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  • Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865: history, Harper's Weekly, 1956 eyewitness

    04/14/2018 4:11:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 64 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/12/2018 | Harpygoddess
    Although he actually died at 7:30 the following morning, today is the anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) on 14 April 1865, only five days after Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Lincoln was very fond of the theater, and that evening, he and Mrs. Lincoln - likely in a celebratory mood because of the end of the Civil War - attended a performance of the comedy, Our American Cousin, by English playwright Tom Taylor at Ford's Theater on 10th Street NW in Washington. There, following the intermission, actor and Southern sympathizer John Wilkes Booth managed to gain access...
  • Anyone See Speilberg's "Lincoln" on Netflix?

    02/28/2018 8:03:26 AM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 25 replies
    Netflix | 2/28/18 | self
    Anyone see "Lincoln" on Netflix? Shockingly, it is mainly about how the Democrats tried to stop Lincoln and Republicans from passing the 13th amendment to free the slaves. Hard to believe I know because Speilberg is the biggest Democratic donor ever. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_(film)
  • Polarization Over History: Reagan, Obama Beat Lincoln and Washington in List of ‘Best Presidents’

    02/19/2018 6:50:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/19/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    Political polarization may be blotting out Americans' understanding of their own history, a new poll suggests. More Americans identified former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama as the best president in U.S. history rather than Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.When asked who was the best president in U.S. history, 16 percent of Americans selected Reagan and another 16 percent selected Obama, according to a recent YouGov survey. Lincoln took third place with 15 percent, and Washington followed with 10 percent.The grand totals miss the larger story, however. Among Republicans, 36 percent chose Reagan, while only two percent of Democrats...
  • On Presidents' Day We Should Remember That Washington and Lincoln Often Called us to Prayer

    02/19/2018 7:50:41 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On Presidents’ Day We Should Remember That Washington and Lincoln Often Called us to Prayer Msgr. Charles Pope • February 18, 2018 • We live in a secular age. Religious utterances by government officials are greeted with surprise or even indignation by some. While the primary role of civil leaders is not a religious one, insisting that never express religious sentiment is a form of extremism rooted in exaggerated conception of the idea of the separation of Church and State. In fact, “separation of Church and State” appears nowhere in the United States Constitution.On Presidents’ Day we do well...
  • Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809

    02/12/2018 3:57:10 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 628 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 02/11/2018 | Harpygoddess
    It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of the people, can be strong enough to maintain its existence in great emergencies. ~ Lincoln February 12 is the anniversary of the birth of the 16th - and arguably the greatest - president of these United States, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Born in Kentucky and raised in Illinois, Lincoln was largely self-educated and became a country lawyer in 1836, having been elected to the state legislature two years earlier. He had one term in the U.S. Congress (1847-1849) but failed (against Stephen A. Douglas)...
  • ANALYSIS: Trump had a rough 1st year. That’s where his similarity to Lincoln ends

    01/20/2018 7:13:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | January 20, 2018 | By COKIE ROBERTS
    It often looked like Abraham Lincoln wouldn’t survive his first year as president. The mere fact of his election so infuriated seven southern states that they seceded from the Union before he was sworn into office. Rumors of an assassination plot caused him to sneak ignominiously into Washington for his inauguration, disguised in a cap and cloak that for weeks became objects of derision by cartoonists. A horrible first year for one of the nation’s greatest presidents might serve as a source of inspiration for Donald Trump who’s had his own rocky start —except. Except just about everything. Lincoln constantly...
  • This Day in History: The Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2017 6:23:02 AM PST · by iowamark · 36 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | November 19, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivers his famous Gettysburg address. Did you know that no one knows exactly where he gave the speech? And no one knows precisely what he said? Several different transcripts of the speech exist, each with slightly different phrasing. lincoln-11-19-3His speech wasn’t even supposed to be the main feature that day! Instead, a two-hour oration by a former Secretary of State, Edward Everett, was supposed to be the highlight. Lincoln’s two-minute speech would go down in history. Everett’s has been mostly forgotten. Perhaps Everett saw the writing on the wall? He wrote to the...
  • VA rejects push to alter ‘sexist’ motto: ‘Lincoln’s words are Lincoln’s words’

    11/02/2017 10:14:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Veterans group claims motto ‘symbolizes the agency’s resistance to gender equity’The VA is defending its motto this week against charges that it “symbolizes​ ​the agency’s​ ​resistance​ ​to​ ​gender​ ​equity.” A portion of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address in 1865 has been deemed “sexist” as a VA motto by the nonprofit organization Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. The group wrote a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin this week demanding a change, which it says would “better support women.” The motto in question, in place since 1959, reads: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for...
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

    10/28/2017 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Baynative · 69 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 10/24/17 | Jarrett Stepman
    There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the statue was really about.”
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

    10/25/2017 8:30:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 73 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 10-24-17 | Jarrett Stepman
    There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the statue was really about.” During a 2016 Columbus Day protest conducted by Wunk Sheek, a Native American student organization, activists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus hosted a “die-in” at Bascom Hall, near a statue of President Abraham Lincoln.  According to The Daily Cardinal, a campus newspaper, the protest...
  • Colorized Lincoln Assassination Characters

    10/23/2017 5:58:25 PM PDT · by mairdie · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 October 2017 | Charlie Moore
    Killers in color: Fascinating images bring to life the team who plotted the theater assassination of Lincoln to revive the Confederate cause. The 16th President of the United States was shot dead at the theater by well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. Each conspirator was assigned a different role in the comprehensive assassination attempt of several high-profile government members. Edmund Spangler helped Booth escape but he was spared death because he didn't know about the assassination in advance. Booth was shot by Union forces after a dramatic 12-day manhunt led by David Herold. Powell had been...
  • Not Even Lincoln Is Spared the Wrath of the Statue Topplers

    10/16/2017 6:03:44 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    ©2017 Reason Foundation ^ | October 16, 2017 | Lindsay Marchello
    It began with Confederate monuments, but it was only a matter of time before the history of everyone ever commemorated in America was in dispute. Even Abraham Lincoln. The statue of the 16th president and liberator of slaves at the top of Bascom Hill is one of the most beloved sites on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Graduating students and their families wait in line for hours in the spring to have their pictures taken in Lincoln's lap. Wunk Sheek, an indigenous student group, does not share this sentiment. The group has charged that a statue of Lincoln has no...
  • Progressives Gone Wild? Abraham Lincoln Statue Vandalized in Chicago

    08/18/2017 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    All statues must go—even ones erected to the president who led the effort to abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. The president who kept this country together during one of the most turbulent time in our history. He’s our greatest president full stop. And yet, someone decided to vandalize Abraham Lincoln in Chicago (via NBC Chicago): An Abraham Lincoln was damaged and burned in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood late Wednesday, Ald. Ray Lopez said.The statue was found burned near 69th Street and Wolcott, authorities said."What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism," Lopez wrote on Facebook along with an image of the...
  • Abraham Lincoln Monument Torched In Chicago

    08/17/2017 5:49:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Douglas Ernst
    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 nation’s 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...
  • Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: ‘An absolute disgraceful act’

    08/17/2017 8:20:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    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 nation’s 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...
  • For What is the Confederacy to be Blamed?

    08/16/2017 1:08:55 PM PDT · by PeaRidge · 317 replies
    Self | 8/16/17 | Self
    "History, by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views." ---Thomas Jefferson From the time of the middle of the 19th Century, the deep Southern States’ governments and the Southern people have been depicted as being totally preoccupied with the survival of slavery, while Northern people were to become...
  • Vanity: Google Now Saying Lincoln Wasn't Republican

    08/12/2017 6:21:10 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 74 replies
    Vanity
    Abraham Lincoln 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Wikipedia Born: February 12, 1809, Hodgenville, KY Height: 6′ 4″ Assassinated: April 15, 1865, Petersen House, Washington, D.C. Party: National Union Party Children: Robert Todd Lincoln, Tad Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln
  • CNN Just Published A Fake Quote From Abraham Lincoln

    07/05/2017 2:49:09 PM PDT · by grayboots · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/5/2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    CNN tweeted out quotes from notable Americans for the Fourth of July. Here was one of the quotes they tweeted from Abraham Lincoln: "Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe"-Abraham Lincoln The quote, which is also displayed at the Newseum, was interpreted as yet another attack from the media giant against the president. The Independent ran a story about it headlined, “CNN taunts Trump on July 4 with Abraham Lincoln quote on facts: The post did not mention the President, but it was obvious who it was directed at.” Critic and playwright Terry Teachout had...
  • Lincoln’s Comeback Continental

    07/05/2017 12:19:10 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 71 replies
    american spectator ^ | Eric Peters
    Comebacks are never easy — but they are doable. Ask Cadillac. Not so very long ago, GM’s luxury car division was on the mat, the count at seven or eight. Cadillac had lost its mojo, traded it for Metamucil. Its cars weren’t even gaudy anymore. Just old. Then an ether-fed cold start. Over the course of about ten years, beginning in the late 1990s with the introduction of the Catera — the first Caddy in decades that zigged rather than shuffled — Cadillac redefined itself as the American luxury-sport brand. So, it can be done. Now Lincoln is in the...
  • Johnny Depp Compares Himself to the Actor John Wilkes Booth

    06/23/2017 11:34:56 AM PDT · by johnk · 42 replies
    http://usareportnews.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | admin
    ...In front of 1,500 people at the event, Depp decided to use their captive attention to spew hatred for our president and promote assassination. “I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go,” Depp said. Since the crowd immediately responded with cheers, the actor was encouraged to continue with his disparaging remarks, and it only got worse. “It is just a question – I’m not insinuating anything. By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible. I like that you are all a part of...