Barack Obama extols the virtues of Abraham Lincoln and that other guy

February 16, 2009 | By | Reply More

In today’s speech, Barack Obama extolled the virtues of Abraham Lincoln, mentioning Charles Darwin along the way.  It’s a terrific speech articulating the balance between individual liberties and the common good.   A key quote: What if we were “consumed with small things–petty things–when were were called upon to do great things.”

To hear an American President actually mentioning the work of Charles Darwin in a good light, listen in starting about the 6-minute mark.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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