Skip to comments.Abraham Lincoln Monument Torched In Chicago
Posted on 08/17/2017 5:49:19 PM PDT by Enlightened1
Abraham Lincoln has joined George Washington on the list of those targeted by Chicagoans in a national debate over Civil War-era monuments.
Alderman Raymond Lopez took to Facebook Wednesday night to decry a defaced statue of the nations 16th president in the Englewood neighborhood. The giant bust appears to have been damaged after someone in the 15th Ward sprayed and ignited a flammable liquid.
What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned, Mr. Lopez wrote, a local NBC affiliate reported. If anyone has any information regarding this act, please contact the police or my office immediately.
F- Abe Lincoln, responded Quintin Mitchell, whose comment was liked or deemed funny by 160 others.
The officials finding came just one day after President Trump stated opposition to tearing down memorials related to Americas past with slavery.
I wonder is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop? Mr. Trump asked reporters on Tuesday while addressing violence in Virginia.
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I guess this is what happens when you open up 150 year old wounds. Thanks democrats.
Incredibly ignorant people.
I wonder what they would think if they knew that Abraham Lincoln is of Melungeon heritage???
He’s the one who freed the Democrat-owned slaves!
"F Lincoln." ?????????????????????????//
I am sure it will be blamed on a White Supremacist.
Just shows how stupid people are and how the school system has failed them.....they clearly do not know what Abraham Lincoln is known for.
One of the Killer Gang’s flamethrower got out of hand,.
‘Land of Lincoln’ = ‘Land of Obama’.
because he represents American history which is racist and elitist and incompatible with the Marxist revolution.
He was the first Donald Trump.
I’m waiting for the GOP establishment to repudiate him.
“Help me, Spock. Help me.”
Does anyone even know for sure who/where-came-from, the Melungeons are?
I’m just guessing, but the guy who was quoted as saying :”F Abe Lincoln!” is probably black and doesn’t know anything at all about President Lincoln...except that his last name is the same as the park along the Lake Michigan.
who knows. Nothing is what it seems these days.
Yes, I’ve been wondering who this ‘Quinton’ is.
One of the greatest tragedies to our country that Lincoln’s death represented is that he had a high priority for education of the former slaves. After he was gone, few in any power really cared about that...
IIRC at least a couple of Lincoln’s advisers begged him to repatriate all the slaves to avoid the inevitable discord and threats by former masters when they were free. But to do so the North would have had to foot the bill for the effort which the public would have crucified him for. And it had taken the imminent threat of national extinction just to get the North to finally stop the slave empire in the first place.
In hindsight, however big of a logistical nightmare it would have been would have been worth it. We spent 100 years just getting sore losers in bedsheets to quit burning churches, lynching innocent people and making unjust laws. And even after all that effort...the outcome hasn’t been very good.
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