Something from the sketchbook.
Lately, Abe Lincoln seems to be getting the kind of front page periodical coverage once reserved for pop stars and celebrities. Besides being featured recently on the covers of Newsweek and Time , he soon-to-be-released biopic “Lincoln” will examine his final year as President. And of course, who can forget his heroic deeds as fearless vampire hunter?
Besides the fact that this year marks the 147th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, our own troubled times seem to have sparked a renewed interest in a time of even greater divisiveness and strife, when the future of the U.S. was truly in doubt. At no time since the civil war has there been such a sharp ideological division in the U.S. And we all know what Lincoln said about a house divided.
Make your voice heard in tomorrow’s election if you haven’t already voted. And though it’s a tall order, let’s hope the outcome is decisive, fair, and undisputed.