Monday, September 07, 2009

Two from Lincoln

It grieves me that we seem to have largely lost this attitude in the US:

The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if Labor had not first existed. Labor is superior to capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

-- Abraham Lincoln

I remember the days when I could "look for the union label" and I did. Impossible today. I feel pretty good if I can just find something made in this country.

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