Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director, Civil War Era Studies, at Gettysburg College, and Lincoln scholar extrordinaire, has written a great essay entitled "Lincoln and Justice for All " at First Things.
Guelzo speaks to the "justice and fairness" ideology of the Obama administration, an administration that continues to see itself as one that carries on the legacy of perhaps America's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln. Guelzo demonstrates however, that Lincoln had a very different definition of what "justice and fairness" should look like.
Whatever your political persuasion, this short essay is well worth a read.
HT: Scot McKnight