Skip to comments.Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial - 2009; the official work and preparation begins now
Posted on 11/13/2006 9:25:11 PM PST by freedomdefender
The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission was created by Congress to inform the public about the impact Abraham Lincoln had on the development of our nation, and to find the best possible ways to honor his accomplishments. The President, the Senate and the House of Representatives appointed a fifteen-member commission to commemorate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln and to emphasize the contribution of his thoughts and ideals to America and the world.
The official public Bicentennial Commemoration launches February 2008 and closes February 2010, with the climax of the Commemoration taking place on February 12, 2009, the 200th anniversary of Lincolns birth.
Across the country communities, organizations and individuals have already begun to plan parades, museum exhibitions, performances, art installations and much more.
THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN! < /Lincoln bashers >
This thread is going to get rocky.
I doubt that. We all acknowledge Lincoln's greatness, humanity and contributions.
Remembrance Day is this Saturday at Gettysburg. All the cool people will be there!
Shortly after Lincoln entered office the Civil War began. Taking a broad view of the president's war powers, he proclaimed a blockade, suspended the writ of habeas corpus for disloyal activity, spent money without congressional authorization, and controlled the war effort. On most legislative matters he yielded to Congress, but he carefully preserved his independence on questions that he considered executive responsibility. Despite his military inexperience, he displayed a shrewd grasp of military strategy, recognizing from the beginning the importance of the western theater and the necessity of taking advantage of the Union's superior resources. It took him several years, however, to find competent generals to implement this strategy.
"We all acknowledge Lincoln's greatness, humanity and contributions."
Actually not everybody. Some can see him for what he was, not what the history writers made him out to be.
And perhaps this Gentleman in 2007 (DOB 19 Jan, 1807)
Nice post. I hope we celebrate it like it should. However I fear we will not. Ah American History so neglected now a days
My paternal ancestor was Lincoln's law partner.
Lincoln did other great things that never get acknowledged. The whole expansion into the west was going on under his watch. The land grant college system is huge and not hardly no one gives hime credit for it. Even my beloved LSU was a part of that. Before then we were a small Military Semianry(headed by Gen Sherman by the way). Most major colleges especially in the South are based off that far sighted legislation
I question the character of a man that invokes God but was not a believer in God, never joined a church, and often mocked Christians and Christianity.
Source: Doris Kearns Goodwin's book titled "Team of Rivals"
I only pray that Hillary or some other leftist democrat scum isn't president to lead the bicentennial proceedings.
I remember hoping and praying that President Reagan outlives the Clinton administration. Blessedly he did.
Lincoln grew in his faith during the war and saw God's hand in it.
I'll need to re-borrow said book from my local library however my notes indicate the following quotes from Ms. Goodwin's book:
"Lincolns inability to take refuge in the concept of a Christian heaven."
Regarding the deaths of those close to him she wrote that he: "confronted the loss of loved ones without prospect of finding them in the afterlife."
I'll get back to you with the appropriate page numbers as soon as I can.
By Timothy Noah
Posted Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at 4:43 PM ET
"Now that Goodwin has not only committed plagiarism, but lied about whether it was plagiarism (and, incidentally, paid hush money to one of the people she plagiarized), Harvard's Board of Overseers (i.e., its board of directors) might ordinarily be expected to revoke these awards. Exceptwhoops!Goodwin is also a Harvard Overseer!"
"[Update, Jan. 25: The author Goodwin paid off, Lynne McTaggart, now tells the Weekly Standard's Bo Crader (who broke this story) that the plagiarism was more extensive than has been reported. She also says that she received "a substantial monetary settlement" from Goodwin, not "a token sum."]"
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com/
Do you have anything on this?
I never recall Lincoln mocking Christianty, but instead quoted Scripture quite often.
His 'House Divided' speech is an example of Biblical usage.
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