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THE ETERNAL MEANING OF INDEPENDENCE DAY

POSTED ON JULY 4, 2018 BY SCOTT JOHNSON ON POWERLINEBLOG.COM On July 9, 1858, Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas gave a campaign speech to a raucous throng from the balcony of the Tremont Hotel in Chicago. Abraham Lincoln was in the audience as Douglas prepared to speak. Douglas graciously invited Lincoln to join him on the balcony to listen to the speech. In his speech …

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