Inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address – and a history lesson for the current encumbrance in the White House:

In 2016 we, The People, wish brought forth on this continent a new free United Kingdom, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men and women are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great struggle, testing whether this nation or any nation so to be conceived and so dedicated, can come into being and then long endure. We are met on a great task of that struggle in the EU Referendum. We have come to dedicate a portion of that task as a tribute to all those who gave their lives that that our nation might live in freedom. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow their efforts. The brave men and women, living and dead, who struggled, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did for our freedom and democracy.

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work because of the treachery and dishonesty of politicians who have betrayed us and all who fought and thus far so nobly advanced our cause. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from our honoured dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that our dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under our rediscovered heritage, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln’s original speech:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

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