“The Central idea pervading this Struggle”
President Abe Lincoln May 7 1961
For may part , i consider the central idea pervading this struggle is the necessity that is upon us , of proving the popular government is not a absurdity . We must settle this question now , whether in a free government the minority have the right to break up the government when they choose. If we fail it will go far to prove the incapability of the people to govern themselves. Taking the government as we found it we will see if the majority can preserve it .
Informal letter written to Sec John HAY
“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” Isaac Asimov quotes (Russian born American science-fiction Writer and Biochemist. 1920-1992
“If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.” Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes