Via Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama has given the nation a hand-written and collectivist update of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, just as his political prospects are threatened by the cascading collapse of his Obamacare program.

Lincoln “understood as well that our humble efforts, our individual ambitions, are ultimately not what matters, rather is it through the accumulated toil and sacrifice of ordinary men and women — those like the soldiers who consecrated that battlefield — that this country is built,” Obama said in the one-page, handwritten and emotional letter, released late Wednesday.

Lincoln, Obama wrote, knew that “blood drawn by the lash was an affront to our idealism, that blood drawn by the sword was in painful service to those same ideals… [and] that it falls to each generation, collectively, to share in that toil and sacrifice.”

These ideals, according to Obama, are now executed through “movements for civl rights and women’s rights and workers rights and gay rights.”

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