A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on belief, existence, history, presidency, promises, purpose, and slavery
Broken campaign promises are as old as the Presidency itself. Here the "Great Emancipator" makes an inaugural pledge that history would sooner forget. "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so."
Source: First Inaugural Address, 1861
Contributed by: Zaady