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Tea Party Gone WILD! – TP’ers Go Nuts Over Obama Leaving Out “Under God” From Gettysburg Address

Batshit Teabaggers

Oh the righteous indignation and the moral outrage!

Teabagastan is going ballistic over the fact that President Obama “left out” the words “under God” from a reading of the Gettysburg Address.

From The National Pee-Yew Review:

In a recorded recitation uploaded to YouTube on November 9, President Obama read the address in its entirety. However, when it came to the line “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,” the President left out the words “under God.”

So now the God fearing double digit IQ Tea Party is inscensed!  Screaming its all a part of Obama’s Markist plot!

But what none of the TP rags or any of the idiots themselves refuse to acknowledge is that President Obama recited the Nicolay Version of the Gettysburg address at the request of  Ken Burns who created  a recording of all living presidents and many celebrities quoting the Gettysburg Address.

The Nikolay Vesrion is named for John G. Nicolay, President Lincoln’s personal secretary, his is considered the “first draft” of the speech, begun in Washington on White house stationery. The second page is written on different paper stock, indicating it was finished in Gettysburg before the cemetery dedication began.  THIS is the version of the Gettyburg Address which is preserved at the Library of Cpongress.

By the way John G Niolay was NOT a Marxist.  But he was Nicolay was a founding member of the Literary Society of Washington in 1874

Printed below are the two versions for your comparison

 

NICOLAY COPY:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that “all 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 come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who died here, that the nation might live. This we may, in all propriety do.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate – we can not consecrate – we can not hallow, this ground – The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here.

It is rather for us, the living, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

OFFICIAL COPY (SIGNED AND DATED, ALSO KNOWN AS BLISS COPY)

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all 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. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

 

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