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"A house divided against itself cannot stand" Lincoln 1858 - A house whose resident cultural ethical constructs of Other (non-Islamic persons & women) are inextricably in conflict cannot stand 2014.

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"A house divided against itself cannot stand" Lincoln 1858

You allow diametrically opposed ethical constructs of Other within the same Public Square what happens?

You really think Australia developing threats to secular notions of the construct of Other particularly of women to 2014, as in the Republic of Indonesia and elsewhere will not apply in time and space to you?

"A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South."

True Democracy: The Right to misjudge and be misjudged, the Right to insult and be insulted, the Right to abuse and be abused....

Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot: someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats or views other people with fear, distrust or hatred on the basis of a person's opinion, ethnicity, evaluative orientation, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.

The Right to misjudge and be misjudged, the Right to insult and be insulted, the Right to abuse and be abused, the Right to sneer and be sneered at these Rights are the foundation stones of a true Democracy remove them and theocratic or secular tyranny of a single thought will be their replacement.

‘It was one of Lincoln’s ways of working out his chief value to the country, and that value was his clear sense from the start it was our democratic scheme that was at stake, and that if it was to be saved, every citizen who could aid must help to give all that was in them.

Lincoln seems to have put it something like this to himself:

“Everybo…