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  • Leftists Say they're Afraid that Trump is the Next Hitler - they're Actually Terrified he's the Next Lincoln

    02/17/2020 2:06:42 PM PST · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-17-20 | Brother Bob
    First off, I have no delusions that President Trump is another President Lincoln. Both are incredibly consequential presidents, although in very different ways. For example, I doubt Lincoln would have had fun sending Democrats into a froth mouthed frenzy for racing his horse and buggy for a lap at The Daytona 500. But the comparison has to come up given how every so often we hear about how the country is headed for another Civil War. This article in the American Thinker makes a great case that it actually started days before President Obama was sworn into office. What's interesting...
  • Was Abraham Lincoln a conservative?

    02/11/2020 4:13:58 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 774 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...
  • Children In All 50 States Being Taught Revolutionary War Was Fought To Promote Slavery

    02/07/2020 6:12:19 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 129 replies
    The New York Times’ 1619 Project — a curriculum that makes the fantastical claim that a primary cause of the Revolutionary War was the colonists’ desire to protect slavery — has been adopted in 3,500 classrooms across all 50 states.For this reason, some of the nation’s most renowned historians have called for The Times to correct this and other factual errors.The Pulitzer Center, which is partnering with The Times to promote The 1619 Project, recounted in its 2019 annual report, “Good journalism, innovative educational resources, and deep community engagement are absolutely essential to bridging the divisions that threaten to rip our democracy apart. It...
  • Freedom Traditions and Now

    02/05/2020 5:29:35 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 10 replies
    Can we teach ourselves to talk with each other again? The current toxic politics threatens to engulf us all. The president refused the speaker’s handshake and she stopped clapping him and tore up his speech. As theatre it was amazing. Their jobs are to represent differing ideas in competition. Maybe that makes these actions OK as symbols of how passionate they are. What do Free Republic people think? But contrast what the world saw this week with Abraham Lincoln introducing gifts from Santa into a war situation. Can we restore civility? Or is our education system now totally poisoned...
  • Under Dems’ Trump impeachment justification, Lincoln would’ve been impeached

    01/23/2020 11:01:16 PM PST · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23 2020 | Gregg Jarrett
    If Rep. Adam Schiff was around in 1864, he would have orchestrated the impeachment of President Abraham Lincoln. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Schiff, D-Calif., and his confederate impeachment managers demand that President Trump be removed from office because the president did something that might advantage him politically in the upcoming election. This, they claim was an impeachable “abuse of power.” On the floor of the Senate, Schiff exclaimed that Trump wanted “to cheat” in the November presidential election by asking Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son over potential corruption. Democrats are the only ones who...
  • Media Pundit Unlooses Ignorant Rant [semi-satire]

    12/16/2019 9:10:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Dec 2019 | John Semmens
    Following the release of the Department of Justice Inspector General's report detailing the FBI's covert efforts to conspire with the media to prevent the election of Donald Trump as president and to undermine his Administration, Fox News' Chris Wallace asserted that "I believe that President Trump is engaged in the most direct, sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history. He has done everything he can to undercut the media to try and delegitimize us. He has been more hostile to freedom of the press than any other president." The fact that Wallace's contention is contradicted by history...
  • Lincoln Enough

    12/08/2019 6:35:40 PM PST · by bitt · 129 replies ^ | 12/6/2019 | Michael S. Kochin
    Time, and history, will tell if Donald Trump is “better” or “greater” than Abraham Lincoln. But if he is re-empowered in 2020 to actually make great Republican principles work, Trump would be the Lincoln we deserve. recent poll, widely reported, found that a slight majority of self-described conservatives say Donald Trump is a better president than Abraham Lincoln. God only knows what such a response means, in an age when our mass media considers it their democratic duty to dox and fire ordinary people for their opinions, and when most historians regard it as unprofessional to teach American history in...
  • Poll: Majority of Republicans say Trump better president than Lincoln

    11/30/2019 8:48:06 PM PST · by cba123 · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    A majority of Republicans say President Trump is a better leader than former President Lincoln, according to this week’s Economist/YouGov weekly tracking poll.
  • 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
  • Police: Uniformed BNSF officer shoots, kills disgruntled customer

    10/09/2019 6:42:02 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 53 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 10/8/2019 | Chris Dunker
    A disgruntled customer who was escorted out of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in south Lincoln on Tuesday afternoon and then drove his pickup into the building, was shot and killed by a railroad officer, Lincoln Police said. Officers were called to the restaurant at 6810 S. 27th St. shortly after 1 p.m. on an initial report that a vehicle had driven into the business, police said at an afternoon news conference.
  • 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...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, Fri October 4, 2019 [prayer]

    10/04/2019 12:56:21 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Oct 4, 2019 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for our nation. BLESSED ARE YE, WHEN MEN SHALL REVILE YOU, AND PERSECUTE YOU, AND SHALL SAY ALL MANNER OF EVIL AGAINST YOU FALSEY, FOR MY SAKE. - Matthew...
  • 'Idiot,' 'Yahoo,' 'Original Gorilla': How Lincoln Was Dissed in His Day

    10/04/2019 11:30:12 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 2013 | Mark Bowden
    Sure, we revere Lincoln today, but in his lifetime the bile poured on him from every quarter makes today’s Internet vitriol seem dainty. His ancestry was routinely impugned, his lack of formal learning ridiculed, his appearance maligned, and his morality assailed. We take for granted, of course, the scornful outpouring from the Confederate states...But the vituperation wasn’t limited to enemies of the Union. The North was ever at his heels... Yes, his sure-footed leadership during this country’s most-difficult days was accompanied by a fair amount of praise, but also by a steady stream of abuse—in editorials, speeches, journals, and private...
  • Abraham Lincoln's Letter to Eliza Gurney

    09/06/2019 8:22:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Abraham Lincoln Online ^ | Sep 4, 1864 | Abraham Lincoln
    Executive Mansion, Washington, September 4, 1864. Eliza P. Gurney. My esteemed friend. I have not forgotten--probably never shall forget--the very impressive occasion when yourself and friends visited me on a Sabbath forenoon two years ago. Nor has your kind letter, written nearly a year later, ever been forgotten. In all, it has been your purpose to strengthen my reliance on God. I am much indebted to the good Christian people of the country for their constant prayers and consolations; and to no one of them, more than to yourself. The purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, Friday September 6, 2019 [prayer]

    09/06/2019 1:46:35 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    Sep 6, 2019 | CondoleezzaProtege
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for our nation.
  • 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...
  • What did the Confederates agree on with Lincoln? That the Founders opposed slavery of course.

    08/28/2019 7:21:47 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 122 replies
    In his 1861 "Cornerstone Speech", Vice President of the Confederacy Alexander H. Stephens said the following: But not to be tedious in enumerating the numerous changes for the better, allow me to allude to one other — though last, not least. The new constitution has put at rest, forever, all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institution — African slavery as it exists amongst us — the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution. Jefferson in his forecast, had anticipated this, as the "rock...
  • Battle of Gettysburg - Turning Point in Civil War

    07/03/2019 10:02:55 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 108 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 3, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Washington, D.C., was in a panic! 72,000 Confederate troops were just sixty miles away near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. What led up to this Battle? Two months before, at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was mistakenly shot by his own men on May 2, 1863, and died shortly thereafter. Though Confederates won the Battle of Chancellorsville, the loss of Jackson was devastating, as most historians speculate that had Jackson been at Gettysburg two month later, the South may have won. Robert E. Lee was now under a time deadline. Mounting casualties of the war were causing Lincoln's popularity to...
  • Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai top 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

    06/22/2019 8:06:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | June 21, 2019 | Stephen Edelstein
    For many buyers whose top priority is a car that won’t break down, the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study is gospel. J.D. Power just released the results of its 2019 Initial Quality Study, and the Korean trio of Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai took the top three spots. Luxury brand Genesis ranked highest, followed by sibling brands Kia and Hyundai. It’s a big win for Genesis which, as a relative newcomer to the luxury segment, needs to build credibility with buyers. The high scores achieved by Kia and Hyundai show that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to...
  • Abraham Lincoln Bible surfaces, offers clues to his religious beliefs

    06/20/2019 2:14:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    FOX news ^ | 06-20-2019 | By Caleb Parke
    On Thursday, the Bible will go on display for the first time at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The 16th president was given the Holy Book on June 16, 1864, during a rare wartime trip to Philadelphia raising money for wounded soldiers, where Lincoln donated 48 signed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation that were sold for fundraising. He was gifted the 18-pound, gilted Bible decorated with the words "faith," "hope," and "charity" by the hospital that treated wounded and ill soldiers during the Civil War. The cover of the Bible reads: “Presented to Abraham Lincoln,...