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Freepers,

Unfortunately, I forgot to post the first two debates, but from now on, I will be posting the transcripts of the Lincoln-Douglas debates on the appropriate date for your reading and study as a reminder of the ideals of the incomparable Lincoln.

1 posted on 09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT by republicanwizard
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Admin Moderator, Please Correct Republican spelling in headline.
2 posted on 09/15/2003 6:39:29 AM PDT by republicanwizard
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To: republicanwizard
Bump for Abe the Railsplitter.

I'm surprised the Neoconfederates haven't come on this site yet to accuse Lincoln of genocide.

3 posted on 09/15/2003 7:31:54 AM PDT by Clemenza (East side, West side, all around the town. Tripping the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York)
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Them boys could sure talk! A level of political discourse that makes today look utterly ridiculous by comparison.
5 posted on 09/15/2003 7:35:53 AM PDT by Restorer (Never let schooling interfere with your education.)
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Hey, wasn't Lincoln a fag?
11 posted on 09/15/2003 7:50:45 AM PDT by montag813
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BTTT
36 posted on 09/15/2003 8:12:59 AM PDT by The Mayor (He who waits on the Lord will not be chrushed by the weights of adversity.)
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To: republicanwizard
Lincoln makes me hesitant to admit to my relatives I'm a Republican.(Note correct spelling)

His dirty little war was the beginning of the end of Constitutional government.
58 posted on 09/15/2003 8:50:08 AM PDT by Redbob
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The Gettysburg Address (updated):

Now we are engaged in a great war on terror, testing whether this nation, or any nation so conceived in liberty and dedicated to the propositions of human freedom and the intrinsic dignity of an open society, can long endure. We are engaged on a great battlefield of that war in Iraq, and earlier, in Afghanistan. The brave men and women, living and dead, who struggled there, have consecrated our struggle.

The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here on these boards, but it can never forget what our fighting men and women did there. It is for us the living, rather, to rededicated ourselves to the unfinished work which they who fought have thus far so nobly advanced, to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we may take increased devotion to the cause of human freedom and democracy 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 freedom-loving Iraqis, and all our friends around the world, and most especially, our nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that governments of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

(With profound apologies to Abraham Lincoln for the appropriation of his sacred words.)

59 posted on 09/15/2003 8:51:07 AM PDT by OESY
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"...whilst the Democratic party continues the same national party it was at that day." "...Why, they brought Fred Douglass to Freeport, when I was addressing a meeting there, in a carriage driven by the white owner, the negro sitting inside with the white lady and her daughter. (Shame.)" Stephen Douglas

Exactly the same today. Democrats trying to keep the Negroes down on the plantation, in their place.
62 posted on 09/15/2003 9:14:54 AM PDT by baseballmom (Baseball is life - the rest is just details)
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Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

You're joking, right?

Honor the father of our ever-growing federal government and destroyer of the Constitution?

Hell no!

115 posted on 09/15/2003 1:15:12 PM PDT by A2J ((R)nuld...the last great hope... for the Democratic Party.)
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What always amazes me about this debate is that, as much as I dislike Lincoln, and what he did to the Law of the Land, both of these candidates were saying real things, and they were having a depp argument, and huge crowds of Americans stood and actually listened intently. That's how much we have changed today, culturally. It's sad. The issues in these very debates have a great deal with why we have become the pathetic culture we have become, too.
135 posted on 09/16/2003 9:47:27 AM PDT by agrandis (What kind of nation sends its women into combat?)
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I remember Lincoln as a traitor to the republican virtue of sovereignty originating with the people and their inalienable right to reclaim that.

He should be remembered as a man who was no different then King George in his arrogant presumption that he had the right to rule a people against their will. The blood of 630+ thousand people is on that tyrants hands. As is the destruction of our once Free and Voluntary Federal Constitutional republic.


155 posted on 06/05/2011 6:22:24 PM PDT by Monorprise
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