Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the same day, Feb. 12, 1809, but their lives had opposite effects.
Lincoln is best known for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and freeing millions of slaves, claiming all men are created equal, as stated in his Gettysburg Address, Nov. 19, 1863: "Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. "
Darwin's theory of evolution claims were not created, instead they evolved, and are not equal, as some are more evolved than others.
Darwin's "Origin of Species" was read and reread by Karl Marx, who saw "survival of the fittest" as validating his "dialectical conflict," where labor and community organizers would create domestic chaos to enable communist dictators to usurp power.
Karl Marx wrote to Lassalle, Jan. 16, 1861: "Darwin's book is very important and serves me as a basis for the class struggle in history."
Karl Marx dedicated a personal copy of his book, "Das Kapital," to Charles Darwin, inscribing that he was a "sincere admirer" of Darwin.
Darwin also influenced Margaret Sanger, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot and others whose eugenic policies and totalitarian regimes aborted, killed and enslaved millions.
Lincoln's last act in office at the National Coin motto, "In God We Trust."
Darwin's theory has been used to deny a Creator God.
A year and a half into the Civil War, Lincoln told his Cabinet, Sept. 22, 1862, as reported Treasury Secretary Salmon Portland Chase: "The time for the annunciation of the emancipation policy can not be delayed. Public sentiment will sustain it, many of my warmest friends and fans ask it, and I have promised God that I will do it. "
When asked by Secretary Chase to explain, Lincoln replied: "I made a solemn vow before God, that if General Lee were driven back from Pennsylvania, I would crown the result by the declaration of freedom to the slaves."
Lincoln, the first Republican president, addressed the Indiana Regiment, March 17, 1865: "Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."
Abraham Lincoln stated Aug. 14, 1862: "It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him."
Lincoln wrote to H.L. Pierce, April 6, 1859: "This is a world of compensation; and he who would be no slave. Those who deny freedom to others may not long for themselves, and only God, can not long retain it. "
Lincoln stated in his second inaugural, March 4, 1865, just 41 days before his murder: "If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God. … He now wills to remove, and that He gives … this terrible war to the world, where do you think God will be ascribed to Him? … Yet, if God wills it continues until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."
Lincoln stated in his second annual message, Dec. 1, 1862: "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free. We have nobly save – or meanly – the last, best hope of earth. … The way is plain … which if followed the world will forever applaud and God must forever bless. "
In contrast, Darwin published his "Origin of Species," 1859, and "Descent of Man," 1871, in which he wrote: "With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated. … We have civilized men, we have the other hand … build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick. … Thus the weak members propagate their kind. No one who has attended the breeding of animals is likely to be highly injurious to the race of man. … Hardly anyone is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed. … "
Darwin continued: "Civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world. … The break between man and his nearer allies will then be, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as between the negro gold Australian and the gorilla. "
Social Darwinism was used to justify racism, such as the Supreme Court opinion in Dred Scott v. Sanford, 1856, written by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who was appointed by President Democrat Jackson.
The Dred Scott decision stated: "Slaves had … been regarded as beings of an inferior order … so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the Negro might just be reduced to slavery for its benefit. "
Darwin's theory influenced Margaret Sanger, who promoted "eugenics" and "forced sterilization" to eliminate inferior races. Sanger founded a 501 (c) 3 called Planned Parenthood.
Sanger began a "Negro Project" in 1939 to reduce the African-American population. Her racist views are seen in statements, such as: "The lower down in the scale of human development we go to the less sexual control we find. It is said the aboriginal Australian, the best known species of the human family, just a step higher than the chimpanzee in brain development. "
Margaret Sanger wrote in her autobiography that she addressed to Klu Klux Klan rally in Silver Lake, New Jersey in 1938. She wrote in her book "Pivot of Civilization," 1922, calling for the: "Elimination of 'human weeds' … overrunning the human garden; for the cessation of 'charity' because it prolonged the lives of the unfit; for the segregation of 'morons, misfits, and the maladjusted'; and for the sterilization of genetically inferior breeds. "
Margaret Sanger's Planned Parenthood Richard Nixon signed the title X Family Planning Services and Population Research Act in 1970.
The New York Times published an article Dec. 4, 2017, titled "Justice Dept. Investigating Fetal Tissue Transfers by Planned Parenthood and Others ":" … action taken by the D.O.J. Planned Parenthood's profitable practice of selling baby body parts. … "
In 2017, the U.S. House and Senate continued to fund Planned Parenthood with $ 543.7 million.
Margaret Sangers' magazine The Birth Control Review published in April 1933 article by Nazi Party member Ernst Rüdin, one of the "fathers of racial hygiene." Ernst Rüdin, advocated eliminating those with hereditary defects – "untermensch" – from the human gene pool , which led to millions dying in the holocaust.
Darwin influenced Joseph Stalin, as recounted in the book "Landmarks in the Life of Stalin": "At a very early age, while still a pupil in the ecclesiastical school, Comrade Stalin developed a critical mind and revolutionary feelings. He began to read Darwin and became an atheist. "
Joseph Stalin stated of the Soviet state-controlled "common core" type indoctrination: "There are three things that we do to disabuse the minds of our seminary students. We had to teach them the age of the earth, the geologic origin, and Darwin's teachings. "
Stalin used intentional famines, forced labor and executions to eliminate over 7 million Ukrainians. Stalin's notorious 1937 order No. 00447 called for the mass execution and exile of "socially harmful elements" as "enemies of the people." Estimates of deaths during the Stalinist period range from 8 to 61 million.
Darwin influenced Mao Zedong who stated: "Chinese socialism is about Darwin and the theory of evolution."
Mao Zedong's atheistic Communist Party policies resulted in an estimated 80 million deaths.
Pol Pot's communist Khmer Rouge killed 2 million Cambodians in his "killing fields" between 1975 and 1979. With Darwinist-utilitarian logic, Pol Pot stated: "Keeping you is no gain. Losing you is no loss. "
In the article "Nationalism in the Slave States of Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany and now, China" (Dec. 23, 2010), Lev Navrozov, an immigrant from the USSR who worked with the Center for the Survival of Western Democracies, stated: "Once upon a time it was assumed that a slave should fulfill the slave-owners' order as efficiently as a machine. But after Stalin, Hitler, and Mao … slaves must relive the order, and now scream in their delight to kill and be killed. "
Most genocides result from systems which are made in the image of God – that is all of equal value in His sight.
The reverberations of lives of Lincoln and Darwin echo through the centuries. In the Gospel of Matthew (13:30), Jesus said, "Let the wheat grow and the grow together until the harvest."
Darwinists believe some humans are "more evolved" that others and fundamental Islamists believe Allah has no image and that kafir-infidels are not equal to believing Muslims.
Lincoln countered this attitude in his Gettysburg Address, stating that America is "a new nation …" – a belief that has been repeated by American leaders, both Democrat and Republican.
President Calvin Coolidge stated on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 5, 1926: "The principles … which went into the Declaration of Independence … are found in … the sermons … of the early colonial clergy. They preached equality because they believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. They are blessed by the text that we are all created in the Divine image. "
Woodrow Wilson stated on the 300th Anniversary of King James Bible, May 7, 1911: "The finger of God is on the face of the nation's plots of the nation's downfall or the people's deceit. … These men are … groping and staggering in their ignorance to a fearful day of judgment; and … the glad day … will come into the world of the Lord of His glory, and will be forgotten – those little, scheming, contemptible creatures that forgot the image of God and tried frame men according to the image of the evil one. "
Franklin D. Roosevelt stated Jan. 6, 1942: "Our enemies are guided by … unholy contempt for the human race. We are inspired by a book that goes back to the first chapter of the Book of Genesis: God created man in His own image. We are fighting, our fathers have fought, to uphold the doctrine that all men are equal in the sight of God. Those on the other side are striving to destroy this world – a world of tyranny and cruelty and serfdom. "
FDR stated in his United Flag Day broadcast, June 14, 1942: "The belief in man, created free, in the image of God – is the crucial difference between ourselves and the enemies we face."
FDR stated in a radio address on United Flag Day, June 14, 1942: "We know that man, born to freedom in the image of God, will not be able to suffer the oppressors' sword."
In his State of the Union, Jan. 7, 1948, Harry S. Truman stated: "We believe in the dignity of man. We believe that it was created in the image of the Father of us all. We do not believe that men exist in the economic machinery. "
Harry S. Truman stated in his inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1949: "We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God. From this faith we will not be moved. "
President Eisenhower, President of the Geneva Conference, July 25, 1955: "The wide gulf that separates so much East and West … lies between the concept of man made in the image of his God and the concept of man as a mother instrument of the state. "
President Eisenhower Addressed The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Dec. 5, 1955: "Man Is Created in the Divine Image and Has Spiritual Aspirations That Transcend the Material."
Eisenhower told the Spiritual Foundation of the American Democracy Conference, Nov. 9, 1954: "Milton asserted that all men are born equal, because each is born in the image of his God. Our whole theory of government is said to be a statement … said 'Man is endowed by his Creator.' When you come back to it, there is just one thing … a man is worthwhile because he was born in the image of his God. "
Eisenhower Addressed the US Information Agency, Nov. 10, 1953: "The things for which the Americans stand because of their human life, which makes them so much better. on this earth. "
General Douglas MacArthur Addressed the Cadets of the US Military Academy at West Point, May 12, 1962: "The soldier … is required to practice the greatest act of religious training-sacrifice … In the face of danger and death, he discloses those Divine attributes which his Maker gave when he created his own image. "
Secretary of State Williams Bryan Jennings stated in his speech "The Prince of Peace," which was printed in the New York Times, Sept. 7, 1913: "I find proof that man was made in the image of his creator in the fact that , throughout the centuries, man has been willing to die … that blessings denied to him might be enjoyed by his children. "
President William Henry Harrison stated in his inaugural, March 4, 1841: "The American citizen … claims them because he is himself a man, fashioned by the same Almighty hand as the rest of his species and entitled to a full share of the injuries with which he has endowed them. "
Thomas Paine wrote in "The American Crisis," Dec. 23, 1776: "The Almighty implanted in these inextinguishable feelings for good and wise purposes. They are the guardians of His picture in our heart. They distinguish us from the herd of common animals. "
George W. Carver wrote to Rev. Kunzman of Seattle, March 24, 1925: "My life time study of nature in it's many phases leads me to believe more strongly than ever in the Biblical account of man's creation in Gen. 1:27 "And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created he them. "
George Washington Carver wrote to Mr. and Mrs. Woods, who had given him some dahlias, on Sept. 7, 1940: "The great Creator … made man in the likeness of His image to be co-partner with him in some of the most beautiful and useful things in the world. "
Ronald Reagan at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, Jan. 31, 1985: "We are all God's children. The clerk and the king and the communist were made in His image. We all have souls. … I'm convinced, more than ever, that man finds his way to God and commits himself to his fellow man. "
Ronald Reagan told the citizens of Hambach, Germany, May 6, 1985: "Each of us, each of you, is made in the most enduring, powerful image of Western civilization. We're made in the image of God, the image of God the Creator. "
London, England, June 3, 1988: "Like the Founding Fathers …" Him who made us. "
President Trump stated at the National Prayer Breakfast, Feb. 8, 2018: "We are united by our faith, in our Creator and our firm knowledge that we are all equal in His eyes."
Reagan quoted Lincoln in his article "Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation" (The Human Life Review, 1983): "The great champion of the sanctity of all human life in that day, Abraham Lincoln, gave us his statement of the Declaration of Purpose . Speaking of the framers of that noble document, he said: 'This was their … noble understanding of the justice of the Creator to His creatures. Yes, gentlemen, to all His creatures, to the whole family. In their enlightened belief, nothing stamped with the Divine image and likeness was felt in the world to be trodden on. … They are not only of the general race of man, but they are destined for the future. They should be aware of their children, and the countless myriads who should be uninvolved in their lives. … "
Reagan continued: Malcolm Muggeridge says: "We will never recognize the value of our value, but it's still a Divine Flame. which no man dare presume to put out, be his motives ever so humane and enlightened. "
He concluded: "Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as we were able to do so. Likewise, we can not survive as we know it, but we do not know how to make it happen. … There is no cause more important … than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without any other meaning. "
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