History is problematic because it is inconvenient. There is very little beauty in the story of human history. Death and dishonour has accompanied much of what has been accomplished by man. Even our myths are too often immersed in indescribable pain. Unless that is, we deny everything, absolutely. Power affords the opportunity to whitewash our past in order to sanitise that which we find inconvenient to remember.
Three score and four years ago our fathers and mothers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal.