house history, along with the famous,
FISH SANDWICH ADDRESS of 1863.
Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a FISH SANDWICH conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition
that all FISH SANDWICHES are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that FISH SANDWICH, or any FISH SANDWICH so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.
We are met on a great FISH SANDWICH of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that FISH SANDWICH, as a final resting place for those who here
gave their lives that that FISH SANDWICH might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this FISH SANDWICH. The FISH SANDWICHES, living and dead, who
struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but
it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the FISH SANDWICHES, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought
here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these dead FISH
SANDWICHES we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these
FISH SANDWICHES not have died in vain—that this FISH SANDWICH, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the FISH
SANDWICHES, by the FISH SANDWICHES, for the FISH SANDWICHES, shall not perish from the earth.