Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, Wartime Leaders

February 12, 2016 – National Review

In his July 4 message to Congress in 1861, President Lincoln wrote that the secession crisis “forces us to ask: ‘Is there, in all
republics, this inherent and fatal weakness?’ Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or
too weak to maintain its own existence?”

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