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  • Rep. Ralph Norman jokes about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's being 'groped' by Abe Lincoln

    09/21/2018 11:07:55 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 68 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 9/21/18 | Meghan Keneally
    Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., used his opening remarks at a Thursday debate for South Carolina's 5th Congressional District to make an off-color joke about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "Did y’all hear the latest, late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings? Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out [saying[ that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln," he said to some laughs and applause. Norman, who has been endorsed by President Donald Trump, later defended his remarks on Twitter, saying they were "meant to add a bit of levity to a very serious debate between me and my Democrat opponent and to point...
  • The Danger in Republicans' Fight to Own Lincoln's Legacy

    08/27/2018 11:20:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 552 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2018 | By William Sullivan
    Human beings (and Americans are no exception) like their heroes and villains easily identifiable and the explanation of historical events simple. As such, both Republicans and Democrats have built easily digestible historical narratives regarding American political history since the Civil War. Peculiarly, there seems to be a debate about who gets to own the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. On the left, the meandering and incoherent narrative goes like this. Lincoln and his mighty Union army launched a war against the racist, slave-holding Confederacy to rid America of the abominable institution of slavery and make equal citizens of the former slaves....
  • Dinesh D'Souza explains 'outrageous' Trump-Lincoln comparison

    07/22/2018 2:53:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 22, 2018 | Art Moore
    When Americans assess Donald Trump, a president who in many ways has broken the mold, comparisons don’t come easily. But Abraham Lincoln? That’s the startling proposition illustrated in promotional posters for Dinesh D’Souza’s upcoming film “Death of a Nation,” which contends America is once again faced with an existential crisis. In an interview with WND, D’Souza explained he is not asserting that Trump is Lincoln. “We are saying there are situations that are eerily similar, the accusations against the two men are remarkably similar and Trump can take a page from the great emancipator,” D’Souza said. The filmmaker, known for...
  • HATING LINCOLN: The Now Revered President Was, Like Trump, Widely Hated In His Day

    07/20/2018 8:55:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 400 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/20/2018 | Robert Spencer
    President Trump has once again drawn the sneers and condescension of the Leftist establishment media with his claim that “I am the most popular person in the history of the Republican Party—92 percent. Beating Lincoln. I beat our Honest Abe.” Lincoln, sniffed Newsweek, “died a decade before the telephone, which is used for polling, was even invented, and about 80 years before job approval polls for presidents started.” CNN intoned magisterially, “That’s a hard claim to back up.” But lost in the media contempt was the salient fact that Lincoln, as revered as he has been since his death, was...
  • 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...
  • Bones of Civil War amputees found in 'limb pit'

    06/24/2018 2:34:46 AM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    The bullet probably hit the Union soldier as he was fleeing. It may have struck his cartridge box first, which sent it tumbling through the muscle of his right buttock, broke his right leg and buried itself sideways in his thigh bone just below the hip. His buddies probably carried him as they retreated before the storm of Rebel gun and cannon fire. At the field hospital, the harried surgeons probably took a look at him and moved on to those less seriously wounded. After he died, he was laid in a shallow pit with a dead comrade and the...
  • Tammy Bruce: Lincoln vs. Obama -- The incredible tale of two libraries

    05/16/2018 1:36:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 154 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 16, 2017 | Tammy Bruce
    This is a story of priorities and hypocrisy, brought to us by a president who saved the Union and was murdered for it, and a president whose policies and malevolence damaged both the nation and the world, and who is being rewarded for it. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation is in trouble. It is auctioning off non-Lincoln related artifacts in an effort to pay back a loan that is coming due. You see, the Lincoln Library doesn’t make a lot of money or attract enough major donors to operate. This is odd, considering President Lincoln is a “favorite” president...
  • Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865: history, Harper's Weekly, 1956 eyewitness

    04/14/2018 4:11:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 64 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/12/2018 | Harpygoddess
    Although he actually died at 7:30 the following morning, today is the anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) on 14 April 1865, only five days after Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Lincoln was very fond of the theater, and that evening, he and Mrs. Lincoln - likely in a celebratory mood because of the end of the Civil War - attended a performance of the comedy, Our American Cousin, by English playwright Tom Taylor at Ford's Theater on 10th Street NW in Washington. There, following the intermission, actor and Southern sympathizer John Wilkes Booth managed to gain access...
  • Anyone See Speilberg's "Lincoln" on Netflix?

    02/28/2018 8:03:26 AM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 25 replies
    Netflix | 2/28/18 | self
    Anyone see "Lincoln" on Netflix? Shockingly, it is mainly about how the Democrats tried to stop Lincoln and Republicans from passing the 13th amendment to free the slaves. Hard to believe I know because Speilberg is the biggest Democratic donor ever. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_(film)
  • Polarization Over History: Reagan, Obama Beat Lincoln and Washington in List of ‘Best Presidents’

    02/19/2018 6:50:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/19/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    Political polarization may be blotting out Americans' understanding of their own history, a new poll suggests. More Americans identified former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama as the best president in U.S. history rather than Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.When asked who was the best president in U.S. history, 16 percent of Americans selected Reagan and another 16 percent selected Obama, according to a recent YouGov survey. Lincoln took third place with 15 percent, and Washington followed with 10 percent.The grand totals miss the larger story, however. Among Republicans, 36 percent chose Reagan, while only two percent of Democrats...
  • On Presidents' Day We Should Remember That Washington and Lincoln Often Called us to Prayer

    02/19/2018 7:50:41 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On Presidents’ Day We Should Remember That Washington and Lincoln Often Called us to Prayer Msgr. Charles Pope • February 18, 2018 • We live in a secular age. Religious utterances by government officials are greeted with surprise or even indignation by some. While the primary role of civil leaders is not a religious one, insisting that never express religious sentiment is a form of extremism rooted in exaggerated conception of the idea of the separation of Church and State. In fact, “separation of Church and State” appears nowhere in the United States Constitution.On Presidents’ Day we do well...
  • Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809

    02/12/2018 3:57:10 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 628 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 02/11/2018 | Harpygoddess
    It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of the people, can be strong enough to maintain its existence in great emergencies. ~ Lincoln February 12 is the anniversary of the birth of the 16th - and arguably the greatest - president of these United States, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Born in Kentucky and raised in Illinois, Lincoln was largely self-educated and became a country lawyer in 1836, having been elected to the state legislature two years earlier. He had one term in the U.S. Congress (1847-1849) but failed (against Stephen A. Douglas)...
  • ANALYSIS: Trump had a rough 1st year. That’s where his similarity to Lincoln ends

    01/20/2018 7:13:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | January 20, 2018 | By COKIE ROBERTS
    It often looked like Abraham Lincoln wouldn’t survive his first year as president. The mere fact of his election so infuriated seven southern states that they seceded from the Union before he was sworn into office. Rumors of an assassination plot caused him to sneak ignominiously into Washington for his inauguration, disguised in a cap and cloak that for weeks became objects of derision by cartoonists. A horrible first year for one of the nation’s greatest presidents might serve as a source of inspiration for Donald Trump who’s had his own rocky start —except. Except just about everything. Lincoln constantly...
  • This Day in History: The Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2017 6:23:02 AM PST · by iowamark · 36 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | November 19, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivers his famous Gettysburg address. Did you know that no one knows exactly where he gave the speech? And no one knows precisely what he said? Several different transcripts of the speech exist, each with slightly different phrasing. lincoln-11-19-3His speech wasn’t even supposed to be the main feature that day! Instead, a two-hour oration by a former Secretary of State, Edward Everett, was supposed to be the highlight. Lincoln’s two-minute speech would go down in history. Everett’s has been mostly forgotten. Perhaps Everett saw the writing on the wall? He wrote to the...
  • VA rejects push to alter ‘sexist’ motto: ‘Lincoln’s words are Lincoln’s words’

    11/02/2017 10:14:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Veterans group claims motto ‘symbolizes the agency’s resistance to gender equity’The VA is defending its motto this week against charges that it “symbolizes​ ​the agency’s​ ​resistance​ ​to​ ​gender​ ​equity.” A portion of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address in 1865 has been deemed “sexist” as a VA motto by the nonprofit organization Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. The group wrote a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin this week demanding a change, which it says would “better support women.” The motto in question, in place since 1959, reads: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for...
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

    10/28/2017 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Baynative · 69 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 10/24/17 | Jarrett Stepman
    There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the statue was really about.”
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

    10/25/2017 8:30:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 73 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 10-24-17 | Jarrett Stepman
    There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the statue was really about.” During a 2016 Columbus Day protest conducted by Wunk Sheek, a Native American student organization, activists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus hosted a “die-in” at Bascom Hall, near a statue of President Abraham Lincoln.  According to The Daily Cardinal, a campus newspaper, the protest...
  • Colorized Lincoln Assassination Characters

    10/23/2017 5:58:25 PM PDT · by mairdie · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 October 2017 | Charlie Moore
    Killers in color: Fascinating images bring to life the team who plotted the theater assassination of Lincoln to revive the Confederate cause. The 16th President of the United States was shot dead at the theater by well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. Each conspirator was assigned a different role in the comprehensive assassination attempt of several high-profile government members. Edmund Spangler helped Booth escape but he was spared death because he didn't know about the assassination in advance. Booth was shot by Union forces after a dramatic 12-day manhunt led by David Herold. Powell had been...
  • Not Even Lincoln Is Spared the Wrath of the Statue Topplers

    10/16/2017 6:03:44 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    ©2017 Reason Foundation ^ | October 16, 2017 | Lindsay Marchello
    It began with Confederate monuments, but it was only a matter of time before the history of everyone ever commemorated in America was in dispute. Even Abraham Lincoln. The statue of the 16th president and liberator of slaves at the top of Bascom Hill is one of the most beloved sites on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Graduating students and their families wait in line for hours in the spring to have their pictures taken in Lincoln's lap. Wunk Sheek, an indigenous student group, does not share this sentiment. The group has charged that a statue of Lincoln has no...
  • Progressives Gone Wild? Abraham Lincoln Statue Vandalized in Chicago

    08/18/2017 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    All statues must go—even ones erected to the president who led the effort to abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. The president who kept this country together during one of the most turbulent time in our history. He’s our greatest president full stop. And yet, someone decided to vandalize Abraham Lincoln in Chicago (via NBC Chicago): An Abraham Lincoln was damaged and burned in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood late Wednesday, Ald. Ray Lopez said.The statue was found burned near 69th Street and Wolcott, authorities said."What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism," Lopez wrote on Facebook along with an image of the...