In December 7, 1787 the state of Delaware was the first to ratify the U.S. Constitution. And since then, challenges have mounted. I’m reminded of this telling quote from a Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln in June 16, 1858.
“A house divided against itself, cannot stand.”
I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.
I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided.
It will become all one thing or all the other.
Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South.:9https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln%27s_House_Divided_Speech
No half steps, not anymore. You either win the day, or your cede the field. And that’s what’s happening now. To paraphrase that racist idiot George Wallace,…
Union today, Union ‘to-morrah’, Union ‘for-evah’.
Here’s to Delaware’s native son, first in the Nation, and now President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden Jr.