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  • If Donald Trump gave the Gettysburg Address

    02/19/2017 7:29:05 AM PST · by IronJack · 70 replies
    Original ^ | 02/19/2017 | IronJack
    A … bunch of years ago … a whole bunch … the guys from England – they were great guys, these guys – they came from England and they made this country. They made it. From the ground up. And the country was conceived in liberty. As it should be. I love liberty. I was elected on liberty. And I’m going to restore it. I’m going to make liberty great again. And it was also dedicated to the idea that all men are created equal. Men and women. I did better than any other Republican with women. Three to one....
  • 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...
  • Seven score and thirteen years ago: The Gettysburg Address was delivered on November 19, 1863

    11/19/2016 4:47:19 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 14 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/19/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the anniversary of President Lincoln's delivery of his "brief remarks" at the dedication of the new national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 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 engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any other nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a...
  • Is the President Dishonest Or Ignorant? (How about both?)

    12/05/2013 11:07:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    In September, White House Spokesmodel Jay Carney was asked about the mounting stories of companies cutting employees and hours to get under the arbitrary magic numbers created for Obamacare’s many mandates. In typical progressive fashion, Carney dismissed reality and substituted his own. “There’s a difference between anecdotes and data,” he said. He’s right, of course. And he should know … his boss has governed by anecdote, not data, not facts, since he took office. Putting Obamacare aside for the moment, the most egregious example in the history of the United States of the bluster of anecdotes over reality came in...
  • Common Core Instructs Students to Learn About Gettysburg Address Without Mentioning the Civil War

    11/30/2013 10:51:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | NOV 30 2013 9:41AM
    Is it possible to teach students the meaning behind President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address without mentioning the Civil War? According to the government’s new Common Core education standards, the Gettysburg Address must be taught without mentioning the Civil War and explaining why President Lincoln was in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. …
  • 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...
  • The Address...and in one case almost...

    11/19/2013 8:35:10 PM PST · by Positive · 13 replies
    This is a remarkable display, even though it is a promo for Mr. Burns special. I however choose to point out one little distinction. If you visit the site you will be able to watch 63 plus people deliver the address. All of them delivered it as delivered by President Lincoln but for one. Those who did are named below, after them is the one who left out two words...under God Randi Weingarten - American Federation of Teachers Debbi Wasserman Schultz - Chair of the DNC Richard Trumpka - President AFL-CIO Nina Totenberg - Journalist Uma Thurman - Actress U.S....
  • Governor Palin: The 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg’s Delivery

    11/19/2013 8:11:59 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 12 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | 11-19-2013 | Steve Flesher
    Today is the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s delivery of the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln’s words helped heal our wounded nation. Lincoln predicted, “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,” and he was right. The trajectory of the war and the nation itself course-corrected back to the republic our founding documents envisioned – a nation “conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” We are still that nation! Thank you sincerely to the beautiful people we’ve met on this book tour so far. They embody all the best of this great...
  • Live-tweeting the #Gettysburg Address (If Twitter was at #Gettysburg Address)

    11/19/2013 6:46:28 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 19, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, one of the most famous speeches in American history. Here, 150 years later, is how the iconic speech might've been tweeted — with the requisite hashtags and retweets — had Lincoln delivered it today.
  • Why President Obama Didn't Say 'Under God' While Reading the Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 4:23:03 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 67 replies
    The Wire Dot Com/Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2013 | Abby Ohlheiser
    ......."Today, to mark the anniversary, Twitter is arguing about why President Obama didn't say the words "under God" in his videotaped recitation of the speech. God bless America."......
  • President Obama’s Historic Gettysburg Slight (An incomprehensible snub.)

    11/19/2013 3:04:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 19, 2013 | Rick Moran
    On the surface, President Obama’s refusal to speak today at the ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is nearly incomprehensible. This is especially true given Mr. Obama’s acknowledged talent as a public speaker. There is also the widely held belief that he is in love with the sound of his own voice and passing up a golden opportunity to make his mark on history by walking in the footsteps of Lincoln is out of character for him. To compound the mystery is the way the snub was delivered. Rather than make the announcement of his decision...
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 12:23:43 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 7, 2013 | Spencer Irvine
    Martin Luther King, Jr. modeled his famous “I Have a Dream” speech after President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Allen C. Guelzo, Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College, said at the Heritage Foundation on the anniversary of the latter speech. Lincoln’s famous address was one of the shortest speeches that became famous, given at a dedication ceremony for the soldier’s cemetery in Gettysburg. Even though it barely spanned 200 words, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address has been the focus of multiple studies and critiques. The speech was praised by many, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Ralph Waldo Emerson, at the...
  • Obama Skips Gettysburg Address Anniversary

    11/19/2013 1:11:04 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 16 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Today marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address where he spoke eloquently about how our great nation would endure despite the ongoing Civil War. The short speech by Lincoln would go on to become one of the greatest speeches ever in American history and previous presidents have always honored the major anniversaries of this event. But not President Obama. Instead of standing upon the national park grounds of the battle of Gettysburg on the occasion of the 150th anniversary, he is spending the day meeting with editors of the Wall Street Journal and also with Secretary of Defense...
  • Politics: Obama omits 'under God' from reading of Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 11:17:08 AM PST · by don-o · 19 replies
    Best of Cain ^ | November 19 2013 | Dan Calabrese
    For the moment let's dispense with the discussion about whether some of these people deserved to be included, and keep the focus on those two words. As you see, in the mashup version, the words "under God" are included, delivered by Jimmy Carter. According to this story from Washington's WMAL Radio, all the participants when reading their full versions included "under God," with the exception of Obama. So what's that? The explanation from Obama's people is that he was working from an earlier draft of the text, known as the "Nicolay copy," which did not include "under God." Lincoln added...
  • If Barack Obama had delivered the Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 10:58:56 AM PST · by andy58-in-nh · 20 replies
    me | 11/19/2013 | andy58-in-nh
    If Barack Obama had delivered the Gettysburg Address:Four score and seven years ago, a group of exclusively white, privileged, Native-American-killing and often slave-owning land-owners brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in antiquated notions of liberty but what we now know ought to have been the Common Good, and dedicated to the proposition that all men, women, transgendered and hermaphroditic persons are entitled to equal things. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, actually deserves to endure. We are met on a great battlefield...
  • Obama to skip Gettysburg anniversary because of website's woes

    11/19/2013 10:32:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama was unable to attend Tuesday's ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address because of scheduling issues stemming from the rollout of his signature healthcare law, the White House said Tuesday. Following stories questioning why the president had skipped the event, given his public affinity for President Lincoln, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer tweeted that "it didn't work schedule-wise." In response to a journalist's Twitter query about what could be more important, Pfeiffer wrote: "Oh, I don't know, there's this whole website thing that someone suggested might destroy the [Democratic] Party." According to the president's public...
  • ‘The WH is losing it’: Petulant Obama adviser Pfeiffer explains Obama’s Gettysburg anniversary snub

    11/19/2013 10:28:09 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 34 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 19, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    All is a twitter on Twitchy regarding Nobama's no-show at the a150 year anniversary of The Gettysburg Address. Some in the media are mocking Pfeiffer/Obama for their sarcastic tweets.
  • Obama Leaves 'Under God' Out of His Gettysburg Address Reading for PBS Star

    11/19/2013 10:16:57 AM PST · by chessplayer · 36 replies
    Chris Plante at WMAL Radio in Washington reported on his show Tuesday that President Obama joined a cast of 61 "noted lawmakers, politicians, news anchors and celebrities, including every living President, in reciting the Gettysburg Address" for PBS star Ken Burns, who made "The Civil War" documentary series. Everyone else delivered the address as Lincoln had written it, including the phrase, "that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom." But in his version of the address, President Obama omitted the words "under God."
  • Obama skips Gettysburg events because of Obamacare (Sure!)

    11/19/2013 9:45:09 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/19/13 | Oliver Knox
    President Barack Obama is skipping events marking 150 years since Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. This shouldn't be a huge shock. Yes, Obama has sometimes embraced the opportunity to compare himself to Lincoln. And what a historical opportunity to miss: The nation’s first black president honoring Lincoln’s legacy in person. But parks officials point out that the last sitting president to attend a Nov. 19 event in Gettysburg was Rutherford B. Hayes. No, what’s surprising is the White House's apparent explanation for Obama’s decision to turn down an invitation offered months ago: It’s Obamacare’s fault. Specifically, the HealthCare.gov debacle.