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  • "Come Back to the Declaration of Independence!"

    04/21/2011 12:03:18 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies
    Chicago Press and Tribune ^ | August 17, 1858 | Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln, speech in Lewiston, Illinois, August 17, 1858, four days before his first historic debate with Stephen A. Douglas: "The Declaration of Independence was formed by the representatives of American liberty from thirteen States of the Confederacy, twelve of which were slaveholding communities. We need not discuss the way or the reason of their becoming slave-holding communities. It is sufficient for our purpose that all of them greatly deplored the evil and that they placed a provision in the Constitution which they supposed would gradually remove the disease by cutting off its source. This was the abolition of the...
  • What is the Difference Between Muamar Qaddafi and Abraham Lincoln?

    03/20/2011 6:47:46 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 247 replies
    Just wondering what people might have to say about this. Both would say they tried to preserve their union. Both employed military might to do so and killed lots of their own citizens. ML/NJ
  • The Floating Dollar as a Threat to Property Rights

    03/12/2011 7:12:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Imprimis (Hillsdale College) ^ | February 16, 2011 | Seth Lipsky
    The following is adapted from a speech delivered on February 16, 2011, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. TO BEGIN, consider one of the most important measures of property, the kilogram. It’s a measure of mass or, for non-scientific purposes, weight. According to the papers last week, a global scramble is under way to define this most basic unit after it was discovered that the standard kilogram—a cylinder of platinum and iridium that is maintained by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures—has been losing mass. You may think that this is impossible. Of all the...
  • New book sheds new light on Lincoln's racial views

    03/05/2011 4:17:47 PM PST · by FatherofFive · 101 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | Mar 4 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    McLEAN, Va. – Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address has inspired Americans for generations, but consider his jarring remarks in 1862 to a White House audience of free blacks, urging them to leave the U.S. and settle in Central America. "For the sake of your race, you should sacrifice something of your present comfort for the purpose of being as grand in that respect as the white people," Lincoln said, promoting his idea of colonization: resettling blacks in foreign countries on the belief that whites and blacks could not coexist in the same nation.
  • SPREAD THE WORD! Kirby Center lunch/talk this Friday in DC - 'What Would Abraham Lincoln Do?'

    02/28/2011 12:58:27 PM PST · by hillsdale1 · 4 replies
    The 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War offers an opportunity to reflect upon the wartime statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln. Impelled to the presidency by a constitutional crisis, Lincoln stood on the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution both before and during the Civil War. With special attention to what Americans today may learn from Lincoln as we grapple with a global war and prodigious debt, this lecture will illuminate Lincoln's example of self-government under law.
  • D.C. Council Chair Finds Two Cars Are Too Many

    02/23/2011 2:44:16 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | danny yadron
    After getting elected chairman of the D.C. City Council in November, Kwame Brown asked for a black Lincoln Navigator L, with a DVD player for the back seat, a power moonroof, polished aluminum wheels and an all-black interior. When the Public Works Department delivered a black Navigator with a gray interior, Mr. Brown's office told the city to send it back. "He was just very clear he wanted black on black," said Brown spokeswoman Traci Hughes. "It doesn't show as much dirt and wear and tear." Public Works' employees found a second Navigator in Coldwater, Mich. But Mr. Brown was...
  • On Presidents’ Day: Lincoln is King (Among freshman Republican congressmen, exluding Reagan)

    02/21/2011 1:00:39 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 105 replies ^ | 2-21-2011 | Tim Mak
    On Presidents’ Day, Americans take a day to recognize the office of the presidency – and to reflect upon the country’s best. FrumForum asked freshman Republican members which president they admired the most, but excluded President Reagan from contention to give the other presidents a fair chance. The fourteen Republican members who responded gave a range of answers, but President Abraham Lincoln came out on top. Interestingly, these freshman congressmen have something in common with President Obama, who has identified Lincoln as his favorite president. Independent voters also agreed – a new Gallup poll shows that Lincoln was their favorite...
  • Mr. Lincoln’s Economics Primer (long, and superb)

    02/12/2011 6:06:39 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 162 replies
    National Review ^ | 12 February 2010 | Allen C. Guelzo
    Abraham Lincoln’s greatest love was politics, but his intellectual passion was for what the 19th century called “political economy” — the way economics and politics intersected in society and government. According to his law partner William Herndon, Lincoln “liked political economy, the study of it,” and Shelby Cullom, who practiced law beside Lincoln in Springfield, Ill. (and later crafted the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887), thought that “theoretically . . . on political economy he was great.” Although Lincoln’s angular, shambling appearance gave him the look of anything but a student of economics — one contemporary said he resembled “a...
  • Democrats prove Lincoln correct again

    02/10/2011 8:53:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-09-11 | DrJohn
    Abraham Lincoln is attributed with the following: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."Clearly he had Democrats in mind. Obama knows he can fool Democrats and the press all of the time. Sometimes they even fool themselves. Obama knows well he got hammered in the recent election. Consequently, he sought to change his image and enlisted the assistance of a number of people. He has sought help on his "reinvention" from CEO's, Ken Duberstein...
  • Book: Lincoln sought to deport freed slaves

    02/10/2011 7:41:41 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/9/2011 | Stephan 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. Historians have debated how seriously Lincoln took colonization efforts, but Mr. Magness said the...
  • Abe Lincoln, the NOBAMA

    01/31/2011 12:38:07 PM PST · by Wicket · 5 replies
    Amazon ^ | n/a
    Author Joe Wheeler, historian and scholar, brings to the pages of this insightful book the knowledge gleaned from over ten years of study and more than sixty books on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. Skillfully weaving his own narrative with direct quotes from Lincoln and poignant excerpts from other Lincoln biographers, Wheeler brings a refreshingly friendly rendition of Lincoln's life, faith, and courage.
  • Researcher Faked Date on Lincoln Document, Officials Say

    01/25/2011 12:09:42 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies ^ | Jan 24, 2011 | AOL
    A Virginia man has confessed to trying to rewrite history by altering a date on a document penned by Abraham Lincoln -- a move that enhanced his own reputation as a scholar, the National Archives said today. Longtime Lincoln researcher Thomas Lowry, of Woodbridge, Va., admitted that he changed the date on a presidential pardon issued to Patrick Murphy, a Union Army soldier who was court-martialed for desertion during the Civil War, said David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United States. Lowry altered the date on the document from April 14, 1964, to April 14, 1965 -- the day John...
  • Obama Historians keep the Lincoln comparison's coming

    01/17/2011 2:05:03 PM PST · by publius321 · 17 replies ^ | January 17, 2011 | Scott Ryan
    "On the night of Barack Obama’s rally in Tucson..." (continued)
  • Governor Palin Sounded Like Another Illinois Politician From 1860

    01/16/2011 6:25:35 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 36 replies
    Instapundit at Pajamas Media ^ | January 15, 2011 | Ian Lazaran
    A RESPONSE TO THE BLOOD LIBEL OF 1860 by Abraham Lincoln: "You charge that we stir up insurrections among your slaves. We deny it; and what is your proof? Harper’s Ferry! John Brown!! John Brown was no Republican; and you have failed to implicate a single Republican in his Harper’s Ferry enterprise. If any member of our party is guilty in that matter, you know it or you do not know it. If you do know it, you are inexcusable for not designating the man and proving the fact. If you do not know it, you are inexcusable for asserting...
  • Obama attempts to position himself as the second coming of Lincoln

    01/13/2011 10:42:10 AM PST · by publius321 · 18 replies ^ | January 12, 2011 | by Scott Ryan
    After witnessing the effrontery of Barack Obama against the states and our constitution, it is apparent this man has come here for the sole purpose of fomenting a civil war. From day one of his campaign he has made efforts to position himself as a parallel to Lincoln. From his campaign announcement in front of the Illinois state capitol where Lincoln served (with a Lincoln banner behind him), to his announcement of Biden as his running mate (in front of a Lincoln banner), from his quoting of Lincoln (in specious contexts) to his insistence upon swearing in on the same...
  • Remember: The Kennedy and Lincoln Conspiracy

    12/13/2010 3:10:48 AM PST · by AustralianConservative · 8 replies
    Pizza Trays & Beer Bottles ^ | December 13, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    I'm not a big fan of conspiracy theorists, but love to throw them a bone. From Jordan Maxwell via Charlie Max's blog: Lincoln was elected to the Congress in 1846, Kennedy in 1946. Lincoln was elected President in 1860, Kennedy in 1960. "Lincoln" and "Kennedy" both have 7 letters. Both men were concerned with civil rights. Both men's wives lost children while living in The White House. Both were shot in the head on a Friday. Lincoln was shot in a theater named Ford. Kennedy was shot in a car named Lincoln, built by Ford.
  • Lincoln the Tyrant: The Libertarians' Favorite Bogeyman

    12/07/2010 11:31:03 AM PST · by presidio9 · 291 replies · 2+ views
    Big Government ^ | Dec 5th 2010 | Brad Schaeffer
    On a recent pilgrimage to Gettysburg I ventured into the Evergreen cemetery, the scene of chaotic and bloody fighting throughout the engagement. Like Abraham Lincoln on a cold November day in 1863, I pondered the meaning of it all. With the post-Tea Party wave of libertarianism sweeping the nation, LincolnÂ’s reputation has received a serious pillorying. He has even been labeled a tyrant, who used the issue of slavery as a mendacious faux excuse to pummel the South into submitting to the will of the growing federal power in Washington D.C. In fact, some insist, the labeling of slavery as...
  • Proclamation of Thanksgiving

    11/23/2010 6:48:03 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies ^ | October 3, 1863 | William Seward, Abraham Lincoln
    This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America's national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the "day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival." She explained, "You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our land to have the Thanksgiving...
  • Camouflage-wearing Florida dance troupe's dash through Lincoln Tunnel causes terror scare

    11/19/2010 8:50:19 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 6 replies
    Timesnews ^ | 11/19/2010 | Timesnews
    WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) -- A dance troupe from Florida caused a rush-hour terror scare when they ditched their cars in the Lincoln Tunnel and tried to run to a TV appearance in Manhattan while wearing their camouflage costumes. The dancers drove about 1,000 miles so they could appear Wednesday on BET's live "106 & Park" show. But they hit traffic at the tunnel, which connects New Jersey and New York City and is just two miles from the TV studio. The five young women and three young men decided to sprint the rest of the way. They left their adult...
  • Daniel Day-Lewis to Play Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg-Directed Biopic

    11/19/2010 4:16:18 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 39 replies
    DreamWorks Studios just announced that Daniel Day-Lewis will take on the role of President Abraham Lincoln in the long-in-development biopic to be directed by Steven Spielberg. Lincoln, which playwright Tony Kushner has adapted from the Doris Kearns Goodwin book Team of Rivals, has been on Spielberg's docket for years, with Liam Neeson once attached to star as the 16th president. Kushner also co-wrote Spielberg's Munich, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. Kathleen Kennedy and Spielberg are producing the project, which the director will begin filming next fall. “Daniel Day-Lewis would have always been counted as one of the greatest...