I’m a country boy and am also no fan of Lincoln, but Walt Whitman still represents the best of the formerly free United States, now known as the Usurious Soviets of Amerika.  Grab a hold of Leaves of Grass and read it aloud, preferably outdoors someplace beautiful.

Whitman fans might also want to check out this http://www.learner.org/catalog/extras/vvspot/Whitman.html Voices & Visions documentary about Walt.

If you’ll excuse, eye’m going to celebrate myself…