Jan 25, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, RivertonEditor:
I decided to go see the new movie "Lincoln" and have taken away a renewed love and appreciation for this man and for everything he went through and stood for while he was still alive.
I also feel so much shame, regret and remorse for what this country has turned into since his death.
Watching and listening to what he had to go through during those years of these United States is mind boggling to say the least.
The decisions he had to make concerning not only the well being of his family, yet trying to make this nation a free and safer place to live... Lord, I can't begin to imagine the pressures he must have felt.
The war, fighting to free the slaves, keeping the people happy so it wouldn't affect his possible upcoming election, knowing it could cost him his presidency, yet he kept on, determined to make his dreams become a reality.
The bill was passed, and this nation as we know it was changed forever. Good, bad, indifferent, we've seen it all and continue to experience it. If it had not been for this man and his undying desire for change in this country, we would not know the freedoms and beliefs we now have.
I was in tears by the time the show was done. We studied Lincoln in school way back when, but to actually see and hear his words so well portrayed in this movie was unbelievable.
I think it should be a must-see for all of our students. I don't know if they even teach this in our schools anymore, but I think it should be. It's a very important change in this country's history. Had it not been for him, we would not know the freedoms we now enjoy in this country.
God bless Abraham Lincoln, God bless our United States, God bless the troops that are now fighting and that have fought to keep this country free.
I haven't been touched by a movie like this one before. It has really made me stop and think about a lot of things and begin to appreciate the things I have a lot more.
I highly recommend this movie to everyone.
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