Is There Any Glory Left?
”This field of glory is harvested, and the crop is already appropriated” – Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln in his Lyceum address talked about how our government was an “undecided experiment” testing the great proposition, upon which our country was founded, the ability of a people to govern themselves. He talked about how so many had found glory in the success of that experiment and about how, now that it is done, there is no glory left. Clearly, Lincoln was wrong. Later he would be called on to save our union from a fatal fracture. There were still great deeds to be done. He was wrong and every man who has resigned himself to a life of going through the motions is also wrong.