The nation Mr. Lincoln longed to build is here — and it’s not quite as he intended. The independent-minded have been killed, but the development proved open-ended of points to be promoted and defended against the challenges of those in gray. Amendments have been endlessly amended. The highest Yankee value? Being gay. But wait! Today mere gayness is passé. Enabled, genders keep on multiplying. From standards of the past it pays to stray. The march of mindlessness brooks no denying. Wherever Judgment may have parked his butt, Lincoln now wishes he’d worn butternut.