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  • Abraham Lincoln's Independence Day Address of 1863

    07/04/2018 1:20:35 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 15 replies
    GuruKul American Education ^ | July 4, 2009 | James R Heintze
    Abraham Lincoln's Independence Day Address of July 7, 1863 Researched by James R. Heintze. All rights reserved. Abraham Lincoln's Independence Day address of 1863 in Washington is significant in that it was presented three days after the city had celebrated the holiday and represented one of only a few Fourth of July addresses given in Washington during the 19th century that were reprinted in newspapers outside the city. Perhaps not referred to as often as his other speeches, Lincoln's July 7 address is nonetheless important. Presented, apparently spontaneously, as a response to hundreds of persons who had gathered in front...
  • ‘Despot of the Bosphorus’: German officials react to Erdogan’s ‘Nazi’ jibe

    03/06/2017 8:58:50 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    KOM News ^ | 6 March 2017 | none stated
    German Justice Minister Heiko Maas. German officials have reacted angrily to Turkish President Erdogan’s recent comments, which compared the cancellation of rallies by two Turkish ministers to “Nazi practises”.Speaking on Sunday to a large crowd in Istanbul Erdogan had said, “Germany, you have no relation whatsoever to democracy and you should know that your current actions are no different to those of the Nazi period.”Berlin on Monday rejected Erdogan’s comparison as “absurd.” Steffen Seibert, the government spokesman urged both sides to stay “calm and level-headed” and not lose sight of the close ties that bind the two NATO allies, Reuters reported.“We...
  • On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

    11/19/2016 11:59:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    "The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address 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...
  • Nothing Touches the Tired Spot

    10/15/2016 5:53:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2016 | Richard F. Miniter
    As the Civil War seesawed and the Union scored one of its rare early successes, a man met a somber-looking Lincoln at the White House. Trying to cheer the president up, he suggested that the president should be pleased by the latest news from the battle front. Lincoln agreed but then sighed that "nothing touches the tired spot." And he should have had a tired spot. Abraham Lincoln's administration had to deal with the Civil War and its raft of incompetent Union generals; Indian uprisings; an ongoing monetary crisis of epic proportions; and a dozen major foreign issues, including the...
  • Fearing Government

    08/24/2016 1:31:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 24th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The spark for this squib is fear, a fear of not just where our once republic is going, but where it is. A government designed to “establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, (and) promote the general welfare,” not only doesn’t work toward these ends, it promotes policies that operate in direct opposition to them. The high criminals of the Obama administration will never be subject to the justice they deserve. Occupy Wallstreet, Black Lives Matter, and DNC supported riots at Trump rallies foment discord rather than ensure domestic tranquility. Common Defense? Purposely importing koranimals undermines the...
  • Box Office: Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' Doc Strong in U.S. Debut

    07/22/2016 7:01:04 PM PDT · by Mr Apple · 118 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 17, 2016 | Pamela McClintock
    D'Souza's 100-minute film — a scathing indictment of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — touched down in its first trio of cinemas on the eve of the Republican National Convention, which gets underway Monday in Cleveland and will star presumptive nominee Donald Trump as the main attraction. (On Sunday, D'Souza and his team will host a red-carpet premiere in Cleveland, with a number of politicians and delegates expected to attend.)
  • 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...
  • Congress Infringes on Due Process: Votes to Allow Obama to Strip You of Right to Travel...

    07/31/2015 4:21:03 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 83 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | July 29, 2015 | Suzanne Hamner
    FULL TITLE: Congress Infringes on Due Process: Votes to Allow Obama to Strip You of Right to Travel Without Trial Another day, another right lost to the political corruption in Washington. In a move that has garnered almost "no" media attention, the House of Representatives passed HR 237, known as the "FTO (foreign terrorist organization) Passport Revocation Act, which allows the "Obama administration the unilateral power to strip you of your passport and right to travel without a trial or even criminal charges." This piece of legislation did not receive a "recorded vote" due to the "uncontroversial" support and passed...
  • Hillary Clinton to Call for Lifting Embargo With Cuba

    07/30/2015 7:48:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 7/29/15
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign says she will call for lifting the embargo with Cuba in a Florida address on Friday. In the speech, Clinton will side with [Hussein], who normalized relations with the island nation in December, and deride her Republican presidential opponents for pushing what her campaign calls the "failed policies of the past."
  • Obama says to reform immigration on his own, bypassing Congress

    07/01/2014 12:20:22 PM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/2014 | Jeff Mason and Steve Holland
    President Barack Obama said on Monday he would take executive action to revamp the U.S. immigration system and move additional resources to protect the border after hopes of passing broad reform legislation in Congress officially died. Republican John Boehner, speaker of the House of Representatives, told Obama last week that his chamber would not vote on immigration reform this year, killing chances that a wide-ranging bill passed by the Senate would become law. The collapse of the legislative process delivers another in a series of blows to Obama's domestic policy agenda and comes as he struggles to deal with a...
  • 2014 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize Recognizes Guelzo, Johnson and Spielberg

    02/12/2014 3:28:53 PM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    Gettysburg College ^ | 12 Feb 2014 | Nikki Rhoads
    The 2014 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, which includes an award of $50,000, will go to co-winners Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College, for "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion," (Alfred A. Knopf) and Martin P. Johnson of Miami University Hamilton, for "Writing the Gettysburg Address" (University Press of Kansas). Steven Spielberg will also receive a Special Achievement Award for the movie "Lincoln," released in 2012, which won two Academy Awards, was nominated for twelve and grossed over $275 million worldwide.The Prize is awarded by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The winners were chosen from 114 nominations. Guelzo...
  • Liberalism – Equal Opportunity Destroyer

    11/29/2013 12:26:26 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    The Blacksphere with Kevin Jackson ^ | 11/29/13 | Scot Muncher
    In the eyes of some, the great hope for mankind has always been a sort of communal society. The thought behind this idea is that everyone could work towards a common end and share the fruits of their labor. As a matter of fact, Liberalism and social progressives teach this today. So, “in order to form a more perfect Union”, at all costs they foist their communal ideals upon society. In a perfect world, this type of social order would be heavenly. Unfortunately, we don’t live in paradise. That being the case, there are two things that war against this...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • That Dirty, Rotten Racist...Abraham Lincoln

    03/18/2013 8:35:17 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    In Stalin's Russia, genetics and cybernetics were treated as the cat's paw of imperialism and officially branded as "whores." But it was another branch of Soviet science, history, that was a far more deserving candidate to bear that not exactly honorific moniker. Russian historians loyally served the regime, meeting its propaganda needs in full compliance with a thesis propounded by the titular head of the Soviet school of history, Mikhail Pokrovsky: "History is the present telescoped into the past." Some American liberals have been faithfully following Pokrovsky's precept, reinventing the past in keeping with the progressive view of the world....
  • Robert Mugabe has Gold Coins Minted to Celebrate his 89th Birthday in Poverty-Stricken Zimbabwe

    03/02/2013 1:50:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2 March 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A 22-carat dictator: Robert Mugabe has gold coins minted to celebrate his 89th birthday in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe • Four-tier cake made in his honour at Zimbabwe's state house party • Opposition accuses his party supporters of killing 12-year-old boy Zimbabwe is one of the poorest country's on Earth, but clearly despot Robert Mugabe doesn't seem to care on his 89th birthday. The president celebrated it by immortalising himself in freshly minted gold coins and held a lavish party with a giant cake. Guests, including his wife, first lady Grace, tucked into the four-tier treat made in his honour at the...
  • What Sort of Leader Was Lincoln?

    02/14/2013 3:42:23 AM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | 2/13/2013 | Steven B. Smith
    ...Did he exert features of moral grandeur and heroism necessary to steer the country through its deepest political crisis? Or was he an aspiring tyrant, especially in his use of executive power? A recent example of how not to think about Lincoln’s leadership comes from the historian and television commentator Doris Goodwin. Goodwin wrote a book called “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” showing how Lincoln drew his cabinet from his personal and political competitors. In a subsequent discussion of Lincoln’s leadership titled “The 10 Qualities That Made Lincoln Great... If all of these sound a little...
  • Lincoln and the Copperheads

    02/02/2013 5:07:52 AM PST · by iowamark · 27 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | January 28, 2013 | JENNIFER L. WEBER
    In January 1863, Abraham Lincoln made a remarkable confession. He was, he told a senator, more worried about “the fire in the rear” than he was about the Confederates to his front... Disgusted Republicans termed them “Copperheads,” after the poisonous snake... By January 1863, their assaults on Lincoln, combined with the poor performance of the armies, were taking a toll on civilian morale. Midwesterners spoke openly about seceding and establishing another new country or aligning with the Confederate States of America. Lincoln’s critics were harsh, uncompromising and relentless. They said Lincoln was a tyrant, bent on amassing power and ruining...
  • Movie Review: The Lincoln Movie is Propaganda

    11/18/2012 11:43:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 17, 2012 | Davi Barker
    With only a limited theatrical release last week, Steven Spielberg’s latest work of imaginative fiction is scheduled for wide release today. I know Hollywood plays fast and loose with history, but when they go out of their way to get the wallpaper in Lincoln’s office exactly right, and use a recording of his actual watch as the sound effect for his movie watch, but pay little deference to his actual statements or opinions… something must be said. People are seriously calling the Lincoln movie a “much needed civics lesson.” In reality it’s essentially a 2.5 hour courtroom drama about slavery...
  • Lincoln (Vanity)

    11/17/2012 5:36:12 PM PST · by camerongood210 · 58 replies
    Have any fellow FReepers seen this movie yet? If so, what did you think and would you recommend it?