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Lincoln on "Blood Libel"

This is fascinating and shows that some things never change. You've got Abe Lincoln, Glenn Reynolds and the Rabbi Shmuley Boteach all on the same page. It's a great post. Check it out:

A RESPONSE TO THE BLOOD LIBEL OF 1860 by Abraham Lincoln:
You charge that we stir up insurrections among your slaves. We deny it; and what is your proof? Harper’s Ferry! John Brown!! John Brown was no Republican; and you have failed to implicate a single Republican in his Harper’s Ferry enterprise. If any member of our party is guilty in that matter, you know it or you do not know it. If you do know it, you are inexcusable for not designating the man and proving the fact. If you do not know it, you are inexcusable for asserting it. . .
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