If you’re like most in our country, then you’re hunkering down and trying to stay warm during our current deep freeze.
While doing so, take a few minutes to honor the holiday by reading (or listening to) a few presidential speeches.
This post isn’t meant to deify the presidents who have served our nation, but rather, to remind ourselves of their policies during their presidential terms–and how they expressed those policies through their speeches. We can appreciate George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address, while also remembering that he was a not-reluctant slave owner. We can appreciate Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, while also remembering his “evolution” regarding slavery, seen here in his 1854 Peoria Speech. Continue reading