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  • North Korea scolds Obama by adopting the voice of Abraham Lincoln

    04/12/2016 5:36:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 11, 2016 | Anna Fifield and Yoonjung Seo
    North Korea scolds Obama by adopting the voice of Abraham Lincoln By Anna Fifield and Yoonjung Seo April 11 at 7:51 AM  TOKYO — We don’t know what Abraham Lincoln would have made of Barack Obama, since the 16th president died 144 years before the 44th took office. But never fear. North Korea’s propagandists have taken it upon themselves to channel Honest Abe and — surprise, surprise — the report card they give the current leader of the United States is not a good one, especially not when it comes to his policy toward the regime of Kim Jong...
  • Today, March 30, 1870: African-Americans Granted the Right to Vote

    03/30/2016 8:33:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 87 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 30, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    Even though the Civil War had ended in 1865, political and racial strife continued to northern and southern states. In an attempt to mend the rift, the Republican-controlled Congress passed the First Reconstruction Act in 1867, but many southerners objected to the act saying it favored northern interests and not their own. At the same time, two groups of disenfranchised Americans lobbied for the right to vote women and blacks. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were among the leading women suffragists. The most prominent among the black suffragists was Frederick Douglas. All these groups wanted was the...
  • Been Here Before

    03/22/2016 4:32:11 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Mar 22, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    It's all over but the shoutin', and that's done, too. The fat lady's sung, the crowd is drifting back to the cheap seats, Donald Trump has triumphed, and the best of the alternatives (Marco Rubio) has given up. John Kasich remains wandering about on stage, having carried his home state of Ohio, and Ted Cruz is still numbered somewhere among the also-rans, remaining in only nominal contention. He may even have survived an empty challenge in The Show Me state of Missouri, which has just shown him the door. To sum up, these are times that try men's souls --...
  • Lincoln’s Birthday Reflections: His insights on liberty and tyranny still ring true today

    02/12/2016 11:59:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2.12.16 | Kevin Portteus
    Abraham Lincoln told an 1864 audience that "the world has never had a good definition of the word 'liberty.'" Different people can define liberty in different, even contradictory ways, so that both sides in a conflict can claim to the mantle of liberty. That was exactly the situation in the Civil War: Slaveholders defined liberty in such a way as to make themselves the guardians of liberty... The South's liberty was the liberty to hold other people as chattel slaves. What the slaveholders called liberty, the North quite rightly called tyranny; namely, the systematic deprivation of the natural rights of...
  • Which type of President do we need?

    02/01/2016 10:07:50 AM PST · by mirvin · 37 replies
    Self | 02/01/2016 | MIRVIN
    Hamiltonian, Wilsonian, Jeffersonian, or Jacksonian?
  • Here's What's So Jarring About Hillary Clinton's Thoughts On Reconstruction

    01/28/2016 12:45:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | January 27, 2016 | Ryan Grim
    And why she should listen to Killer Mike. At the the Iowa Democratic forum on Monday night, Hillary Clinton took one of the easiest questions lobbed her way -- Who is your favorite president? -- and blasted it right into the back of her own goal. She did fine with the first part, naming Abraham Lincoln, but then dipped into the history of Reconstruction, bemoaning the vengeful way in which the North targeted the South after Lincoln's assassination. You know, he was willing to reconcile and forgive. And I don't know what our country might have been like had he...
  • Semi driver cited after rolling over graves at Abraham Lincoln VETERANS cemetery

    01/07/2016 1:59:46 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    HEARALD NEWS -Joliet ^ | Jan. 6, 2016
    Semi driver cited after rolling over graves at Abraham Lincoln VETERANS cemetery Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 ELWOOD - Elwood police have cited a truck driver after he allegedly entered the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and ran an 18-wheel semitrailer over the graves of three veterans. Disobeying the "No Truck" signs posted at the entrance to the cemetery off Route 53, the driver told police he was traveling Monday afternoon to a warehouse located at the nearby intermodal facility operated by CenterPoint Properties, according to a news release from Elwood initiative Safe Roads Illinois. Identified by Elwood Police Chief Fred...
  • Alter Compares Obama's Executive Actions on Gun Control to the Emancipation Proclamation

    01/05/2016 7:47:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 5, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    On the Monday night edition of MSNBC's All In, longtime liberal columnist Jonathan Alter reacted to President Obama's executive actions on gun control by comparing it to President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and remarking how heartbreaking it was for Obama to have met with the families of Sandy Hook victims and "see those six-year-olds stacked up like cord wood." Host Chris Hayes began the segment with a number of soundbites from the President and Republican presidential candidates opposed to the move before remarking: "While the substantive reason to be concerned about guns seems clear, in a country where...
  • Meet the guy who convinced Russia to side with the North during the Civil War

    10/17/2015 1:46:27 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    We Are The Mighty ^ | Oct 16, 2015 9:04:57 am | Blake Stilwell
    Its hard to determine which is more surprising: the British aching to send troops and materiel to aid the Confederacy during the Civil War or that the first Special Relationship was between the U.S. and Russia against the British. Both of these facts are true and for the latter negating the former, we can thank one Cassius Marcellus Clay. Clay was more than just a namesake for the greatest boxer of all time. He was also a politician, representative, officer in the Mexican War and Civil War, abolitionist, and ambassador with a pedigree in badassery. This man once frightened an...
  • Lois Lerner: Lincoln Shouldve Let the South Go Instead of Civil War

    08/07/2015 7:05:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ken Meyer
    Most Americans tend to agree that Abraham Lincoln was one of this countrys better presidents, having saved the nation from imploding on itself with the Civil War. Former IRS chief Lois Lerner, however, does not apparently have the same thoughts about keeping the South in the union. Look my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best, Lerner wrote in 2014. He should (have) let the south go. We really do seem to have 2 totally different mindsets. The Senate Finance Committee released a report yesterday that examined 1.5 million pages of IRS emails. A significant focus...
  • Then & now photos from the Civil War

    08/09/2015 7:31:06 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 62 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/7/2015
    Very cool then & now photo shoot. The women who dug the graves, the kids who watched the largest battle in US history and the slaves forced to help fighters at the front. 150 years after the last shots were fired, Guardian photographer David Levene travelled across the US photographing the sites scarred by the American civil war. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/ng-interactive/2015/jun/22/american-civil-war-photography-interactive
  • How God Ended North American Slavery

    08/03/2015 2:32:33 PM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | August 3rd, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    The actions God took to end slavery in North America provide an example of the truth of the religious phrase God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform
  • Family of Doctor Who Treated Lincoln Assassin Visit Prison

    07/27/2015 8:04:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    About 80 descendants of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd marked Friday's 150th anniversary of Mudd's July 24, 1865, arrival at an isolated Gulf of Mexico fort where he was imprisoned after splinting the broken leg of President Abraham Lincoln's assassin. Wearing "Free Dr. Mudd'' T-shirts, the group toured Fort Jefferson, a former Union military prison on an island 68 miles west of Key West in remote Dry Tortugas National Park. Most visited the cell where Mudd spent four years after being convicted as a co-conspirator in Lincoln's assassination. Great-grandson Tom Mudd, who spearheaded the pilgrimage, believes the doctor was unaware of...
  • What Did Lincoln Really Think of Jefferson?

    07/05/2015 3:24:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 503 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2015 | By ALLEN C. GUELZO
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. Lincoln hated Thomas Jefferson. That is not exactly what we expect to hear about the president who spoke of malice toward none, referring to the president who wrote that all men are created equal. Presidents have never been immune from criticism by other presidents. But Jefferson and Lincoln? These two stare down at us from Mount Rushmore as heroic, stainless and serene, and any suggestion of disharmony seems somehow a criticism of America itself. Still, Lincoln seems not to have gotten that message. Mr. Lincoln hated Thomas Jefferson as a man, wrote William Henry Herndon, Lincolns law...
  • Mike Huckabee: Conservatives Can Ignore Gay Marriage Ruling Like Lincoln Ignored Dred Scott

    06/27/2015 9:34:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | June 27, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Mike Huckabee: Conservatives Can Ignore Gay Marriage Ruling Like Lincoln Ignored Dred Scott By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times June 27, 2015 DENVER Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee suggested Saturday that conservatives treat the Supreme Courts gay marriage decision like Abraham Lincoln treated the high courts pro-slavery ruling in Dred Scott: Ignore it. They can do same thing that Abraham Lincoln did about the Dred Scott decision of 1857, Mr. Huckabee said at the Western Conservative Summit. The Dred Scott decision said that African-Americans were not fully human, that they need not be treated as fully human.
  • Abraham Lincoln: First Inaugural Address [on slavery, more statues need to come down]

    06/26/2015 1:29:13 PM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Bartleby.com ^ | March 4, 1861 | Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln First Inaugural Address Monday, March 4, 1861 Fellow-Citizens of the United States: IN compliance with a custom as old as the Government itself, I appear before you to address you briefly and to take in your presence the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the United States to be taken by the President "before he enters on the execution of this office." I do not consider it necessary at present for me to discuss those matters of administration about which there is no special anxiety or excitement. Apprehension seems to exist among the people of the Southern States...
  • 4 Huge Differences Between Abraham Lincoln And Modern Liberals

    05/02/2015 11:30:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Carson Holloway
    As America observes the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, we find that this great Americans legacy is as much a source of division as of unity. Lincoln is the first and greatest of Americas Republican presidents. Nevertheless, some voices on the contemporary Left claim that the Republican Party no longer deserves to call itself the party of Lincoln. Lincoln, after all, believed in an expansive exercise of the national power (at least by the standards of his day), while the modern Republican Party says it is more concerned with limiting the reach of the...
  • What If Abraham Lincoln Lived?

    04/23/2015 8:10:28 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 50 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 23, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Would the Civil Rights movement have taken place if Abraham Lincoln survived the assassins bullet by John Wilkes Booth? Allen Guelzo, a civil war era professor at Gettysburg College, posed this question in a recent lecture at Hillsdales Kirby Center. Lincolns successor, Andrew Johnson, failed to bring the Union together after the end of the Civil War and barely survived impeachment from his own Republican Party. Guelzo wondered, Could Lincoln have foundsome practical system to reconcile the South and North when the war ended. Lincoln had already tried at least one Reconstruction proposal in 1863, which was bitterly criticized by...
  • George Washington and most of Jamestown had gay sex... and John Wilkes Booth was one of Abraham [tr]

    04/15/2015 1:43:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 216 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2015 | Alexandra Klaunser
    Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were gay, says a new book by a gay activist and award winning writer. Larry Kramer, 79, says he believes what's written in his history book is true though he is selling it as fiction to avoid legal troubles. In Volume One of his two part book 'The American People,' Kramer says that Abraham Lincoln was gay and his killer John Wilkes Booth was actually Lincoln's spurned gay lover. 'We know that Abraham Lincoln was gay,' Kramer told CBS in an interview about the book which came out this month.
  • Who Was John Wilkes Booth Before He Became Lincoln's Assassin?

    04/15/2015 11:05:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    NPR ^ | APRIL 15, 2015 | Renee Montagne
    John Wilkes Booth was the man who pulled the trigger, capping off a coordinated plot to murder President Abraham Lincoln. But historian Terry Alford, an expert on all things Booth, says that there's much more to Booth's life. His new biography, Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth, delves deep into his life before Booth went down in history as the man who assassinated a president. Booth was born into a prominent family of actors. According to Alford, he had good looks and an exceptional acting range, playing both dark roles as bad guys and softer roles such...
  • The Challenge: Spiritual Slavery

    04/16/2015 10:14:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Kristin Carey.This Thursday is Emancipation Day. Its the 153rd anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed the thousands of slaves who lived in Washington, D.C. That day in the midst of the Civil War marked the beginning of a great and dramatic change in our nation, which began with the capitalthe heart of our nationand slowly worked its way throughout the rest of the country. After President Lincoln signed the Act into law, an author of an editorial in a New York newspaper, The Anglo-African, joyfully...
  • Lincoln assassinated

    04/14/2015 6:57:32 AM PDT · by Paisan · 333 replies
    On this date in 1865, Good Friday, Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The 16th president died the next morning.
  • Applying Lincoln to our Culture's Civil Wars

    04/09/2015 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 1 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | April 9, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    Last week, as radical Islamists slaughtered 148 Christian students at a Kenyan university, Americas faithful celebrated Easter and Passover in tranquility, demonstrating why religious liberty is not the eccentric uncle in the human-rights family its the matriarch. Yet with demonic evil spanning the globe, and religion a life-and-death matter, punishment for defending ones faith is now acceptable in America. Our live and let live ethic is increasingly imperiled. Witness the firestorm after Indiana became the 20th state to enact its version of the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In our morally upside-down world, we accommodate the nuclear ambitions of...
  • Lincolns Best Speech: A Sesquicentennial

    03/04/2015 9:24:56 PM PST · by iowamark · 44 replies
    ThePublicDiscourse.com ^ | 3/4/2015 | Matthew S. Holland
    With malice toward none; with charity for all It was a civic gesture as unexpected then as it is needed now. One hundred and fifty years ago today, Abraham Lincoln stood on the eastern portico of the U.S. Capitol and delivered a few words703, to be preciseat his Second Inaugural. The speech remains the most celebrated inaugural address in our history. Fredrick Douglass, not always an admirer of Lincoln, called it a sacred effort. Lincoln himself acknowledged it was filled with lots of wisdom and predicted it would wear as well asperhaps even better thanany thing I have produced. From...
  • Its Time to Scrap Black History Month

    02/28/2015 4:57:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    As we draw near the end of Black History Month one thing is for certain, it's done more to suppress American History than tell her story. According to history.com the origins of Black History Month begins in 1915 when Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the then Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), which is an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements of blacks and other peoples of African descent. In 1926, the group sponsored a national Negro History week, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the...
  • Perfect Democrat Crime: Feelings...They Get Them, You Do Not

    02/22/2015 10:08:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | John Ransom
    Elucidated1 wrote: You are trying your best here. But this IS a hate crime. You can see the hate towards muslims on every blog like Heritage, Breitbart and Townhall. To suggest otherwise is hyperbole. But very nice try. - The Hate Crime PresidentDear Comrade Hallucinated,See this explains a lot about liberals. Hate is a feeling. Murder is crime. I know you guys get feelings mixed up with a lot of things. Like reality. Remember when you felt that Obama was going to be this great president who made peace around the world and stopped the seas from rising? Or you...
  • Resurrecting Lincoln

    02/17/2015 4:22:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 151 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17. 2015 | John Ransom
    Whats most amazing is that Lincoln later picked Stanton to become his War Secretary after the resignation of Simon Cameron. At the time of his selection Stanton was still an avowed critic of Lincoln. Lincoln was willing to overlook this because of Stantons superb managerial skills. As their relationship matured Stanton became one of Lincolns warmest admirers. Standing at the foot of Lincolns bed as latter died of a gunshot wound to the head, Stanton proclaimed of Lincoln: Now he be belongs to the ages. I claim not to have controlled event, Lincoln candidly wrote in 1864, but confess plainly...
  • A surprising number of presidents never graduated college

    02/16/2015 10:09:14 AM PST · by blueyon · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/15 | Claire Daniel |
    Media and potential opponents are scandalized that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is considering a run for president even though he didnt graduate from college. But if Walker (who dropped out of Marquette University in his senior year) won in 2016, he would be joining an exalted group that includes the two presidents most frequently named as the favorites of the American people. Eleven presidents exactly 25 percent were not college graduates. Most prominent on that list are George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who make up half of Mt. Rushmores foursome and are in the top three or top...
  • Happy birthday, Abraham Lincoln: Thanks for 'Michigander'

    02/12/2015 8:32:20 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 32 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Fritz Klug
    LANSING, MI -- Today is the 206th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, one of the greatest U.S. presidents. There's a lot to be thankful to Lincoln for: guiding the country through the Civil War and helping end slavery. But residents of Michigan have something special to thank the 16th president for. He coined the term many of us use to describe ourselves: Michigander. There is an ongoing debate about if Michigan citizens should be described as Michiganians or Michiganders. Lincoln coined the term Michigander when he was in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1848, Lincoln gave a speech against...
  • State Legislators Renew Battle Against Same-sex Marriage Decrees

    01/30/2015 12:08:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 30, 2015 | Jack Kenny
    In what has been described as a new front in the battle over same-sex marriage, legislators in several states under judicial orders to confer marital status on same-sex couples have introduced bills to forbid state or local officials from issuing marriage licenses to couples of the same gender. The bills would also strip the salaries of employees who issued the licenses, the New York Times reported Thursday.The bills have been introduced in the legislatures of Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, with South Carolina also considering a bill that would allow officials to opt out of issuing such licenses if it...
  • 49% of US Presidents suffered mental illness in Duke study

    04/20/2006 10:05:20 PM PDT · by Torie · 95 replies · 10,485+ views
    The Chronicle ^ | February, 2006 | Haley Hoffman
    23/02/2006 - Duke: Duke study posits presidents had mental illness U-Wire via NewsEdge Corporation : By Haley Hoffman, The Chronicle (Duke) DURHAM, N.C. -- No one would ever expect the general who led the Union army to victory in the Civil War to have a debilitating fear of blood. But Ulysses S. Grant was among the 49 percent of former U.S. presidents afflicted by mental illness, according to an article published recently by psychiatrists at the Duke University Medical Center. Jonathan Davidson, professor of psychiatry and director of the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program, has a particular interest in history,...
  • 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
    Its 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 Smithsonians 100 most significant Americans list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 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 countrys 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 companythe 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.
    Editors 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 Lincolns shot heard round the world. Im 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...
  • Lincolns 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 Washingtons 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 its a celebration of two of Americas 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 isnt in on the secret. Under a federal law passed in 1968, the third Monday of February was officially designated as Washingtons 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 honorlet 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 Lincolns 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 Lincolns words werent Greek to his audience, and they arent 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...