With relatively little national fanfare, today, November 19th. 2013, marked the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
If you didn’t notice the passing of this momentous day, you are not alone. Many of us went about our day unaware of, or unconcerned with this day’s significance. Even our President, Barack Hussein Obama, who was invited to the ceremonies at Gettysburg, declined the invitation to attend. Think of that. Our country’s first black president, only fifteen decades past a date when he, himself, could have been enslaved here, would not make time to attend a celebration in honor of the end of our country’s Civil War.
Vermont is known as a very progressive state, but progressiveness hints at the idea of actual progress. Those who follow any leader had better look ahead, and see in what direction that leader is taking us.