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  • 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.
  • The Civil War: The Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 9:15:29 AM PST · by navysealdad · 4 replies
    A new birth of freedom.(video)
  • Celebrating Lincoln's Words and Ideas

    11/19/2013 7:06:53 AM PST · by loveliberty2 · 41 replies
    Abraham Lincoln Online ^ | April 6, 1859 | Abraham Lincoln
    Springfield, Ills, April 6, 1859 Messrs. Henry L. Pierce, & others. Gentlemen Your kind note inviting me to attend a Festival in Boston, on the 13th. Inst. in honor of the birth-day of Thomas Jefferson, was duly received. My engagements are such that I can not attend. Bearing in mind that about seventy years ago, two great political parties were first formed in this country, that Thomas Jefferson was the head of one of them, and Boston the head-quarters of the other, it is both curious and interesting that those supposed to descend politically from the party opposed to Jefferson...
  • OBAMA REMOVES 'GOD' FROM GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

    11/19/2013 7:49:18 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 138 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/13 | by LARRY O'CONNOR
    Washington DC talk show host Chris Plante reported today that Barack Obama omitted the words "under God" from the Gettysburg Address when reciting the great speech for a Ken Burns documentary. Burns had filmed all living presidents as well as various Hollywood personalities and luminaries to pay homage to the speech which was delivered by Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, today. Plante broke the story on Washington DC talk radio station WMAL on his mid-morning program, "The Chris Plante Show."
  • 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...
  • 150 years later, Pennsylvania newspaper apologizes for panning Gettysburg Address

    11/14/2013 3:19:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    AP via The Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2013
    It took 150 years, but a Pennsylvania newspaper said Thursday it should have recognized the greatness of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address at the time it was delivered. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, about 35 miles northeast of Gettysburg, retracted a dismissive editorial penned by its Civil War-era predecessor, The Harrisburg Patriot & Union.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Gettysburg Address

    02/24/2010 6:09:09 AM PST · by NoGrayZone · 44 replies · 844+ views
    November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    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 nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should...
  • Gettysburg Address (Today is Abes' Birthday)

    02/12/2006 1:46:59 PM PST · by Kimmers · 17 replies · 558+ views
    University of Oklahoma Law Center ^ | 11/19/1863 | President Lincoln
    Nov. 19, 1863 Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon 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 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 it, as a final resting place for those who died here, that the nation might live. This we may, in all propriety do. But in a...
  • The Rhetoric of Remembrance - Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

    09/16/2006 6:58:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 7,425+ views
    aei.org ^ | September 11, 2006 | Ronald C. White Jr.
    Within days after the battle of Gettysburg, plans were set in motion that would lead to a national soldier’s cemetery. The decision was made early on that the nation’s first national cemetery at Gettysburg required an appropriate dedication. Edward Everett, the nation’s most celebrated speaker, was invited to offer the central address. Everett’s delivery was in the grand manner, committed to an ornate style of rhetoric. Abraham Lincoln was the last speaker invited. David Wills, the Gettysburg lawyer who was the organizer of the event, included a brief word about the nature of the remarks the president was being asked...
  • The Gettysburg Address, still a relevant message in 2012.

    09/18/2012 7:53:01 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 14 replies
    The Battle of Gettysburg ^ | Sept. 18, 2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Dad, Author
    The 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 engaged in a great civil war. . .testing whether that nation, or any 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 final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether...
  • Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2002 6:05:28 AM PST · by WhiskeyPapa · 7 replies · 309+ views
    November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon 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 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 final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper...
  • The Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 19, 1863

    On June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner commented on what is now considered the most famous speech by President Abraham Lincoln. In his eulogy on the slain president, he called it a "monumental act." He said Lincoln was mistaken that "the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here." Rather, the Bostonian remarked, "The world noted at once what he said, and will never cease to remember it. The battle itself was less important than the speech." The Gettysburg Address Gettysburg, Pennsylvania November 19, 1863 Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this...
  • Gettysburg Address Remembered

    11/26/2009 5:46:15 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 453+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 27th 2009
    Gettysburg Address Remembered Thursday, November 19, 2009 - The Civil War by Martha M. Boltz Today is the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, delivered at the dedication of the Gettysburg Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA on November 19, 1863. The assembly had just heard a speech by noted orator Edward Everett, who spoke for two and one-half hours, using 13,607 words. Quite honestly, today there are perhaps a handful of people who can remember any of what he said. The President, Abraham Lincoln, stood up at the podium, pulled a small slip of paper from his coat pocket, and began to...
  • This Day in History November 19,1863 President Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2007 2:51:38 PM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies · 66+ views
    Various | 11/19/07 | President Lincoln
    Delivered at Gettysburg on November 19,1863 "Fourscore 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 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 final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and...
  • TODAY IN HISTORY 1863: The Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2002 6:03:52 AM PST · by Petronski · 61 replies · 1,360+ views
    A Great Republican President ^ | November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    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 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 final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do...
  • Doctors say Lincoln had smallpox when giving Gettysburg Address

    05/24/2007 4:06:51 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 8 replies · 534+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | May 24, 2007 | Lindsey Tanner (A.P.)
    CHICAGO -- Abraham Lincoln has been dead for 142 years, but he still manages to make medical headlines, this time from doctors who say he had a bad case of smallpox when he delivered the Gettysburg Address. Physicians in Baltimore said last week that Lincoln might have survived being shot if today's medical technology had existed in 1865. Last year, University of Minnesota researchers suggested that a genetic nerve disorder rather than the long-speculated Marfan syndrome might have caused his clunky gait. "If you play doctor, it's difficult to shut down the diagnostic process" when reading about historical figures, said...
  • Anniversary Of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Today

    11/19/2001 1:35:22 AM PST · by PaulJ · 107 replies · 1,440+ views
    11/19/1863 | A. Lincoln
    Today is the Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. It might do us all well to take a moment to re-read it and reflect on it's meaning to us then and how it applies today. Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon 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 nation so conceived and so dedicated. . . can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of ...
  • Abraham Lincoln most influential American: survey

    11/22/2006 6:59:59 AM PST · by presidio9 · 98 replies · 1,595+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/22/06
    Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. president who won the Civil War and ended slavery, topped a list of the 100 most influential American figures in shaping U.S. history, a survey released on Tuesday said. The Atlantic Monthly magazine asked 10 notable historians to rank the Americans they felt had the greatest impact on U.S. history. Other figures who made the top 10 included U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Also included were Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall and inventor...
  • The Stuff of Democratic Life (Why The Gettysburg Address Was So Important)

    11/22/2006 6:50:47 AM PST · by presidio9 · 54 replies · 1,165+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 22, 2006 | ALLEN GUELZO
    On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the dedication remarks at the opening ceremonies of a cemetery for soldiers of the Civil War in Gettysburg, Pa. This "Gettysburg Address" -- a gem-like model of conciseness, passion and political eloquence -- quickly became a fixed feature of McGuffey's Eclectic Readers and triple-decker Fourth of July orations, even the soundtrack of the first "talking" motion picture in 1922. It was read once again to dedicate a block of burnt earth in Manhattan during the solemn first anniversary of 9/11 at Ground Zero. Lincoln wrote a great many other memorable speeches, from his...
  • Parting Company

    11/28/2012 2:23:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2012 | Walter Williams
    For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways. Since Barack Obama's re-election,...
  • Chester's General [who accompanied Lincoln to Gettysburg as a young USMC officer]

    11/17/2012 5:56:39 AM PST · by foreverfree · 5 replies
    Delaware County (PA) Daily Times ^ | 11/11/2012 | Jeff Wolfe
    Henry Clay Cochrane traveled thousands of miles around the world as a Marine in the mid- to late 1800s. But it was probably one of his shortest military journeys early in his career that made him famous. The Chester native earned the title of brigadier general after his Marine career ended. But his big moment in history came just as that career was starting. Cochrane was just 21 when he was one of 13 men selected to ride on a train from Washington, D.C., to Gettysburg with President Abraham Lincoln in November 1863. Cochrane was on hand when Lincoln delivered...
  • Kindergartners know Lincoln speech by heart

    02/12/2012 10:08:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | February 11, 2012 | By ERIC CARPENTER
    ANAHEIM – They adjusted their black-cotton beards and their Lincoln-stovepipe hats that stood almost as tall as them. Then, in unison, the 19 kindergarteners began: "Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent ..." From beginning to end, Room 4 at Fairmont Private School recited from memory the entire Gettysburg Address – President Lincoln's 1863 speech, widely regarded as among the best speeches in American history. With words such as "endure," "dedicate" and "consecrate." The 5- and 6-year-olds got through them all. Their teacher, Patsy Bauman, began teaching her students the address in December, in...