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  • HISTORICAL IGNORANCE II: Forgotten facts about Lincoln, slavery and the Civil War

    07/22/2015 7:36:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 558 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/22/2015 | Prof. Walter Williams
    We call the war of 1861 the Civil War. But is that right? A civil war is a struggle between two or more entities trying to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more sought to take over Washington, D.C., than George Washington sought to take over London in 1776. Both wars, those of 1776 and 1861, were wars of independence. Such a recognition does not require one to sanction the horrors of slavery. We might ask, How much of the war was about slavery? Was President Abraham Lincoln really for outlawing slavery? Let's look at his...
  • "...the people will have ceased to be their own rulers..."

    07/15/2015 2:20:05 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 14 replies
    First Inaugural ^ | MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1861 | President Abraham Lincoln
    "I do not forget the position assumed by some, that constitutional questions are to be decided by the Supreme Court; nor do I deny that such decisions must be binding in any case, upon the parties to a suit; as to the object of that suit, while they are also entitled to very high respect and consideration in all parallel cases by all other departments of the government. And while it is obviously possible that such decision may be erroneous in any given case, still the evil effect following it, being limited to that particular case, with the chance that...
  • 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, Lincoln’s law...
  • The Spirit of ‘76: 'The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context’

    07/04/2015 10:24:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-4-15 | Tara Helfman
    On July 4th, 1826, a Washington newspaper published one of the most poignant letters penned in American history. An ailing Thomas Jefferson regretfully declined an invitation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of American independence with the citizens of the nation’s capital. “[T]o be present with them,” he wrote, “as one of the surviving signers of an instrument pregnant with our own, and the fate of the world, is most flattering to myself. . . [I]t adds sensibly to the sufferings of sickness, to be deprived by it of a personal participation in the rejoicings of that day.” In this, his...
  • Happy Birthday America!

    07/04/2015 7:50:11 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-4-2015 | MOTUS
    Like all of your favorite radio/teevee hosts I’m doing a “best of” today. I hope you enjoy my 2015 4th of July retrospective.Happy Birthday America!From 2011: a pre-4th post from Camp David, Home For the Holiday: Feliz Quarto De Julio Anyway, the long and short of it is Lady M decided to send me and Little Mo back to the Big White to weed and water the Big White Organic Garden of Versus in order to give our illegal Mexicans the rest of the Quarto de Julio weekend off. From 2012:  Happy Birthday America! July 4, 2012 in which we...
  • Shocker: There’s a Confederate Flag Sewn Into Lincoln’s Chair at Ford’s Theatre

    07/01/2015 7:03:16 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 17 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 6/29/15 | Joe Lapointe
    As national debate rages about the Confederate flag, a peculiar installation of that controversial banner may be hiding in plain sight – inside the cushion of Abraham Lincoln’s rocking chair, a replica that rests in a balcony box in the re-built Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. The theatre—a functioning play space and a museum—reopened in 1968, 103 years after President Lincoln died by gunfire in April of 1865 at the end of the Civil War while he watched a play there. The builder of the replica chair—a now-deceased craftsman named Carlton McLendon—lived in Montgomery, Ala. and felt bitter toward the...
  • How the Right Hijacked MLK to Fight Gay Marriage

    07/01/2015 2:43:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2015 | Patricia Murphy
    A number of prominent conservatives seem convinced that Martin Luther King, Jr., would have fought marriage equality. They are probably wrong. In their fight against the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, leading conservatives have been turning to an unlikely source for inspiration: Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (PDF), the collection of notes that King smuggled out of his jail cell during his eight-day detention for protesting the Jim Crow laws that sanctioned discrimination across the South. The letter is one of the most iconic documents from of the Civil Rights era and includes King’s observations on the injustice...
  • Jeb Bush Called Abe Lincoln America’s ‘PRESIDENTE,’ Not ‘PRESIDENT’

    06/24/2015 7:49:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/15 | ALEX SWOYER
    As governor of Florida, Jeb Bush used the Spanish word “presidente” instead of the English word – President – while communicating with one of his aides to describe Abe Lincoln, according to decade-old emails reported by the Washington Post. A day before South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley decided to remove the confederate flag from the state capitol grounds following the racially motivated shooting in a Charleston church, a Washington Post blog reported about how GOP presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush handled the confederate flag debate while he was governor of the Sunshine state. In his report, the...
  • Who Says Hillary Is Too Out Of Touch And Untrustworthy To Be President?

    06/16/2015 10:31:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Sahara Reporters ^ | June 15, 2015 | Dr. Wumi Akintide
    I don’t care about what the Republicans think of Hillary. What should matter to American voters is what those who know best Hillary have said about her. Bill and Chelsea talk of Hillary in superlatives. It is the same thing with most of her staff at the State Department. President Obama, her political rival, trusted her enough to appoint her Secretary of State, a job which has added more feathers to her cap and given her impressive credentials to become the first woman President of the United States. For any Republican to describe Hillary as unworthy and out of touch...
  • Lincoln sought to deport freed slaves

    04/28/2015 12:18:27 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 193 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    The Great Emancipator was almost the Great Colonizer: Newly released documents show that to a greater degree than historians had previously known, President Lincoln laid the groundwork to ship freed slaves overseas to help prevent racial strife in the U.S. Just after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Lincoln authorized plans to pursue a freedmen’s settlement in present-day Belize and another in Guyana, both colonial possessions of Great Britain at the time, said Phillip W. Magness, one of the researchers who uncovered the new documents.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lincoln's portrait removed for picture of the first dogs

    04/09/2015 12:56:32 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 45 replies
    WASHINGTON - In a announcement from the White House today the portrait of the sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was removed from its location in favor of an image of the Obama's Portuguese Water Dogs Sunny and Bo. The decision was made by The First Lady Michelle Obama, who was not shy in explaining why she had the portrait removed. "It just always bothered me every single time I walked by it. It looks like some creepy old malnourished white guy with sunken cheeks and bad posture. That's nothing to be proud of, and honestly it sets...
  • Incoming: Balls, Bees and Rolling Stones Attack!

    04/07/2015 6:21:46 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-7-2015 | MOTUS
    In case you didn’t have time to watch, yesterday’s Spring Sphere Roll was awesome! Big Guy improved his stats over 100% compared to last year’s hoops performance ( 2-for-9 - or 22.2%  - vs. 2-for-22 or 9.1% last year)! Although there was “a moment” as the press pool reported, when the basketball “very lightly hit POTUS in the face when he was standing under the basket catching rebounds.” As anyone around here can tell you, hitting Big Guy upside the head is still the best way to get his attention.Incoming!Basketballs weren’t the only incoming projectiles at the festivities; somebody forgot to...
  • Neb. senator under fire for comparing police to ISIS

    03/25/2015 7:29:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    KETV ^ | 3/25/15
    Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers told fellow lawmakers on the floor Wednesday afternoon that he wouldn't apologize for statements he made during a debate over a gun bill last Friday. "I will continue to condemn the police when they are wrong and, in my community they are always wrong," Chambers said. The initial comments came during a hearing on an amendment to a concealed carry law that would allow off-duty officers to bring concealed weapons onto school property. "My ISIS is the police," Chambers said. KFOR radio talk show host Coby Mach broadcast some of Chamber's comments on his show....
  • Lincoln’s 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 words—703, to be precise—at 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 as—perhaps even better than—any thing I have produced.” From...
  • Holzer wins 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for book on Lincoln and the press

    02/12/2015 5:43:27 PM PST · by iowamark · 1 replies
    The 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize will go to winner Harold Holzer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, for "Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion" (Simon & Schuster). The Prize is awarded by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Holzer was chosen from 114 nominations as the 2015 recipient. He will receive $50,000 and a bronze replica of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' life-size bust “Lincoln the Man” in a ceremony April 23 in New York City. The Prize was co-founded in 1990 by businessmen and philanthropists Richard Gilder and...
  • 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...
  • Charlie Rogers, hate-crime hoaxer, a no-show for jail sentence

    01/16/2015 9:32:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    journalstar.com ^ | 1/16/2015 | By Jonathan Edwards
    After failing probation, Charlie Rogers didn’t show up for her 90-day jail sentence Thursday. Rogers, 36, was sentenced to a week in jail and two years’ probation in April 2013 for faking an anti-gay hate crime that stunned Lincoln and captured the country’s attention the summer before. Rogers, a lesbian and former Nebraska basketball star, lied to police when she told them three men broke into her house on July 22, 2012, tied her up, carved anti-gay slurs into her skin and tried to light the house on fire. Lancaster County Court Judge Gale Pokorny, who has since retired, made...
  • Harry Jaffa, R.I.P.

    01/12/2015 4:03:15 PM PST · by Pelham · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 12, 2015 | Richard Brookheiser
    Harry Jaffa has died. I remember, in order of increasing importance: 1. The character. Harry was a handful. Early in the Reagan years I got an excited phone call from him (was there ever a calm one?) about the fight over who should head the NEH. The frontrunner was M.E. Bradford, a learned English prof with a sideline in Confederate history. Irving Kristol then pushed Bill Bennett, for his manifest talent, and to avoid re-fighting the Civil War in a Senate confirmation hearing. This was one of the opening shots in the paleocon/neocon fight. (Like many great struggles, it began...
  • Divest the West (Saturbray)

    12/20/2014 8:28:57 AM PST · by bray · 3 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 12/20/14 | bray
    Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:7 While the world was caught up in a cheesy movie and the race war, there was a major event happening in Salt Lake City. No it was not the declaration of Romney's 10th run at the presidency, there was a convention of Western States discussing how to finally get their land turned...
  • No protests over Nebraska State Capitol Nativity scene; is a Festivus pole on the way?

    12/18/2014 5:37:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 12.18.14 | Paul Hammel
    LINCOLN — Christmas carols and prayers — and no protests or obvious objections — marked possibly the first-ever Nativity scene at the State Capitol on Thursday.  The small display, a cedar manger about 6 feet across and 4 feet high, was made possible by a Catholic-associated attorneys association that is seeking to place Nativity scenes in state capitols and other public places across the country. "We want to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas," said Omaha attorney Christine Delgado, who heads the Omaha branch of the Thomas More Society.  While Nebraska’s display hasn't been controversial so far, efforts to...
  • Thanksgiving Day Is For Thanking and Praising God – Just Ask Lincoln

    11/27/2014 9:32:48 AM PST · by millegan · 10 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    In the midst of the American Civil War, Lincoln noted that the country’s industry and population was still growing. In the document officially instituting Thanksgiving as a national holiday, he explicitly credited this to nothing else but God’s grace: "No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy." He then asked everyone in the country “to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of...
  • The Gettysburg Address

    11/23/2014 1:51:47 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 69 replies
    Archives ^ | November 19,1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    The Gettysburg Address November 19, 1863 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...
  • Michael Savage Spouts Savage Nonsense

    10/23/2014 3:36:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-22-2014 | JAMIE WEINSTEIN
    The areas to which President Barack Obama is open to legitimate and scathing criticism are almost endless, but the host of the 4th most-listened to radio show in the country bypasses the obvious for the unbelievable.“What worries me, Jamie, in regards to what you just said, is that one of President Obama’s mentors was Abraham Lincoln,” Savage told The Daily Caller earlier this month in an interview about his new book, calmly named, “Stop The Coming Civil War.”“He imprisoned 20,000 political opponents, including journalists, who opposed the Civil War. People don’t know that about Lincoln. And 20,000 people in the...
  • The Death of Taney

    10/16/2014 9:05:49 PM PDT · by iowamark · 61 replies
    On Oct. 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln must have breathed a bit easier. Not because the war was over — it would last another six months. Not because he had been re-elected — the election remained nearly a month away. And not because Gen. William T. Sherman had begun his decisive march through Georgia — the general was still holding Atlanta. While much remained unsettled, Lincoln’s achievements as president seemed more secure that autumn day because the president learned that his old nemesis Roger B. Taney, the Maryland-born chief justice of the Supreme Court, had died. Ever since Taney had...
  • Teachers told to stop calling kids 'boys and girls'

    10/11/2014 8:57:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    KCRA-TV ^ | Oct 10 2014 08:14:57 AM PDT
    In an effort to make classrooms more gender-inclusive, teachers at a middle school in Lincoln, Nebraska were given teaching guidelines advising them not to use "gendered expressions" by calling students "boys and girls." The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the teachers have been advised to use more gender-neutral expressions like campers, readers, athletes or even purple penguins. The teaching handout called "12 easy steps on the way to gender inclusiveness" advised teachers to avoid separating students by gender, but instead by birth dates or preferences. For example, they could ask students whether they prefer skateboards or bikes, milk or juice,...
  • President Lincoln Warned of Obama's Legacy

    10/09/2014 7:01:04 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Google Plus ^ | October 9, 2014 | Lori Anderson
  • Did Lincoln Want to Ship Black People Back to Africa?

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

    09/27/2014 6:45:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27. 2014 | Joshua Holdenried
    In war, the first battle is to define the conflict; the second is to control the narrative. President Obama won the first battle when he defined the ensuing conflict as a “sustained counterterrorism operation,” but experienced a Waterloo moment when his administration surrendered that narrative in the days after. Secretary of State John Kerry, in particular, delivered mixed messages. From “war is the wrong terminology,” to “yes, we are at war with ISIL,” and finally arriving at, “I think it's a waste of time to focus on [what terminology is used],” Kerry covered the spectrum of available responses. Nevertheless, the...
  • 1970 Lincoln Continental Sedan Commerical

    09/10/2014 11:30:05 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 59 replies
    1970 Lincoln Continental Sedan Commerical
  • Jew-hatred coming to Lincoln Center

    08/27/2014 5:33:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-27-2014 | Carol Brown
    The Metropolitan Opera, despite vigorous opposition from many parts of the Jewish Community, is forging ahead with its plans to present the opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” during its Fall 2014 season. After a campaign of letter writing, demonstrations, and articles in the Jewish press, the Met has refused to remove the opera from its schedule, offering only to “compromise” by cancelling its worldwide HD simulcast programs, but not the production at the Metropolitan Opera House itself. This opera presents the takeover of the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985 by Palestinian terrorists, and their murder of 69 year old,...
  • Obama Eyes Emancipation Proclamation as Model for Amnesty Executive Order

    08/09/2014 8:39:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    Insiders say that President Obama will use President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation as the model for his anticipated Executive Order granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. In 1862 Lincoln declared that all slaves in territory held by the Rebels were "forever free." He justified it as a wartime necessity. Those close to Obama say he views the parallels as "striking." "As he sees it," says an off-the-record source, "the vast majority of the illegal immigrants reside in states that are hostile to the Administration?at war with his efforts to transform the nation. Thus, as Commander-in-Chief he believes it is his...
  • Mark Levin: Michael Savage is a “mouthpiece” for Vladimir Putin

    08/08/2014 5:06:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    On Wednesday, Michael Savage interviewed Professor Stephen Cohen concerning US provocations in Ukraine…. He will…confirm my suspicion…that it is not Russia that is the aggressor, but the United States and the EU. Levin, who follows Savage on WABC, accused Savage of serving as a pro-Russian “mouthpiece”… "It’s amazing to me. There’s a handful of mouthpieces out there who trash Reagan, who trash Lincoln, and defend Putin! Really kinda sick, if you think about it. " (SNIP) Despite all evidence to the contrary, Levin continues to deny George Soros’ involvement in the funding of right-wing neo-Nazis behind the overthrow of the...
  • Corwin Amendment The ‘Ghost Amendment’ That Haunts Lincoln’s Legacy

    06/16/2014 6:04:34 PM PDT · by riverss · 93 replies
    cognoscenti ^ | Mon, Feb 18, 2013 | Richard Albert
    The Corwin Amendment read as follows: No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State. The Corwin Amendment was an effort to placate the South and contain secessionist sentiment. It proposed to do three things. First, to protect slavery by giving each state the power to regulate the “domestic institutions” within its borders. This was an enticing carrot for the slave states: stay in the Union...
  • Statesmanship and the Dangers of Civil Religion

    04/26/2014 2:06:50 AM PDT · by Rashputin
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | April 24, 2014 | Bruce Frohnen
    Statesmanship and the Dangers of Civil Religion by Bruce Frohnen I recently attended a conference on statesmanship. Truth be told, there are reasons to be ambivalent about statesmanship. While public service is a great virtue, the statesman specifically serves the state, generally meaning the government of the nation state. And, while anyone in a position of high authority and power must be motivated (and more importantly constrained) by a sense of duty, demands for statesmanship tend to hold up a model of greatness in political leadership that is profoundly dangerous. The desire to be “great” by upholding the interests...
  • Obama fires back: Lincoln ´loved´ racy jokes

    03/20/2014 6:12:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/20/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama pushed back on criticism of his recent appearance with comedian Zach Galifianakis to promote the Affordable Care Act, noting that President Lincoln "loved telling the occasional bawdy joke." The president´s remarks, during an interview with ESPN Radio´s Colin Cowherd that aired Thursday, were an indirect jab at Fox News host Bill O´Reilly, who argued during a segment of his show earlier this month that the 16th president would never have agreed to such an appearance. "First of all, if you read back on Lincoln, he loved telling the occasional bawdy joke and being out among regular folks," Obama
  • Lincoln and Obama: Two Tyrants

    02/23/2014 6:39:53 PM PST · by grumpa · 224 replies
    Off Grid Blog ^ | February 23, 2014 | Off Grid Blogger
    Few people understand how lawless Abraham Lincoln was in propagating our country’s biggest nightmare—the Civil War. And not enough people sense the parallel of Obama’s emerging lawlessness. Lincoln achieved his political aims by bullying—rather than effective, innovative solutions and negotiations. Here are some facts: • Lincoln closed more than 300 newspapers that disagreed with him. • He arrested members of state legislatures, preventing them from debating the secession issue. • He ordered military trials for citizens when civilian courts were available. Many of these trials resulted in hangings. • Operating as a military dictator, Lincoln spent millions not authorized by...
  • Rand Paul works to widen GOP's appeal to minorities

    02/21/2014 10:31:45 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 38 replies
    WHAS 11 Louisville (KY) ^ | Posted on February 21, 2014 at 5:18 PM | WHAS 11
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- With lots of room for growth, the Jefferson County Republican Party is aiming to widen its appeal to people of different ethnic and economic backgrounds. The GOP's "Party for the Party" event on Friday, Feb. 21, not only brings together five-term incumbent Mitch McConnell with Tea Party favorite Rand Paul, but as WHAS11’s Political Editor Joe Arnold reports highlights Paul's outreach to black voters.
  • 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...
  • 10 captions for "What is Lincoln saying to Obama?"

    01/28/2014 9:40:14 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-28-14 | The Looking Spoon
    {fsubscribe}Posted a blank of this photo over the weekend, here are 10 of the best/favorite captions people came up with.
  • The Terrible Truth About Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate War

    01/20/2014 1:42:16 PM PST · by mhutcheson · 443 replies
    Snap Out of it, America! ^ | 1/20/14 | Michael Hutcheson
    President Lincoln has been all but deified in America, with a god-like giant statue at a Parthenon-like memorial in Washington. Generations of school children have been indoctrinated with the story that “Honest Abe” Lincoln is a national hero who saved the Union and fought a noble war to end slavery, and that the “evil” Southern states seceded from the Union to protect slavery. This is the Yankee myth of history, written and promulgated by Northerners, and it is a complete falsity. It was produced and entrenched in the culture in large part to gloss over the terrible war crimes...
  • Obama compares Nelson Mandela to Gandhi, King and Lincoln during eulogy

    12/10/2013 4:10:10 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 73 replies
    AP ^ | December 10, 2013
    Obama is urging the world to act on Mandela's legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and racism. He says progress in the U.S. and South Africa mustn't cloud the fact there's still work to be done. He says South Africa shows us that we can change.
  • The (un)Talented Mr Obama

    12/06/2013 9:58:06 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 4 replies
    12/6/13 | Originalbuckeye
    Is anyone else reminded of the movie 'The Talented Mr Ripley' when hearing Obama and his Pravda Media constantly comparing Obama to International political luminaries?
  • 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. …
  • PBS "Lincoln '@' Gettysburg" - Good but Democrat!

    11/23/2013 10:10:52 AM PST · by SES1066 · 8 replies
    Public Broadcasting System ^ | 11/19/2013 | PBS / Partisan Pictures
    Learn how Lincoln exerted control through the telegraph and its effect on the Gettysburg Address.
  • 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....
  • 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.
  • Freep a Poll!(Which speech most historic after Gettysburg Address?)

    11/19/2013 4:47:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11-19-13 | Fox News
    Q: 150 years after President Lincoln delivered “The Gettysburg Address,” the speech is still celebrated. What other historic speech is as significant? Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address Ronald Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall” speech Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s farewell address to Congress None of the above
  • 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...