Addressing an Illinois temperance society in 1842, Abraham Lincoln
said something about ¿intoxicating liquor¿ that probably got a frosty reception. ¿It is true that ... many were greatly injured by it,¿ the future president noted. ¿But none seemed to think the injury arose from the use of a bad thing but from the abuse of a very good thing.¿
This article was originally published with the title Drink to Your Health?.