were born on the
exact same day, FEBRUARY 12, 1809
, but their lives had opposite effects.
is best known for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and freeing millions of slaves, claiming all men are created equal, as he stated in his
, November 19, 1863:
"Fourscore 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."
theory of evolution claims men were not created, instead they evolved, and men are not equal, as some are more evolved than others.
Origin of Species
was read and reread by
, who saw "survival of the fittest" as validating his "dialectical conflict," where labor and community organizers would create domestic chaos to enable communist dictators to usurp power.
Who is the King in America?
wrote to Lassalle, January 16, 1861:
book is very important and serves me as a basis in
dedicated a personal copy his book,
, inscribing that he was a "sincere admirer" of
Engels, Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot
, and others whose totalitarian regimes killed and enslaved millions.
last act in office was to put on all National Coin the motto,
"In God We Trust."
theory has been used to deny a Creator God.
A year and a half into the Civil War,
told his Cabinet, September 22, 1862, as reported Treasury Secretary Salmon Portland Chase:
"The time for the annunciation of the emancipation policy can no longer be delayed. Public sentiment will sustain it, many of my warmest friends and supporters demand it, and I have promised God that I will do it."
When asked by Secretary Chase to explain,
"I made a solemn vow before God, that if General Lee were driven back from Pennsylvania, I would crown the result by the declaration of freedom to the slaves."
Lincoln, the first Republican President,
addressed the Indiana Regiment, March 17, 1865:
"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."
stated August 14, 1862:
"It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him."
wrote to H.L. Pierce, April 6, 1859:
"This is a world of compensation; and he who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and under a just God, cannot long retain it."
stated in his Second Inaugural, March 4, 1865, just 41 days before his assassination:
"If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God ... He now wills to remove, and that He gives ... this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came,
shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? ... 'the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.'"
stated in his Second Annual Message, December 1, 1862:
"In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free ... We shall nobly save -- or meanly lose -- the last, best hope of earth ... The way is plain ...which if followed the world will forever applaud and God must forever bless."
Origin of Species,
Descent of Man
, 1871, in which he wrote:
"With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated ...
We civilized men, on the other hand ... build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick ...
Thus the weak members propagate their kind. No one who had attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man ...
Hardly anyone is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed ..."
"Civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world ...
The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as now between the negro or Australian and the gorilla."
Social Darwinism was used to justify racism, such as the Supreme Court opinion in
Dred Scott v Sanford
, 1856, written by
Chief Justice Roger B. Taney
, who was appointed by
President Jackson. The
"Slaves had ... been regarded as beings of an inferior order ... so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit."
, who promoted "eugenics" and "forced sterilization" to eliminate inferior races.
founded a 501(c)3 called
wrote in her autobiography of addressing a Klu Klux Klan rally in Silver Lake, New Jersey in 1938. She wrote in her book
Pivot of Civilization
, 1922, calling for the:
"Elimination of 'human weeds' ... overrunning the human garden; for the cessation of 'charity' because it prolonged the lives of the unfit; for the segregation of 'morons, misfits, and the maladjusted'; and for the sterilization of genetically inferior races."
The Birth Control Review
published in April 1933. an article by Nazi Party member
one of the "fathers of racial hygiene."
, advocated eliminating those with hereditary defects -- "untermensch" -- from the human gene pool, which led to millions dying in the holocaust.
, as recounted in the book
Landmarks in the Life of Stalin
"At a very early age, while still a pupil in the ecclesiastical school, Comrade Stalin developed a critical mind and revolutionary sentiments. He began to read
and became an atheist."
stated of the Soviet state-controlled 'common core' type indoctrination:
"There are three things that we do to disabuse the minds of our seminary students. We had to teach them the age of the earth, the geologic origin, and
used intentional famines, forced labor and executions to eliminate over 7 million Ukrainians.
notorious 1937 order No. 00447 called for the mass execution and exile of "socially harmful elements" as "enemies of the people."
Estimates of deaths during the Stalinist period range from 8 to 61 million.
"Chinese socialism is founded upon
and the theory of evolution."
atheistic Communist Party policies resulted in an estimated 80 million deaths.
communist Khmer Rouge killed 2 million Cambodians in his "killing fields" between 1975 and 1979.
With Darwinist-utilitarian logic,
"Keeping you is no gain. Losing you is no loss."
In the article "Nationalism in the Slave States of Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany and now, China" (Dec. 23, 2010), Lev Navrozov, an immigrant from the U.S.S.R. who worked with the Center for the Survival of Western Democracies, stated:
"Once upon a time it was assumed that a slave should fulfill the slave-owners' order as efficiently as a machine. But after Stalin, Hitler, and Mao ... slaves must relive the order, and hence scream in their delight to kill and be killed."
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These genocides resulted from ascribing an unequal value to human life.
The statement in Lincoln's Gettysburg Address,
"a new nation ... dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,"
was echoed by other Presidents.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
stated in his United Flag Day broadcast, June 14, 1942:
"The belief in
man, created free, in the image of God
-- is the
crucial difference between ourselves
enemies we face."
Harry S Truman
stated in his Inaugural Address, January 20, 1949:
"We believe that
all men are created equal
because they are
created in the image of God
. From this faith we will not be moved."
stated to the citizens of Hambach, Germany, May 6, 1985:
Each of us
... is made ... in
the image of God, the image of God the Creator."
stated in Denver, Colorado, on the 300th anniversary of King James Bible, May 7, 1911:
"The finger of God that moves upon the face of the nations is against every man that plots the nation's downfall or the people's deceit ...
These men are ... groping and staggering
in their ignorance to a fearful day of judgment
; and ... the glad day ... will come in which men will sing by the host of the coming of the Lord in His glory,
and all of those will be forgotten
-- those little, scheming, contemptible creatures
that forgot the image of God
tried to frame men according to the image of the evil one.