Always remember my late “great uncle” in Cuba when I hear about President Lincoln

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As a little boy in Cuba, I would often hear my late great uncle Joaquin talk about Lincoln.    He was a lawyer, law school professor and even served as a judge for a while.  I always remember him whenever we read about the 16th president of the US.

We remember President Lincoln and the story of the 13th Amendment:

“On this day in 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, officially ending the institution of slavery, is ratified.

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

With these words, the single greatest change wrought by the Civil War was officially noted in the Constitution.

President Lincoln showed great leadership in getting members of Congress to vote for the 13th Amendment.   They made a movie about this recently and it is worth watching:

Abraham Lincoln was born on this day in 1809

We remember Abraham Lincoln today.  He was born on a day like this in 1809.  

No one is indispensable.  However, Lincoln comes as close to indispensable as any American ever as you can read in Power Line:

“Today is of course the anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest president, Abraham Lincoln. As a politician and as president, Lincoln was a profound student of the Constitution and constitutional history. Perhaps most important, Lincoln was America’s indispensable teacher of the moral ground of political freedom at the exact moment when the country was on the threshold of abandoning what he called its “ancient faith” that all men are created equal.”

Yes he was the closest thing to indispensable in US history!

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