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    Senryu You! Contest Winner 
 Category:  Commentary and Philosophy Poetry
  Posted: November 6, 2020      Views: 104

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"Abraham Lincoln's Legacy" by Cynthia Adams1

Honest Abe declared
the Country’s needs trumped his own.
Trump: Abe's a liar.

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President Lincoln insisted that the elections be held as scheuled in 1864 even though the war was going on. More importantly, he insisted they go on even though he was convinced he would lose, as all his advisors had told him.
Lincoln still insisted the elections go ahead.
*From: Michael Burlingame, "Abraham Lincoln: Campaigns and Elections" (Miller Center, 2019)

** RE my final line (Trump: Abe's a liar.)
Is a paraphrase of comments Mr. Trump made at a pre-election stump speech while running for his first term. I watched the event on television and wrote down the gist of it. He referred to Pres. Washington, Lincoln and Reagan, by name, as liars and told his audience that he (Trump) is the only president you can believe.
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