I admire Abraham Lincoln, a man with a great imagination. At the end of the Civil War he imagined the unimaginable—bringing the South back into the United States without punishment. Lincoln also imagined a country without slavery, a country where every person had a right to vote and own land. His imagination gave him far-sighted vision, not the myopic vision of punitive measures or retaining the status quo. Lauren Bacall said, “Imagination is the highest kite one cay fly.” Lincoln sailed his kite, and we the people of this great union always have something to look up to.