In 2020 the Democrats, along with their media cohorts tried and failed to cancel Abraham Lincoln, Now they’re trying to rewrite Abraham Lincoln’s words, more specifically the ones he had written for his Second Inaugural Address.
Democrats and a handful of Republicans are supporting legislation that would rewrite the motto of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which is based on a specific quote from Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.
“To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan,” the VA motto reads.
Pretty harmless, right? Now, remember that it’s 2021, and the pronouns “him” and “his” are deemed unbelievably troubling when thrown around loosely.
Democrats Rewriting Abraham Lincoln’s Words Because They’re Hurtful
House and Senate bills, entitled the “Honoring All Veterans Act of 2021,” believe the following rewrite is a must if we are to ever speak of Lincoln’s address again:
“To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise to care for those ‘who shall have borne the battle’ and for their families, caregivers, and survivors.”
We are losing our minds. By design.
Robert Wilkie, former secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, spoke out against the bill on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday.
Wilkie says the legislation “will remove Abraham Lincoln’s words from not only the VA headquarters but from across VA.”
“Lincoln’s words from the Second Inaugural [are], I had called, the most biblically righteous address ever given by an American president, [and] were really responsible for the creation of, firstly, a Veterans’ Bureau, and then now, the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA was birthed because of that speech.”
To politicians, that means close to nothing.
Wilkie went on to make an even better point:
“But this is just part and parcel of a wholesale attempt to destroy the meaning of the American epic. If you can rewrite the past, you can control the present, and President Trump was very clear back when Charlottesville hit that the Confederate statues were really the low-hanging fruit, that they weren’t going to stop there. It would be Washington and Jefferson next, and that is exactly what’s happened.”
There it is. It won’t stop.
Are members of Congress actually bothered by the VA motto taken from Lincoln’s address? Of course not. These vultures are just trying to erase another piece of history. Once they score one victory, they feel a sense of power. It’s addictive.
It’s also the reason this movement continues unabated. Because so few have fought back, those who loudly yell for unreasonable changes have gotten their way. Now, there’s no turning back. These people don’t look for what needs to be changed, but for something in the past that they can change.
This is where we are. A place in which the word “his” sparks new legislation, the revision of the motto of a federal department, and the further erasure of American history and values.