Skip to comments.Vandals Strike Lincolnís Tomb, Steal Copper Sword
Posted on 11/13/2011 12:10:24 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS/AP) - Thieves have nabbed a 3-foot-long copper sword atop Lincolns Tomb in what is believed to be the first theft at the site in more than a century.
An employee noticed last week that the sword was cut from a statue of a Civil War artillery officer, the (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported Saturday. Officials think the sword was stolen sometime between September and early November.
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Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.
sad commentary on the state of our nation
How ironic. History today repeated a special on how in the 19th century robbers tried to steal Lincoln’s body.
Real outstanding citizens.
In Russia they steal the manhole covers
Looks like they need extra security now.
Mine eyes have seen the horror of the coming of the Left:
They are trampling out the culture that once held at bay such theft;
They hath loosed the hateful slouching that could leave us all bereft:
Their poop is on cop cars.
They buried Lincoln in concrete and rebar the 2nd time.
When libtards congregate, stupidity happens. Speaking of Lincoln, if he were alive today he would back the South judging from what happened to the nation.
“In Russia they steal the manhole covers”
Putin is doing it...says he needs them for his gym barbells...
“They buried Lincoln in concrete and rebar the 2nd time.”
Did they cross the rebars?
September,??? I guess they don’t really keep an eye on it.
Check the Oval Office.
Russia? Hell, they do it in every village, town, city and major city in the USA.
Wherever there is a manhole cover, it is only a matter of time until it is lifted and sold for scrap.
In Los Angeles they steal man hole covers, and fire hydrant brass caps
Ask any politician about this, Republican or Democrat (same thing really) and they will tell you, “what we really need right now is MORE ILLEGALS!
This type of timeframe is really unacceptable. With all the internet picture sites out there, it can't be that hard to establish when the sword was stolen. I can establish that the sword was there on September 20th, 2011, but I only spent three minutes searching. Surely it couldn't be that hard to search the various photo sharing sites to find out the exact date at least?
In Russia, manhole covers steal YOU.
(I'm sorry. I just couldn't help myself.)
I’m betting it was an illegal alien. They don’t respect our laws or our history. And are responsible for a great deal of the copper thefts.
These days there seems to be a decrease in the regard for anything having to do with America's history.
But those guys wouldn't have stopped with stealing the sword.
Undoubtedly a lib-thief. Nobody needs weapons anyway, even in a statue. I remember about 30 years ago some idiot anti-gun lib got in trouble when she modified a minute-man’s musket into a fishing pole on her state’s license plate.
How do we know it wasn’t the Visgoths that stole the sword?
None of these guys - I’ve found them to be all hat and no cattle. One of them boasted about urinating on Sherman’s grave, which I found a potentially impressive feat considering that they squat to pee.
Since we are living in the Pax Obama, the sword may have been beaten into plowshares.
Have they fired all the park employees? Who takes care of the Tomb and surrounding areas?
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