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  • Kamala Harris’s Dishonesty on Abe Lincoln

    10/07/2020 9:05:29 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | October 7, 2020 | Dan McLaughlin
    It was impossible to miss how Kamala Harris, like Joe Biden, refused to answer questions about their plans to expand the Supreme Court. But she also misrepresented history. Harris claimed at the VP debate that Abraham Lincoln refused to nominate a candidate for Chief Justice in October 1864 because “Honest Abe said, it’s not the right thing to do” and wanted the people to vote first. Lincoln, of course, said no such thing. He sent no nominee to the Senate in October 1864 because the Senate was out of session until December. He sent a nominee the day after the...
  • Mail-in ballots were part of a plot to deny Lincoln reelection in 1864

    08/24/2020 3:28:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. EDT | Dustin Waters
    Together, the men had shipped crates of fraudulent votes back to New York. But their scheme was over. Wood reported the operation to authorities. Ferry’s office was searched, and on the morning of Oct. 27, 1864 — less than two weeks before the election — he and Donahue stood trial before a military commission.
  • "Trump Is The Best President Since Abraham Lincoln" (VIDEO, Marc Little)

    08/09/2020 8:49:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies ^ | 3/5/2020 | DAILY CALLER
    "Trump Is The Best President Since Abraham Lincoln" 3:57 video
  • Last Witness to President Abraham Lincoln Assassination (video from TV's 'I've Got A Secret', aired Feb. 8, 1956)

    08/07/2020 5:03:55 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/10/2016 | HistoryFlicks4u
    Mr. Samuel J. Seymour, the last living eyewitness to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. was the mystery guest on the February 8, 1956 episode of the I've Got a Secret game show. Mr. Seymour (March 28, 1860 – April 12, 1956) was actually 95 years of age at the time of this appearance instead of 96. Host: Garry Moore. Panelists from left to right: Bill Cullen, Jayne Meadows, Henry Morgan, Lucile Ball.
  • How Coffee Fueled the Civil War

    07/12/2014 6:45:01 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 39 replies ^ | July 9, 2014 | JON GRINSPAN
    It was the greatest coffee run in American history. The Ohio boys had been fighting since morning, trapped in the raging battle of Antietam, in September 1862. Suddenly, a 19-year-old William McKinley appeared, under heavy fire, hauling vats of hot coffee. The men held out tin cups, gulped the brew and started firing again. “It was like putting a new regiment in the fight,” their officer recalled. Three decades later, McKinley ran for president in part on this singular act of caffeinated heroism. At the time, no one found McKinley’s act all that strange. For Union soldiers, and the lucky...
  • University of Wisconsin students call for removal of Abraham Lincoln statue on Madison campus

    06/30/2020 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Borges · 74 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/30/2020 | KELLY MEYERHOFER
    Some University of Wisconsin-Madison students of color want the university to remove one of its most iconic landmarks, a statue of Abraham Lincoln, because of what they see as the former president’s anti-indigenous and anti-Black history despite Lincoln’s legacy of ending slavery in the U.S. Two student organizations, the Black Student Union and the Student Inclusion Coalition, pushed for the statue’s removal in early June, days after George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody and protests erupted nationally over racial injustice.
  • Juneteenth – The Day Republicans Freed The Democrats’ Slaves

    06/26/2020 7:25:50 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | June 23, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Our history and our heritage are being shoved by rioters, looters, and anarchists down the memory hole. This is year zero on their calendar. Everything that came before and every struggle for freedom and human dignity by patriots of all colors is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is now. The only thing that matters is what they tell you. How we got here and what makes us who and what we are may not be pretty or politically correct but it is important. We can’t know where we’re going if we don’t remember where we’ve been. The canceling of...
  • Abraham Lincoln at UW-Madison is the latest target of cancel culture

    06/26/2020 9:06:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    College Reform ^ | June 25, 2020 | Lacey Kestecher
    Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are demanding that the university remove and replace a statue of Abraham Lincoln. "Many UW-Madison students wait to take their picture on the lap of the Abe Lincoln statue atop Bascom Hill when they graduate," a petition states. "However, few know how this statue got to the top of the hill, and who put it there." "few know how this statue got to the top of the hill, and who put it there"
  • Some want D.C.'s Lincoln statue gone. Others point out: Freed Black Americans paid for it.

    06/25/2020 8:20:58 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    WJLA Channel 7 ^ | 22 Jun 2020 | Courtney Pomeroy and Sam Ford
    ""I'm here to speak on behalf of the legacy of Charlotte Scott," said Marcia Cole, a member of the Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) who portrays Scott. FREED is an auxiliary organization of the African American Civil War Museum. "I understand there's a big campaign trying to raise money to either take it down or mend it, and I say 'no' on behalf of Ms. Charlotte," she said. "People tend to think of that figure as being servile but on second look you will see something different, perhaps. That man is not kneeling on two knees with his head bowed....
  • Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln [at the Dedication of the Freedmen’s Monument in Lincoln Park, Washington, DC]

    06/24/2020 5:29:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | April 14, 1876 | Frederick Douglas
    Friends and Fellow-citizens: I warmly congratulate you upon the highly interesting object which has caused you to assemble in such numbers and spirit as you have today. This occasion is in some respects remarkable. Wise and thoughtful men of our race, who shall come after us, and study the lesson of our history in the United States; who shall survey the long and dreary spaces over which we have traveled; who shall count the links in the great chain of events by which we have reached our present position, will make a note of this occasion; they will think of...
  • Bill Barr Scorcher: Effort to Push Trump From Office Closest Thing to Coup Since Lincoln Assassination

    06/23/2020 8:45:32 PM PDT · by yoe · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 22, 2020 | Victoria Taft
    Attorney General William Barr took his verbal scalpel and shredded the complete “bovine silence” of the media following the “complete collapse” of the attempted coup of President Trump – an attempt that he agreed hasn’t been seen since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Other than that, the interview on (“Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo”) was a complete snore-fest. [snip]Barr:It’s been stunning that what we’ve gotten from the mainstream media is sort bovine silence in the face of the complete collapse of the so called Russiagate scandal, which they did all they could to sensationalize and drive. And it’s like...
  • Rioters deface monument honoring all-black regiment of Union Civil War soldiers

    06/08/2020 5:10:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 50 replies
    disrn ^ | Jun 6th, 2020 | Peter Heck
    Exactly 123 years to the day that it was dedicated, the Shaw Memorial, a monument honoring the first all-volunteer black regiment of the Union Army in the Civil War, was defaced by rioters demanding justice for African-Americans. On May 31, 1897, the monument was erected on Boston Commons to honor the 54th Massachusetts Regiment of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, who bravely attacked Confederate forces at Fort Wagner. One of the soldiers, Sgt. William Harvey Carney carried the American flag throughout the battle, never dropping it despite being shot 7 times. Carney was the first black American to win the Congressional...
  • "One of the most impressive religious ceremonies I have ever witnessed" ~ Father William Corby's general absolution at Gettysburg

    05/07/2020 9:22:47 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 25 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | May 7, 2020 | Florentius
    We are studying the Civil War as a family these days, and unlike many other historical events, there is no shortage of good films dealing with the this topic, among them: Glory, Gods and Generals, and Gettysburg. We watched Gettysburg last night. I hadn’t seen it since it was originally released in 1993 when I saw it on the big screen. Since that time, I have visited the battlefield at least twice. The last time was in 2016 with my oldest daughter on our way back from a homeschool conference in Maryland. It was during that visit that we came...
  • On this date in 1865

    04/09/2020 4:02:13 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 42 replies
    Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Union Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. Lee is the third Confederate General to surrender their army to Grant.
  • Abraham Lincoln on Resoluteness

    04/03/2020 7:50:54 AM PDT · by East Tennessee Redhead · 11 replies
    Abraham Lincoln on Resoluteness: "The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise -- with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country."
  • Was Abraham Lincoln a conservative?

    02/11/2020 4:13:58 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 1,069 replies ^ | 12 February 2020 | Ozguy1945
    Was Abraham Lincoln a conservative? Some people say right/left distinctions are no longer meaningful. In my own life I was born into a progressive family and absorbed that way of thinking. When I became older, I have learnt quite painfully how important and valuable maintaining western traditions is, when my own rights were trashed by modern misandry, leading me to create this blog: Where I write this it is already President Lincoln’s birthday. Who has ever been to Lincoln's birthplace Sinking Spring Farm in Kentucky? Did you learn anything about the man there which came to you from the...
  • On this date in 1864 President Lincoln receives a Christmas gift.

    12/22/2019 4:23:47 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 1,654 replies
    "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition and about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton." General William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" was over. During the campaign General Sherman had made good on his promise d “to make Georgia howl”. Atlanta was a smoldering ruin, Savannah was in Union hands, closing one of the last large ports to Confederate blockade runners. Sherman’s Army wrecked 300 miles of railroad and numerous bridges and miles of telegraph lines. It seized 5,000 horses, 4,000 mules, and...
  • Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2019 10:34:27 AM PST · by Bratch · 147 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 20, 2008 | Abraham Lincoln via cparsons2005 on YouTube
    Gettysburg Address as recited by Jeff Daniels. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
  • Clinical Depression and President Lincoln

    10/07/2019 10:07:24 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 2005 | Josh W. Shenk
    Lincoln "told Me that he felt like Committing Suicide often," remembered Mentor Graham, a schoolteacher... Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a "character issue"—that is, as a political liability. His condition was indeed a character issue: it gave him the tools to save the nation. With Lincoln we have a man whose depression spurred him, painfully, to examine the core of his soul; whose hard work to stay alive helped him develop crucial skills and capacities, even as his depression lingered hauntingly; and whose inimitable character...
  • Lincoln: The Founders did not make America racist or slaver. They inherited it that way

    09/02/2019 4:35:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 257 replies
    See the Lincoln-Douglas debate #6. Stephen Douglas: We then adopted a free State Constitution, as we had a right to do. In this State we have declared that a negro shall not be a citizen, and we have also declared that he shall not be a slave. We had a right to adopt that policy. Missouri has just as good a right to adopt the other policy. I am now speaking of rights under the Constitution, and not of moral or religious rights. I do not discuss the morals of the people of Missouri, but let them settle that matter...