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Macon County
Democratic Organization

2024 Potato Supper

Thank You.  This was a great event

More Special Events

Saturday August 3rd -
Rally for NC Candidates
- NC Democratic Party Chair Anderson Clayton will be bringing several candidates. This will be a major event and it will be held at the
Franklin High School Performing Arts Center

Lincoln passionate speech called "Young Men's Lyceum Address" given on January 12th, 1838.

   "Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well-wisher to his prosperity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.  As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; -- let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the character of his own, and his children's liberty.

   Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap -- let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; -- let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; -- let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice.  And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation."

   At age 29, Abraham Lincoln, already committed to our national well-being and prosperity, with statesman-like bearing, evoked the memory of those patriots who had gone before, knowing instinctively what was expected of him and his countrymen.

   Fast-forwarding nearly two centuries, we find the loyalty and devotion of the men of Lincoln's time are but historic events for men to read about and ponder.

   Entrusted to us by the "Greatest Generation," the men and women who fought, won, and following, rebuilt this beautiful land, we were forced to watch in horror, an armed, deadly invasion of our Capitol incited by our own president and enabled by members of our own elected Congress.

   And as if that wasn't enough, we must now look on helplessly as a one-sided Supreme Court unnecessarily debates whether this same former president is subject to or immune from the same Constitution and rules of law the rest of us are subject to.

   The Constitution would have included a grant of presidential immunity had the Framers wanted one.   I do believe the Supreme Court should leave the rewriting of the Constitution to Congress.

David L. Snell  320, Franklin, NC2

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