Image Courtesy of National Park Service

Image Courtesy of National Park Service

Eleven score and eighteen years ago, our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men and all women are created equal. All peoples and all modern government bodies strive to live up to this high ideal: Any house divided, even those in the Middle East, cannot remain standing. Let us weed out hate, and emancipate ourselves from the bondage of hatred.