Skip to comments.Introducing the Lincoln-Reagan Freedom Foundation
Posted on 03/17/2005 8:14:05 AM PST by Grand Old Partisan
The Lincoln-Reagan Freedom Foundation is dedicated to promoting greater appreciation for the heritage of the Republican Party, founded as a civil rights movement in 1854. This "Grand Old Party" has an extraordinary, though overlooked, record of achievement in advancing civil rights in the United States and around the world.
Celebrating a Century and a Half of Civil Rights Achievement by the Republican Party
For the past century and a half, the Republican Party has proven to be the most effective political organization ever to champion equality and human rights in the United States and around the world. From President Lincoln's victory in the Civil War to President Reagan's victory in the Cold War, the GOP shares credit for the ability of hundreds of millions of people to live in freedom.
To increase our appreciation for this heritage, the Lincoln-Reagan Freedom Foundation brings together Republican officeholders, activists and staff, academics, and the media.
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Todays Republican Party places itself at an immense disadvantage. Republicans are too often on the defensive because most do not know the truth about our Grand Old Party.
Under the chairmanship of Rep. Christopher Cox, Michael Zak wrote the 2005 Republican Freedom Calendar while a Policy Analyst at the House Policy Committee. In the words of Rep.Cox, the calendar was produced "to put some of the many important Republican achievements in advancing civil rights before today's students, families, and citizens from all walks of life who wish to be better informed about our national heritage." The calendar is on the Internet at
Calling all Lincoln haters... Calling all Lincoln haters...
The 2005 Republican Freedom Calendar is at http://www.cox.house.gov/2005_calendar/view.cfm
Don the romex, dude. The Abophobes will be here soon.
...and the soreloserman war of northern aggressionites.
Words worth repeating!
I could bever fathom how some people think that hating the first Republican President makes one a good Republican. I'd rather this not become another neo-Confederate hate-fest. Better we focus on the positive achievements of our Grand Old Party.
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Will be interesting to see if this 2005 Republican Freedom Calendar sees the light of day inside a public school in this country. Not if the Teachers' Union has anything to do with it.
What say you, Teacher 317?
If I could find one, I'd put it up in my room.
Would you have lots of opposition from fellow teachers? Parents? Are your fellow teachers conservative or liberal, on the whole?
The trouble is, as I say in my speeches to GOP groups around the country, that we cannot expect public schools to inform students about Republican Party heritage when the Republican leadership does not care much about it.
Well, then, we should change this. We should educate.
It was just this past summer that I learned that the original Republican Party was against slavery and pro-civil rights. This because I have an email pal from Iran who was questioning our party system.
This calendar is a good thing. By the way, the link didn't work for me. How do I get the calendar?
The calendar can be downloaded, and information about the book on which it is based is on the website. Cheers,
Unfortunately, whether because of dependence on Goldwaterite Dixiecrat converts for whatever other reson, the Republican party really doesn't seem to proud of its history (nor does the Democratic party seem ashamed of its).
I'm curious. Where were you educated? And how old are you? I'm not trying to be personal, and you can answer in decades -- not specifics. Teens, 20s, 30s, etc.
embarrased to say I'm 50. hated American history, was an Arts major. The only political bone in my body was festered when i was 13 and Dad ran for Congress.
So I'm makign up for lost time....
It is possible to support abolition of slavery and oppose the destruction of originally intended federalism by Lincoln.
Sure why not?