Springfield, Illinois (JFK+50) Abraham Lincoln* gave his famous House Divided speech to a thousand delegates at the close of the Illinois State Republican Convention 157 years ago today, June 16, 1858, here in Springfield.
Mr. Lincoln said...
A house divided against itself cannot stand. This government cannot remain half-slave and half-free."
The future Republican President of the United States warned that the nation was just "one (Supreme Court) decision away" from slavery becoming the law of the land.