With its graceful language influenced by the King James Bible, recognition that America is a nation under God, and that the soldiers who died were fighting for freedom, it is clear that the Gettysburg Address does not match up very well with modern progressive secularism which denies God, values entitlements more than freedom, and is ashamed of much of America's history.
Had modern progressive sentiments been in place in the mind of our president in the 1860's, the Gettysburg Address could have been much different:
Four score and seven 87 years ago our fathers a bunch of rich racist old white guys brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty stolen from the Native Americans, and dedicated to the proposition that all only white men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. the one percent should exploit the 99%. It is altogether unfitting and improper that we should do this.
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