History Matters

“We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it, would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy. And this effort very nearly succeeded. But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated.

In this truth, in this faith, we trust. For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us.” – Amanda Gorman

We Are Not Enemies

The United States in 1861 was even more divided than we are today. Abraham Lincoln, running on the Republican platform of no expansion of slavery, won the presidency without one Southern vote (he was not on the ballot in Southern States). Before his inauguration,...