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Tony Perkins, head of the tax-exempt hate group Family Research Council was inspired by Hair Furer Donald Trump’s attempt at a Gettysburg Address (you know, threatening law suits against the skirts who accused him of groping) and decided to do his own honest Abe speech, which takes some brass when you think about it:
It’s difficult to imagine a time in our nation’s history when Americans were more divided than they were during the Civil War. With the United States on the brink of near-extinction, and brother fighting brother, the future could not have looked bleaker than when President Abraham Lincoln took to the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, stained with the blood of thousands of men, to begin the long road back to healing.
On Saturday, 28 presidents removed from the one who delivered what many consider to be the greatest political speech in American history, Donald Trump returned to that battlefield to deliver remarks of his own. Hoping to make one last case for his candidacy, he released a “Contract with the American Voter” outlining his first acts as president to “restore security and the constitutional law.” His agenda for the first 100 days — replacing Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, overturning this White House’s unconstitutional executive orders, canceling funding for sanctuary cities, enforcing immigration laws, and initiating “extreme vetting” of people entering the U.S. — is an ambitious start to undoing the damage of the Obama years. “Hillary Clinton is not running against me. She is running against change,” he said. “We will drain the swamp in Washington, D.C., and replace it with a new government of, by and for the people,” Trump promised, echoing Lincoln’s famous words. “That is why I have chosen Gettysburg to unveil this contract.”
… As with Lincoln, we can pray that under a pro-life president the 58 million unborn Americans shall not have died in vain. Until then, Trump had a warning for the millions of voters uncertain about what to do on November 8.
Totally what Lincoln would have said. But wait! Ginzu knives coming… because Perkins published this tripe on the FRC website, thus daring the IRS, he chickens out at the end:
DISCLAIMER: Tony Perkins is supporting a candidate in his individual and personal capacity only, and it should not be construed or interpreted in any way as the endorsement of FRC, FRC Action, or any affiliated entity.
So I guess anyone can publish an opposing view on FRC now, hmmm?