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  • A Nation of Problem-Solvers No More?

    11/29/2014 5:43:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2014 | Ed Feulner
    It’s easy for Thanksgiving to boil down to little more than turkey, football and travel delays, but many Americans strive to make it more meaningful. They try to take the focus off of our problems and to reflect on our many blessings. As well they should. Consider the example set by Abraham Lincoln. Our 16th president was in the middle of a bloody and protracted civil war when he issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation. “The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies,” it began. And frankly, we should be...
  • Abraham Lincoln First Inaugural Address Monday, March 4, 1861

    11/25/2014 7:19:47 AM PST · by don-o · 3 replies
    Bartleby ^ | March 4, 1861 | Abraham Lincoln
    ....By the frame of the Government under which we live this same people have wisely given their public servants but little power for mischief, and have with equal wisdom provided for the return of that little to their own hands at very short intervals. While the people retain their virtue and vigilance no Administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can very seriously injure the Government in the short space of four years.
  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first...
  • Children of Civil War Veterans Still Walk Among Us, 150 Years After the War

    11/13/2014 5:52:24 AM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | November 11, 2014 | David A. Lande
    How many people alive today can say that their father was a Civil War soldier who shook hands with Abraham Lincoln in the White House? Fred Upham can. Despite sounding like a tall tale and a mathematical impossibility, it's documented truth. Fred's father, William, was a private in the Union Army's Second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was severely wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run, in 1861, and later personally appointed by President Lincoln to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Fred's in exclusive company—the dwindling group of children of soldiers who fought, North against South, 150...
  • Did Lincoln Want to Ship Black People Back to Africa?

    09/27/2014 12:46:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Root ^ | September 22, 2014 | Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    Editor’s note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof, to whom these “amazing facts” are an homage. Amazing Fact About the Negro No. 92: When President Abraham Lincoln met with free black leaders in 1862, what did he propose? Today marks the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s “shot heard ’round the world.” I’m referring, of course, to the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation he fired off from the White House on...
  • The American Flag Daily: A House Divided

    06/16/2014 4:40:50 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 16, 2014 | JasonZ
    On this day in 1858, Abraham Lincoln, the newly-minted Republican candidate for the United States Senate, addressed the Illinois Republican convention in Springfield. His remarks included some of his more well-known words: "A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other." Although he lost the Senate seat to Stephen Douglas, he...
  • Lincoln’s Character

    04/14/2014 6:49:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Thomas Bogar
    "Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." ––Abraham Lincoln The 149th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln provides an appropriate opportunity to appreciate the character of the man beyond the customary veneration afforded by his memorials in statuary, currency and the names of thousands of streets and commercial institutions. He was, in his own words, “the real thing.” This was a man of humble origins whose determination and perseverance led him to the highest office in the land. At no point in...
  • Often Called ‘Presidents’ Day,’ But Really Washington’s Birthday

    02/17/2014 6:38:04 AM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies
    PBS ^ | Sunday, February 16, 2014 | Transcript
    HARI SREENIVASAN: Finally tonight – the connection. As far as everyone is concerned, tomorrow is Presidents’ Day, and many of the advertisements would lead you to believe that it’s a celebration of two of America’s greatest presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. [TELEVISION COMMERCIALS] But despite what almost everyone believes, tomorrow is not a national holiday known as Presidents’ Day, even the Interior Department apparently isn’t in on the secret. Under a federal law passed in 1968, the third Monday of February was officially designated as “Washington’s birthday.” No mention at all of honest Abe. HAROLD HOLZER: Lincoln has never...
  • The Key To It All/ Lincoln's Birthday, 2014

    02/11/2014 2:10:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    An Italian exchange student once asked me what he should know in order to understand America. The best I could come up with on the spot was the U.S. Constitution, jazz and baseball. Later it would come to me that to study each of those only in the abstract, as just a rule book or a series of notes on a page, would be less than useful to someone trying to understand America. The notes would be there, but not the music. The rules of the game would be there, but not the spirit. That spirit cannot be appreciated...
  • Common Core says Lincoln's religion was "liberal," and here's why we should let it slide...

    02/10/2014 10:43:34 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    It's hard to argue with this.See the Fox News report behind this piece here.
  • Caption This: What is Lincoln saying to Obama?

    01/25/2014 10:45:59 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 41 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-25-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Years ago I did a satirical piece of this image (taken from a slightly different angle, see it here). In it Obama was saying something to Lincoln. Now lets figure out what Lincoln is saying to him...As usual leave them in the comments and I'll post the best ones in the next day or so.
  • The American Flag Daily: Abraham Lincoln

    01/24/2014 3:46:18 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 6 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 24, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well-wisher to his posterity swear by the blood of the Revolution never to violate in the least particular the laws of the country, and never to tolerate their violation by others. As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and laws let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor—let every man remember that to violate the law is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the charter of his own and...
  • Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/28/2013 6:42:26 AM PST · by mlizzy · 8 replies
    Lombardian | 11-28-13 | Abraham Lincoln
    This is what Thanksgiving is all about! Thank you, Abraham Lincoln.
  • Obama: Stupid? Liar? Or Just Stupid Liar?

    11/21/2013 4:52:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | John Ransom
    The Great Communicator and Lawyer from Illinois has once again given us a “teachable moment” as he shredded one of the greatest communications from any lawyer from Illinois. Because one has to be a deliberate idiot to ignore God when one works as president of the United States of America. The people note your ignorance in that instance and so does God. As part of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ effort to commemorate Lincoln’s deliverance of the Gettysburg Address, Burns thoughtfully included the current president of the United States. In this effort Obama read the address on camera, says the...
  • Anniversaries Remind Us of Our Work

    11/21/2013 3:16:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This month, our nation has two pivotal anniversaries: the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln (Nov. 19), and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Nov. 22). The first anniversary reflects the core message of remembrance, forgiveness, rebuilding and honor. The second, the assassination of a president who embodied youth and hope, reminds us how an instant can not only end the life of an individual, but upend a nation. The Gettysburg Address is one of the most well-known, and often memorized speeches. Lincoln was not the main speaker at the...
  • Quinn to Use Lincoln Desk to Sign Gay Marriage Bill [Illinois]

    11/20/2013 3:27:24 PM PST · by BurningOak · 25 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Nov 20, 2013 | Associated Press
    When Gov. Pat Quinn signs a landmark law allowing same-sex marriage in the state, he'll be incorporating a piece of Illinois history. Quinn will sign the legislation at a desk once used by President Abraham Lincoln. According to the event's program, the desk was where Lincoln penned his 1861 inaugural address.
  • Addressing the Founding, and Us

    11/16/2013 4:57:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2013 | Rich Tucker
    Ever since Abraham Lincoln delivered his stirring Gettysburg Address at that great battlefield in Pennsylvania 150 years ago, people have been parsing it. Almost immediately, Sen. Charles Sumner compared it to great Greek literature, a thought echoed by historian Garry Wills in our time. But Lincoln’s words weren’t Greek to his audience, and they aren’t Greek to us. As historian Allen Guelzo explained recently, the address is an example of democratic speech, words aimed at his audience that they could easily understand. The crowd gathered that day would have appreciated that the address was so short -- just 272...
  • The Civil War in COLOR for the first time: Painstakingly remastered images of a divided America

    11/13/2013 2:36:14 PM PST · by Renfield · 61 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10-13-2013 | Alex Greig
    Two professional colorists have combined their skills with photographs and fascination with the American Civil War to create a remarkable series of color photographs from the era. British colorist Jordan Lloyd, 27, met fellow colorist Mads Madsen, 19, from Denmark when he started posting on Madsen's subreddit 'Colorized History'. Initially it was Madsen who was colorizing images from the Civil War era, but Lloyd eventually got interested and now the two work together restoring the images, improving their technique by giving each other critiques. Madsen has been interested in the Civil War since he was 12, and was especially fascinated...
  • President a No Show at Gettysburg -- Thank Goodness!

    11/07/2013 12:43:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    President Obama will not attend ceremonies at Gettysburg later this month marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's immortal address. Thank goodness! Mr. Obama has been getting few kudos of late. His Gallup approval rating has slipped into the thirties. But in this, we can applaud his action. It is entirely fitting and proper that he should do this. First of all, consider the expense. Mr. Lincoln traveled to Gettysburg in 1863 by rail. He took Ward Hill Lamon, a U.S. Marshal, with him. Mr. Obama would have to go by caravan with with hundreds of staffers. Just think of...
  • Northeastern Illinois Rewrites History… Dedicates Building to “Democrat” Abraham Lincoln

    11/04/2013 1:43:45 PM PST · by AT7Saluki · 182 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 11/4/13 | Eric Odom
    Northeastern Illinois needs to be educated on its political heroes. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, not a Democrat. But the Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies apparently would prefer to just make up their own version.
  • Obama to be a no-show at Gettysburg 150th anniversary ceremony

    10/31/2013 8:18:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 108 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/31/2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama has declined an invitation to speak at next month’s ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. The event, slated for Nov. 19 at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, instead will feature Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and renowned historian James McPherson as the keynote speakers, the Gettysburg National Military Park said in a press release. “President Obama will not attend and the Secretary of Interior will represent the administration,” the park pointed out in the first paragraph of its press release. It’s unclear why Mr. Obama, a noted admirer of President Lincoln, declined the...
  • Abe Lincoln has Mars dust in his beard [Abraham Lincoln on Mars]

    10/05/2013 8:16:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Astro Bob ^ | October 5, 2013 | astrobob
    When the Curiosity rover landed on Mars more than a year ago it brought with it an earthly artifact more than a century old – a 1909 Lincoln penny. For good luck? Maybe, but JPL engineers affixed the penny to the roving robot as a calibration target for its mobile, closeup camera named MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager). While Abe’s looking a little dusty, his weathered face tells the story of 14 months on another planet... Ken Edgett, principal investigator for MAHLI, bought the penny with his own money (coins in similar condition go for around $20 on eBay). Sure,...
  • How a Disney animator 'discovered' a new picture of Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg Address[snip]

    09/25/2013 12:21:17 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 36 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 24 September 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Disney animator-turned Lincoln historian believes he has found the second of only two pictures of the 16th president taken at the Gettysburg Address. The incredible discovery has caused no small controversy in the world of Civil War history - because it means two other images of believed to be Abraham Lincoln do not, in fact, show the president. Christopher Oakley, a professor at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, found the shot of Lincoln in March while combing over historical photos from the Gettysburg Address.
  • The Frederick Douglass Free Public Library

    09/22/2013 3:39:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. In Washington, D.C., one of our most stately buildings is undergoing an extensive renovation. The Free Public Library, Northeast Branch is probably the library closest to Capitol Hill. And this red brick structure, with its stylish quoined corners, when it reopens, promises to bring even more opportunities for study and reflection to this thriving community. We would like to suggest renaming this library after Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was, with Abraham Lincoln, the greatest example of what nineteenth century Americans meant when they defended “the right to rise.” Millions of Americans,...
  • Frederick Douglass Escapes Slavery, 175 Years Ago

    09/04/2013 5:10:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    History Channel ^ | September 3, 2013 | Christopher Klein
    On September 3, 1838, Frederick Bailey undertook the riskiest journey of his life. The 20-year-old slave made a daring escape from his master in Baltimore, and with his newfound freedom came a new name -- Frederick Douglass... After Douglass’ attempt to escape slavery two years prior was betrayed by a fellow slave, he had been jailed, sent to Baltimore by his master and hired out to work in the city’s shipyards. Undeterred, Douglass vowed to try to escape again on September 3, 1838, although he knew the risk. "I felt assured that if I failed in this attempt, my case...
  • Without Malice, With Charity

    08/29/2013 4:01:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My favorite place in Washington is the Lincoln Memorial. Its grand size, pivotal location and sweeping view of our capital city are a backdrop for the inspirational addresses inscribed on its walls. Lincoln's second inaugural address and his Gettysburg Address are there for all visitors to read. In the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln's most well-known speech, he never uses the word "I" or "me;" instead, he focuses on our nation. He closes by asking the nation to be more, to do more. "It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from...
  • Gobekli Tepe Constellations

    08/04/2013 6:12:23 PM PDT · by Renfield · 22 replies
    The first interesting form is the scorpion, which might first be thought to represent is known as Scorpius, but this does not appear to be the case.  This is due to the presence of the three birds to the middle right (A, B, C), these three most clearly correspond to the “Summer Triangle” stars, the three birds, one represented by each star: Cygnus, Aquila (aka Vultur volans), and Vultur cadens (Lyra).  The shape of the Aquila constellations holds the same general appearance as bird A, the angle of the Cygnus stars matches the shape of the body of bird B,...
  • Tian Jiamel arrested for defacing property green paint National Cathedral

    07/30/2013 5:19:21 AM PDT · by opentalk · 41 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchelle ^ | July 29, 2013
    Tian Jiamel a 58 year old woman has been arrested in Washington DC for defacing property. Tian Jiamel was arrested after green paint was found splattered at Washington’s National Cathedral. According to Fox News authorities planned to question Jiamel about two similar vandalism incidents including the Lincoln Memorial. A ‘language barrier’ delayed the interrogation. There doesn’t seem to be any Facebook or Twitter accounts with the name Tian Jiamel. Cathedral spokesman Richard Weinberg said the paint was discovered there about 2pm ET and was still wet. Linda St. Thomas, chief spokesperson for the Smithsonian Institution, confirmed green paint was discovered...
  • Woman arrested after green paint found on organ at National Cathedral

    07/29/2013 9:10:17 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 63 replies
    A wave of vandalism continued to mar some of Washington’s more popular landmarks Monday with at least three more attractions spattered with green paint, and authorities announced the arrest of a woman near one of the incidents at Washington National Cathedral. The latest crimes occurred three days after the Lincoln Memorial was hit in similar fashion. On Monday, the light-green paint was discovered on an organ in the cathedral’s Bethlehem Chapel, in the cathedral’s Children’s Chapel and on the granite base of a statue next to the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. D.C. police said Monday evening that they had...
  • Green Paint Found at National Cathedral, Smithsonian Statue, Luther Place Memorial Church

    07/30/2013 6:11:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Jiamei Tian, 58, was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly covering the National Cathedral's organ inside the historic Bethlehem Chapel, as well as the Children's Chapel on the main level, with green paint. Tian, of no fixed address, was found in the Children's Chapel Monday. Sources say she was found with paint on her clothing and hands and a container of paint in one of her bags. She got loud during the arrest but did not resist and was charged with defacing property.
  • Woman arrested in green paint vandalism at Washington National Cathedral

    07/29/2013 3:14:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 68 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/29/13 | BEN NUCKOLS/AP
    A woman was arrested Monday after green paint was found splattered inside two chapels at the Washington National Cathedral, and police were investigating her in connection with two similar incidents on the National Mall, authorities said. The woman was arrested in the area of the cathedral shortly after the paint was found, Assistant D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said. Investigators were hoping to question her about the vandalism on the Mall, including at the Lincoln Memorial, but a language barrier delayed the interrogation, Newsham said.
  • GREEN PAINT SPLATTERED ON THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL

    07/26/2013 3:29:47 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 20 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Park Police in Washington say the Lincoln Memorial is temporarily closed after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor area. Police say the apparent vandalism was discovered early Friday morning. No words, letters or symbols were visible in the paint. Police say the memorial on the National Mall will be closed until a maintenance crew from the National Park Service can finish cleaning up the paint. That's expected to happen Friday morning.
  • SEE THE GREEN PAINT SPLATTERED ON THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL DURING APPARENT VANDALISM ATTACK

    07/26/2013 6:41:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/26/13 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The U.S. Park Police in Washington say the Lincoln Memorial has been temporarily closed after someone splattered a splash of green paint on the statue.
  • Lincoln Memorial Vandalized

    07/26/2013 3:42:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 141 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/26/13
    Green paint was splattered overnight on parts of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., U.S. Park police say. They say a patrol officer found green plant splashed on the floor near the famous statue of President Lincoln, and some on the base of the statue, at around 1:20 a.m. local time. The memorial, on the National Mall, will be closed until the U.S. Park Service can clean it up. An investigation is under way. CBS Washington affiliate WUSA-TV says its crew members got as close as they could to the statue and didn't see the paint, but saw evidence of...
  • Jim Carrey on Lincoln Memorial Vandals: People Tired of Corporate Tyranny

    07/27/2013 7:49:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 75 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/13 | Breitbart News
    Carrey commented on vandals splashing green paint on the Lincoln Memorial with a predictably left of center viewpoint: Green paint on Lincoln memorial. Ppl are getting tired of corporate tyranny disguised as democracy. ;^\ http://say.ly/iqj6mai
  • Unknown vandals smear paint on Lincoln Memorial

    07/26/2013 6:28:05 AM PDT · by cll · 48 replies
    The Washington comPost ^ | 7/26/2013 | Maggie Fazeli Fard
    The Lincoln Memorial was shut down Friday morning after vandals splashed the statue of the nation’s 16th president and the marble floor around it with green paint, U.S. Park Police said. Police are reviewing surveillance footage from the popular tourist attraction on the west end of the Mall, but so far they have released no information about who may have been responsible. Authorities believe the vandalism happened around 1:30 a.m. The National Park Service will work to clean up the paint, police said, and the memorial will be closed to the public until cleanup is complete. Police said no words...
  • Gettysburg at 150: The Show's Over, The Ghosts Remain

    07/12/2013 1:19:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Muffle the drums, furl the flags. The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the great battle is concluded, this year's faux battle lost and won, the hurly-burly done. The crowds and tumult are gone, and once again the grass is allowed to grow in peace. I am the grass; I cover all ... Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor: What place is this? Where are we now? I am the grass. Let me work. This place is outside a small town in southern Pennsylvania just north of the Maryland line where two ridges parallel and Robert E....
  • Abe Lincoln was a dictator??? (Need Help combating loony argument)

    04/19/2010 8:18:35 AM PDT · by erod · 1,793 replies · 14,616+ views
    Hi FRiends, I have two brothers who I love very much, they’re young and libertarian Ron Paul supporters, sigh. We get along and I’m hoping that one day they’ll come back to conservatism, but they have bought into a theory that I don’t think makes much sense: Abe Lincoln was a dictator. There are many websites dedicated to this nonsense you can Google "Abe Lincoln dictator" and get some weird stuff, if you want to check it out. I need your help in busting this myth are there any books I can read on this subject to dispel this stuff?...
  • Red, White and You

    07/04/2013 5:14:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This week we celebrate the Fourth of July, the day that our founders declared their independence from Great Britain. This declaration action came after a long history of imposition by King George III. While it might seem as though this is ancient history, there are applicable lessons to remember today. "We hold these truths to be self-evident," the document begins, "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...
  • Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Most Important Week in the History of the Republic

    07/04/2013 4:36:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    July 3 marks the last day of the battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago -- Pickett's Charge, the "high water mark of the Confederacy." July 4 is of course Independence Day, but this year it is also the sesquicentennial of the surrender of Vicksburg, which split the rebel states in two by securing the length of the Mississippi for the Union. This week, a century and a half ago, marked the certain beginning of the end for the Confederacy and thus of slavery and the rise of the great Republic of freedom. To commemorate this week, I am spending the...
  • Rescuing Citizenship and Civic Virtue

    07/03/2013 4:20:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    As we celebrate our nation's 237th birthday, a crucial facet of American life has all but vanished. We have forsaken, in a systematic and deliberate public manner, one of our most fundamental duties: fostering civic virtue in each and every one of our citizens. What does it mean to be an American? Politicians in both parties keep pushing to create a new "path to citizenship" for millions of illegal aliens. But if sovereignty and self-preservation still matter in Washington, citizenship must be guarded ferociously against those who would exploit and devalue it at every electoral whim. The pavers of the...
  • What Gettysburg Proved

    07/02/2013 5:04:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 75 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | July 1, 2013 | ALLEN C. GUELZO
    It took no more than a few days after the Battle of Gettysburg for the men who had fought there to realize how important it had been... And it marked something even more important in Lincoln’s mind. The American republic was, in 1863, a dangerously isolated democratic flower in a garden full of aristocratic weeds, and if the Civil War succeeded in sundering the United States into two separate pieces, it would be the final confirmation that democracies were unstable and unworkable pipe dreams. “The central idea pervading this struggle,” Lincoln said in 1861, “is the necessity … of proving...
  • Lincoln on the Defensive

    06/23/2013 5:55:07 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 418 replies
    http://spectator.org ^ | June 20 2013 | By CHRISTOPHER ORLET
    From the time Abraham Lincoln entered the White House nearly a century and a half ago, there has been an anti-Lincoln tradition in American life. President John Tyler’s son, writing in 1932, seemed to speak for a silent minority: “I think he was a bad man,” wrote Lyon Gardiner Tyler, “a man who forced the country into an unnecessary war and conducted it with great inhumanity.” Throughout his presidency Lincoln was surrounded by rivals, even among his own cabinet. Outside the White House, his many enemies included conservative Whigs, Democrats, northern copperheads and New England abolitionists. Wisconsin editor, Marcus M....
  • Gettysburg offers lessons on battlefield medicine

    06/23/2013 6:15:39 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/22/13 | KEVIN BEGOS
    As gunshots ravaged the bodies of tens of thousands of soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg, military doctors responded with a method of treatment that is still the foundation of combat medicine today. Union Army Maj. Dr. Jonathan Letterman is remembered as the father of battlefield medicine for his Civil War innovations. He realized that organizing the medical corps was a key for any battle. "For military medicine, in particular, the lessons that Letterman gave us are as true today as they were then," said retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Ray Blanck, the former surgeon general for the U.S. Army.
  • Abraham Lincoln Was The Anti-Obama, A Profit Loving Capitalist Tool

    06/22/2013 6:03:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/22/2013 | Kyle Smith
    Weighing the economics of Abraham Lincoln isn’t easy to do in today’s terms. Lincoln was pro-subsidy and pro-tariff, both of which stances tend to be assigned to the interventionist left in today’s discussions. But Lincoln’s infrastructurally and financially primitive economy was not ours, and it’s worth thinking about how he might govern today given that in his words there is an unshakeable faith in free enterprise. Lincoln was pro-business, laudatory of wealth creation (and the inequality that goes with it), against class warfare and in favor of exploiting natural resources. “Property,” he said in 1864, “is the fruit of labor...
  • Professors Announce Lincoln Manuscript Findings

    06/20/2013 3:38:58 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Illinois State University ^ | June 7, 2013 | Nerida Ellerton and Ken Clements
    Until recently, only 10 leaves of the oldest manuscript prepared by Abraham Lincoln were thought to have survived. However, Nerida Ellerton and Ken Clements, professors in Illinois State University’s Department of Mathematics, have determined that a fragment in the archives in Houghton Library at Harvard University is in fact an 11th leaf from the oldest surviving manuscript written by the future president... The young Lincoln prepared his arithmetic manuscript -- known as a cyphering book in Lincoln’s time -- when attending schools in Indiana between 1820 and 1826. The Harvard University leaf was probably completed by Lincoln when he was...
  • Louisiana Sen. Elbert Guillory: Republican Party is Better For Black People ( Ex-Democrat )

    06/18/2013 10:18:09 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 16, 2013 | Elbert Guillory
    Elbert Guillory: "Why I Am a Republican" Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party. He discusses the history of the Republican Party, founded as an Abolitionist Movement in 1854. Guillory talks about how the welfare state is only a mechanism for politicians to control the black community. ‘Free at Last’: La. State Senator Explains Why He Recently Left the ‘Government Plantation’ & Joined GOP in Powerful Video The Blaze Jun. 18, 2013
  • Lincoln's Magna Carta almost destroyed

    09/16/2009 6:10:23 AM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 803+ views
    Lincolnshire Echo ^ | 16 Sep 2009 | Lincolnshire Echo
    A US worker came within seconds of destroying Lincoln's copy of the Magna Carta after nearly spraying it with a chemical cleaner. The 800-year-old document is currently on display in New York, but almost met a sticky end thanks to an overzealous cleaner. Lincoln Cathedral's archive conservation consultant Chris Woods accompanied the document, spending hours making sure the inked sheepskin which contains the charter of freedom, was placed correctly into a Ł42,000 vacuum-sealed display case to keep it safe from the elements. And it was, until a lock briefly malfunctioned just as a workman tried to give it a last...
  • 1913 Gettysburg Reunion of Blue and Gray

    06/15/2013 2:53:18 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 262 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    A highlight of the reunion was the Confederate Veterans walk on the path of Gen. George Pickett’s charge that was greeted, this time, by a handshake from the Union Veterans.
  • The Great Civil War Lie

    06/11/2013 4:48:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 194 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | June 5, 2013 | MARC-WILLIAM PALEN
    Civil War buffs have long speculated about how different the war might have been if only the Confederacy had won formal recognition from Britain. But few recognize how close that came to happening — and how much pro-Southern sympathy in Britain was built on a lie... Early British support for the South was further buttressed by something as mundane as a protective tariff — the Morrill Tariff — approved by Congress on March 2, 1861. This new tariff, passed to protect American infant industries, also unwittingly gave rise to a troublesome myth of mounting trans-Atlantic proportions. The tariff had been...