Old Abe was right… Written by dt on August 29, 2014. Posted in Governance, Truth and Republic Trackback from your site. Comments (1) Tricia August 30, 2014 at 9:08 pm | # While I do appreciate the spirit in which this post is made, Abraham Lincoln actually did not say these words. What he actually said was, “If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time or die by suicide.” Either way, the sentiment expressed is the same. Reply Leave a comment You must be logged in to post a comment.