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Steven B. Smith is a professor of political science at Yale and the editor of “The Writings of Abraham Lincoln.”
1 posted on 02/14/2013 3:42:37 AM PST by iowamark
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Most likely number 2 after George Washington. Some say he is better than Washington, but I don’t think that at all.


2 posted on 02/14/2013 4:06:08 AM PST by napscoordinator (/)
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At least he was a man who prayed and looked to God for guidance.

Not just for show at ‘prayer breakfasts’...


3 posted on 02/14/2013 4:24:03 AM PST by joethedrummer
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Lincoln was the great divider.
He also made decisions only after consulting the polls.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 4:26:39 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Guns should not be illegal; they should be undocumented.)
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Thanks for posting. What an elegant rebuke to anyone who would see anything of Lincoln in Obama.


5 posted on 02/14/2013 4:31:19 AM PST by gusopol3
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He imprisoned northern politicians who spoke out against the war.

I don’t like the man. Don’t think he had the right to prevent the states from seceding.

That being said. The North did not start the fight, the South did. And slavery was ripe for removal, and I blame the British for instituting it in the first place.

I don’t hate the man like I do the current pretender to the ‘throne’. But then I am not living in the 1860’s


6 posted on 02/14/2013 4:41:11 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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There is no one whose statecraft more vividly illustrates the style of constitutional leadership better than Abraham Lincoln.

Where in the constitution did he find that the federal government had the right to force continued union of the states? What about using federal troops to intimidate the Maryland legislature during their secession vote? Lincoln was a constitutional leader just like Obama is.


11 posted on 02/14/2013 5:32:49 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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Have you ever considered the comparisons between President Obama and Lincoln?

Parallels of Abraham Lincoln and Barack Hussein Obama:

1. Lincoln placed his hand on the Bible for his inauguration.

Obama used the very same Bible Lincoln used, for his inauguration.

2. Lincoln came from Illinois

Obama comes from Illinois (By way of Kenya)

3. Lincoln served in the Illinois Legislature.

Obama served in the Illinois Legislature.

4. Lincoln had very little experience before becoming President.

Obama had very little experience before becoming President.

5. Lincoln rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration.

Obama rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration.

6. Lincoln was highly respected by some, but intensely disliked by others.

Obama is highly respected by some, but intensely disliked by others.

7. Abraham Lincoln was a tall, skinny lawyer.

Barack Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

8. Lincoln held to basic Conservative and Christian views.

Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

9. Lincoln volunteered in the Illinois militia; once as a captain, twice as a private.

Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

10. Lincoln firmly believed in able persons carrying their own weight.

Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

11. Lincoln was undeniably, and without any doubt, born in the United States .

Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

12. Lincoln was honest - so honest that he was called ‘Honest Abe’.

Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer

13. Lincoln preserved the United States as a strong nation, respected by the world.

Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

14. Lincoln showed his obvious respect for the flag, U. S. Constitution, and the military.

Obama is a skinny lawyer.

Amazing !!


13 posted on 02/14/2013 5:41:10 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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