2013 – 3rd Grade National 4th Place Winner
Nathaniel Nokken, Texas.
Which is more powerful, love or hate?
“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?” – Abraham Lincoln
Douglas: No. You have to have guns to destroy people.
Lincoln: So you have to have guns?
L: I thought that it was hate that you have to have.
D: No. You have to have guns.
L: But I think love can stop wars.
D: No. Winning and truces win wars.
L: So you have to have guns and truces.
L: Do you believe in the parable of the cave because you are so in it.
D: No, I am out of the cave.
L: I think you don’t get it.
D: I do.
L: Do you think that you are still in the shadows?
D: No I do not.
L: Well you are.
L: Hate shapes the way we think and feel and do; and it shapes nations. It sparks rebellions and changes and shapes history.
D: Well I guess love and hate are equal.
L: No! Hate is more powerful.
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