Skip to comments.Obama won't attend remembrance for 150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address
Posted on 10/31/2013 7:51:26 PM PDT by chessplayer
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) President Barack Obama will not attend next months event marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania, national park officials said.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will instead represent the administration the Nov. 19 sesquicentennial, officials at Gettysburg National Military Park said Wednesday.
McPherson, a top Civil War historian who won the Pulitzer for Battle Cry of Freedom, said he was surprised by Obamas decision.
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Local law enforcement is breathing a sigh of relief.
Presidential visits are budget-busters.
I bet if there was some type of Stalin commemoration, Obama would be sure to show up there.
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I would not wonder about obamas decision, I'd be grateful for it.
Lincoln was not perfect...but this speech he wrote is.
So short, so very moving.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
O doesn’t like being compared to anyone let alone a great president
Obama has no skin in the game with “the struggle”.
Why should he care?
Good. The evil bastard would only desecrate hallowed ground.
I wonder if its because:
1. Just a buncha crackas died their.
2. Fear that Abe Lincoln’s ghost will kick his ass.
3. No 6 star resorts for his family and entourage to spend a week at.
4. Conflicted with tee time.
It's the Archetype American Event, can't been seen at something like that.
his family fought for the south
no partus law would have made him a free slave owner
Exactly right. It is so moving. You just don’t realize that when you study it in 6th or 7th grade. I wonder if schools make students study it any more or require them to memorize it.
No. He shouldn’t be there.
Obama would probably try to appear Lincolnesque, maybe speak without a TelePrompTer, and show himself as the blathering fool that he is.
On balance, my overall view of Lincoln is positive.
I am glad he won't be dishonored by the wrong first black man to become an American President.
I can think of five better candidates without breaking a sweat.
He also can't stop saying “I” and “me” in any speech, and there's no way he can praise himself over Lincoln. Nothing in it for him, so why go?
Think of all the Reagan speeches praising others and the United States of America. Obama can rarely find the time or desire to do this. He thinks he knows better.
I am glad he won’t be dishonored by the wrong first black man to become an American President.
I can think of five better candidates without breaking a sweat.
That’s right. They dredged the bottom of the sewar to come up with this evil bastard.
The text of the Gettysburg address explains it. While Obama might glom on to the image of Lincoln, he wants nothing to do with Lincoln’s patriotism or understanding of America.
A common mistake is in assuming that Obama hates America. He likely does not hate it; instead he is indifferent to it and sees it as a nuisance. Socialists see nations as artificial constructs with no underlying purpose or importance. They want nations to cease to exist, and certainly if they have a homogeneous people, a unique culture and history.
This is why they adore open borders. They hope to flood nations with other peoples so that they cease being what they were, and become little more than socialist controlled districts in economic blocs.
In his time, Lincoln had to deal with such people, and found them both loathsome and dangerous. Were he to have his druthers, he would confine them in perpetuity as public menaces.
0bama’s utter disregard for this nation and its history is just appalling. His disrespect could not be more deliberate or transparent.
It isn’t about him. Why would he go? He only goes where he is the center of attention....so childish.
How nice. A woman born in England, no ancestors to revere there.
But she’s there representing the federal government mr Lincoln claimed was supreme.
Guess it almost makes sense.
So did mine.
Heaven forbid that he would do anything to celebrate a Republican!!!
This is real American history. I’d love to be in the front row. I’ve been to Gettysburg as a child and as an adult. It is an experierience. NonAmericans wouldn’t care.
Here’s the problem:
“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war.”
Obama doesn’t want the class war he is fomenting to resolve. I don’t believe he sees the US as a united entity but as a usurper that must be broken and then come under the sovereignty of the EU or international courts. The Address upholds those values which he is laboring to defeat.
All history begins with him. I’m shocked he hasn’t ordered a new calendar.
Obama has nothing in common with the descendants of slaves.
We certainly don’t want a half black, Indonesian, Muslim, socialist, Kenyan, ritual killing, lying, narcissistic, poseur as president, stepping on hallowed ground of the real Americans!
Perhaps November 19th is a moslem holiday.
Thank GOD for small favors. The slime would bring dishonor on those grounds and the men who died there.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government
Well at least the ground will remain pure and unsoiled.
Must conflict with tee time.
I wish he wood offer a calendar of himself I would buy and torch it.
“would” bad spelling night.
Brings back memories of having to recite from memory in my 8th grade history class. Wonder if kids today have to memorize it.
My son, his dad, and his (my son) grandfather made a trip just last month to see Gettysburg. Said it was just awesome. Great trip for 3 generations of guys in the family to make together.
We lost and now Yankees are invading en masse yet again in middle TN
I’m not going either....
I think I’ll retrace Forrest’s rout of Sturgis just for fun
Obama and Obamunism are only interested in enslaving people, not freeing them (Obamacare,anti-Islam blasphemy prosecutions, anti-Christian indoctrination in the military, betraying allies to the Moslem Brotherhood in Egypt and Tunisia, trying to betray the freedom holders of Honduras to a psycho red Zelaya, etc).
To #36> re “im shocked he hadn’t ordered a new calendar” with him in it.
JUST YOU WAIT!