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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Marianne Williamson Uses a Fake Quotation

Now, removed by over a century from the struggles of the Civil War, we face what Abraham Lincoln himself considered the greatest threat to the United States at the end of that war: the rise of corporate power. In Lincoln's words:
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war. God grant that my suspicions may prove groundless."
As I pointed out in the comments section of that article, the Lincoln quotation is bogus.  Lincoln never wrote anything of the kind, and as a former lobbyist and railroad lawyer, he would not have agreed with it.

Either she does not read the comments section or does not care about historical accuracy, because she used the same fake Lincoln quotation in her 2014 book, Healing the Soul of America.

Now she is running for Congress.