Help Needed

I’m trying to locate an Abraham Lincoln quote, in which he addressed the desire of the leaders of the confederacy not just to win, but to have the union completely and utterly capitulate philosophically as well, to achieve satisfaction. Is anyone familiar with that quote? My searches have come up empty, because I can’t remember enough exact words to have a proper look for it.

In the meantime, here's another good quote from the man himself for your consideration:

We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names - liberty and tyranny.

Once you've managed to rid your mind of all the unavoidable sexual connotations embedded in the language, take a moment to reflect upon the fact that it's the GOP who are ostensibly the party of Lincoln. I'm awaiting the headline from the Hong Kong Times confirming that Lincoln has spun himself straight through the core of the earth.

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