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  • Corwin Amendment The ‘Ghost Amendment’ That Haunts Lincoln’s Legacy

    06/16/2014 6:04:34 PM PDT · by riverss · 89 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...
  • Obama's Gettysburg skip may confirm Clint Eastwood's thoughts about him

    11/19/2013 12:31:38 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 18, 2013 | Steve Hayward
    It is hard to know whether to be outraged or grateful that President Obama has decided to skip the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s famous speech at Gettysburg this week. He’s sending his secretary of the Interior (who?), when even Attorney General Eric Holder would be more appropriate. It is not Obama’s first act of diffidence or disdain for American icons; think of his casual and intermittent relationship with the American flag pin on his lapel, for example, along with some of his overseas pronouncements tacitly attesting to his ambition to embody some kind of “post-American” ethos to go along with...
  • 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 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."
  • 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, Lincoln, 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address: Which doesn’t belong and why?

    11/19/2013 7:06:25 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-19-2013 | MOTUS
    Why would a man as enamored of Abraham Lincoln, as Big Guy professes to be, pass up the opportunity to attend the 150th anniversary celebration of what is perhaps the most historic address in American history?  I’ll try to explain. First, a brief review of how Barry has displayed his admiration for Lincoln, the man and the President, from the moment he decided he wanted to be the leader of the free world: Big Guy kicked off his 2008 presidential campaign with an eloquent 25 minute announcement at the old State House in Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois. He returned there...
  • Retraction For Our 1863 Editorial Calling Gettysburg Address 'Silly Remarks': Editorial

    11/15/2013 11:16:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    Patriots-News ^ | November 15, 2013
    Seven score and ten years ago, the forefathers of this media institution brought forth to its audience a judgment so flawed, so tainted by hubris, so lacking in the perspective history would bring, that it cannot remain unaddressed in our archives. We write today in reconsideration of “The Gettysburg Address,” delivered by then-President Abraham Lincoln in the midst of the greatest conflict seen on American soil. Our predecessors, perhaps under the influence of partisanship, or of strong drink, as was common in the profession at the time, called President Lincoln’s words “silly remarks,” deserving “a veil of oblivion,” apparently believing...
  • Patriot-News retracts 1863 editorial calling Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 'silly'

    11/14/2013 5:15:12 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published November 14, 2013 | Karl DeVries
    When it comes to correcting the record about a timeless speech, no retraction is too late. One-hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln passionately appealed for the preservation of the union in the Gettysburg Address, the Patriot-News of central Pennsylvania, known back then as the Patriot & Union, is retreating from its stance in 1863 that Abe’s Civil War speech was “silly.” “In an editorial about President Abraham Lincoln’s speech delivered Nov. 19, 1863, in Gettysburg, the Patriot & Union failed to recognize its momentous importance, timeless eloquence, and lasting significance,” the paper wrote on its editorial page Thursday. “The...
  • 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.
  • Northeastern Illinois Rewrites History… Dedicates Building to “Democrat” Abraham Lincoln

    11/04/2013 1:43:45 PM PST · by AT7Saluki · 182 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 11/4/13 | Eric Odom
    Northeastern Illinois needs to be educated on its political heroes. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, not a Democrat. But the Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies apparently would prefer to just make up their own version.
  • Obama to be a no-show at Gettysburg 150th anniversary ceremony

    10/31/2013 8:18:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 108 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/31/2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama has declined an invitation to speak at next month’s ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. The event, slated for Nov. 19 at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, instead will feature Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and renowned historian James McPherson as the keynote speakers, the Gettysburg National Military Park said in a press release. “President Obama will not attend and the Secretary of Interior will represent the administration,” the park pointed out in the first paragraph of its press release. It’s unclear why Mr. Obama, a noted admirer of President Lincoln, declined the...
  • Protesters Who Moved Lincoln Memorial 'Barrycades' Removed by Park Police

    10/13/2013 9:49:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/13 | William Bigelow
    On Saturday, at a little before 9:30 a.m., citizens determined to break through the “barrycades” around the Lincoln Memorial moved the government barricades aside and proceeded to enter the Memorial. According to Taylor Hemness from KLTV 7: [The protesters] went completely up those steps, past the National Parks Service members who didn’t do anything to stop them as they made their way up to the Lincoln monument asking people to come with them, begging them to make people in DC listen to what they were doing.
  • Barricades Torn down at the Lincoln Memorial People carrying them to Barricade the White House!

    10/13/2013 9:00:47 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 133 replies
    http://www.rpvnetwork.org ^ | 10/13/2013 | F.R. Newbrough
    At the Million Vet March in DC people have torn down the barricades at the Lincoln Memorial and are carrying them to the White House to Barricade the White House. One man carrying a barricade said,"We are taking these things where they belong." Watch Live on Ustream. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mlr13
  • People Storm Barricades At Lincoln Memorial

    10/12/2013 8:19:26 PM PDT · by Kolath · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/12/2013 | NLF
    Check out this video of tourists in D.C. storming past the barricades to see the Lincoln Memorial. Video By KLTV.com
  • Penny For Your Martian Thoughts: This Is How A Coin Looks After 14 Months On The Red Planet

    10/09/2013 7:09:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | Elizabeth Howell on
    A high-power camera on the Mars Curiosity rover snapped a picture of a 1909 American penny featuring Abraham Lincoln. The coin is used as a calibration target for the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) that is at the end of Curiosity’s robotic arm. In just over an Earth year on the Red Planet, you can see the bright copper is muted by lots of Mars dust. Although the image has public relations appeal, there are scientific reasons behind picking that particular calibration target. It is supposed to measure how well the camera is performing, which is important as it zooms...
  • Meteorologist Spots UFO On HD Weathercam

    09/12/2013 7:16:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    ghosttheory.com ^ | September 10, 2013 – 7:42 AM | Xavier Ortega on
    Lincoln, Nebraska. KLKN’s HD Towercam on Channel 8 showed something strange in the early morning weather segment. Meteorologist Sean McMullen spotted a pulsating diamond-shaped UFO on the network’s HD camera. The strange object hovered over Lincoln, Nebraska in the early hours of September 4th, 2013.
  • Obama Committing US to Syrian Conflict

    08/31/2013 9:16:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Obama Committing US to Syrian Conflict Source: By Pete Souza (White House Flickr account) According to a recent UN report, at least 93,000 have been killed in just over two years of conflict in Syria. While the rising death toll is indeed shocking, it is important to note that this conflict is a civil war and not an ethnic cleansing or genocide. It is a civil war, with many factions vying to wrest power from the dictatorial tyrrant and president that is Bashar al-Assad. Unfortunately, Syria is attracting far more foreign influence than any civil war should reasonably warrant. Remember...
  • Conrad Black’s FDR Idolatry

    08/19/2013 6:51:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | August 19, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    My parents were New Deal Democrats, but I grew up at a time and in a place when Republicans were extraordinarily rare. I’ve often said I never actually met a Republican until I went to college and, now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t until my junior year. It wasn’t until I was in my mid-30s that I became an ex-Democrat, and so I completely understand the quasi-religious reverence that Democrats have for FDR, Harry Truman and JFK. What puzzles me nowadays is that some conservatives seem to share that attitude. National Review has published a...
  • Lincoln Is Doing Worse Than Mercury Before Ford Killed Them

    08/19/2013 1:53:15 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 08/19/2013 | Raphael Orlove
    Ford justified killing Mercury because Mercury wasn't providing a sufficient chunk of market share in the US. Ford recently announced how much market share Lincoln has and it makes Mercury look good. Justin Berkowitz at Car and Driver made the association, citing Ford's 2010 statement explaining why they were ending the Mercury Brand. Mercury originally was created as a premium offering to Ford and was an important source of incremental sales. Of Ford Motor Company’s 16 percent market share in the U.S., Mercury accounts for 0.8 percentage points, a level that has been flat or declining for the past several...
  • Transforming The Zimmerman Verdict Into A Triumph

    07/31/2013 10:06:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Norfolk New Journal and Guide ^ | July 31, 2013 | Rosaland Tyler, Associate Editor
    As you watched Travyon Martin’s father sit in Congress and set a 50-year time line for a law that would ban profiling and killing minors in self-defense in Florida – it was easy to forget the King Holiday took 15 years to pass. The Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Holiday moved at glacier speed but kept moving. “When someone shows you their worst side believe it,” Maya Angelou once said, not referring to the fact that legislation was introduced to honor King four days after his 1968 assassination. Or how a 1979 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives fell...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Aide’s resignation heightens Sen. Rand Paul’s war with neocons

    07/22/2013 5:44:27 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2013 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Some Republicans are accusing the party’s neoconservative hawks of playing dirty pool in an attempt to smear Sen. Rand Paul as a bigot for having an aide who once expressed admiration for Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. The aide, Jack Hunter, who quit on Monday, was eased out by Mr. Paul after a neoconservative publication revealed that, as a radio “shock jock” some years ago, Mr. Hunter advocated that the Southern states secede once again from the union. Saying he had become more libertarian and broad-minded since his days as the “Southern Avenger,” Mr. Hunter revealed...
  • Remembering Mary Surratt; Marylander and Southerner

    07/06/2013 2:46:26 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 38 replies
    Huntington News ^ | July 5, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The State Legislature of Maryland prepared to vote on secession in 1861 to join the Southern Confederacy but Federal troops were sent to squash their attempt.
  • Breitbart Exclusive: Governor Palin Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg

    06/30/2013 11:36:14 AM PDT · by Bratch · 61 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | June 30, 2013 | Steve Flesher
    Governor Palin has written a beautiful piece for Breitbart News commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg: Today marks the beginning of the week-long ceremonies commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. There will be a full re-enactment of the battle, discussions with panels of historians, and of course a re-reading of the Gettysburg Address.But as Lincoln affirmed when he dedicated that hallowed ground, nothing we say or do can “add or detract” from the great sacrifice made there. Gettysburg was a defining moment in the history of our nation; and consequently, one of the most important battles in...
  • Abraham Lincoln Was The Anti-Obama, A Profit Loving Capitalist Tool

    06/22/2013 6:03:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/22/2013 | Kyle Smith
    Weighing the economics of Abraham Lincoln isn’t easy to do in today’s terms. Lincoln was pro-subsidy and pro-tariff, both of which stances tend to be assigned to the interventionist left in today’s discussions. But Lincoln’s infrastructurally and financially primitive economy was not ours, and it’s worth thinking about how he might govern today given that in his words there is an unshakeable faith in free enterprise. Lincoln was pro-business, laudatory of wealth creation (and the inequality that goes with it), against class warfare and in favor of exploiting natural resources. “Property,” he said in 1864, “is the fruit of labor...
  • Professors Announce Lincoln Manuscript Findings

    06/20/2013 3:38:58 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Illinois State University ^ | June 7, 2013 | Nerida Ellerton and Ken Clements
    Until recently, only 10 leaves of the oldest manuscript prepared by Abraham Lincoln were thought to have survived. However, Nerida Ellerton and Ken Clements, professors in Illinois State University’s Department of Mathematics, have determined that a fragment in the archives in Houghton Library at Harvard University is in fact an 11th leaf from the oldest surviving manuscript written by the future president... The young Lincoln prepared his arithmetic manuscript -- known as a cyphering book in Lincoln’s time -- when attending schools in Indiana between 1820 and 1826. The Harvard University leaf was probably completed by Lincoln when he was...
  • Lincoln Defended: The Case Against the Critics of Our 16th President

    06/05/2013 7:52:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 440 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/05/2013 | Rich Lowry
    Decades ago, the distinguished Lincoln biographer David Herbert Donald coined the phrase “getting right with Lincoln” to describe the impulse people feel to appropriate Lincoln for their own political agendas. Anyone who has watched Barack Obama, who as a senator wrote an essay for Time magazine entitled “What I See in Lincoln’s Eyes” and swore the oath of office as president on Lincoln’s Bible, will be familiar with the phenomenon. Democrats like to claim Lincoln as, in effect, the first Big Government liberal, while Republicans tout him as the founder of their party. But the reflex identified by Donald isn’t...
  • How the Civil War Changed Your Life

    04/27/2013 3:45:10 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 81 replies
    AARP ^ | April 12, 2011 | Betsy Towner
    8 things to think about as we mark the conflict's 150th anniversary. Some ring strong: of course the end of slavery, perhaps the worst disgrace in the nation's history. And the 620,000 ancestors lost. Other vestiges have weakened with the passage of time but are no less legacies of the four horrific, heroic years that shaped us as one nation. Here are eight ways the Civil War indelibly changed us and how we live: 1. We have ambulances and hospitals. The Civil War began during medieval medicine's last gasp and ended at the dawn of modern medicine. Each side entered...
  • Regardless Of How SCOTUS Rules On "Marriage Equality" Marriage Can Never Actually Be Redefined

    03/26/2013 2:51:22 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-26-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It can only be replaced by something else that's different entirely. That's what's happening now.I've acknowledged that this is a losing fight so long as the Christian church continues to allow the culture to be ceded a totally godless element...note that it's not the wrong side of the fight.Found at Super Conservative.
  • article: "Lincoln Laments at Gettysburg: Biblical Creation and Civil War Insights"

    02/22/2013 8:48:40 AM PST · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2013 | James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D.
    Lincoln Laments at Gettysburg: Biblical Creation and Civil War Insights by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * 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.1 These words spoken by Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago allude to America’s Declaration of Independence. In that foundational document, the colonial declarants proclaimed a creation-based view of human liberty: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable...
  • 'Lincoln' Screenwriter: Obama Win a Rejection of 'Psychotic' Reagan Era Ideology

    02/15/2013 9:16:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 15, 2013 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Tony Kushner, the screenwriter behind the Oscar nominated movie 'Lincoln,' compared Barack Obama to the 16th president and called the defeat of Mitt Romney a "rejection" of the "Reagan era ideology" that leads to a "frightening" path of "psychotic individualism." Appearing on Thursday's edition of PBS's Charlie Rose show the openly gay playwright called Obama's evolution on same-sex marriage "Lincolnian" and roasted Ronald Reagan, Romney and the Tea Party: (VIDEO AT LINK) TONY KUSHNER: So you have people like these Tea Party people protesting government and then asked if they really want to give up their Social Security payments. And...
  • What Sort of Leader Was Lincoln?

    02/14/2013 3:42:23 AM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | 2/13/2013 | Steven B. Smith
    ...Did he exert features of moral grandeur and heroism necessary to steer the country through its deepest political crisis? Or was he an aspiring tyrant, especially in his use of executive power? A recent example of how not to think about Lincoln’s leadership comes from the historian and television commentator Doris Goodwin. Goodwin wrote a book called “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” showing how Lincoln drew his cabinet from his personal and political competitors. In a subsequent discussion of Lincoln’s leadership titled “The 10 Qualities That Made Lincoln Great... If all of these sound a little...
  • US Navy unable to refuel carrier due to budget cuts

    02/08/2013 2:19:46 PM PST · by Saint X · 57 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 2/8/13 | Sam LaGrone
    The U.S. Navy will delay the refueling of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for an unknown period because of the uncertain fiscal environment due to the ongoing legislative struggle, the service told Congress in a Friday message obtained by USNI News.