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  • Executive Order—Arrest and Imprisonment of Irresponsible Newspaper Reporters and Editors (A. Lincoln)

    01/13/2021 7:34:33 AM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    ucsb.edu ^ | 5-18-64 | A. Lincoln
    Major-General John A. Dix, Commanding at New York: Whereas there has been wickedly and traitorously printed and published this morning in the New York World and New York Journal of Commerce, newspapers printed and published in the city of New York, a false and spurious proclamation purporting to be signed by the President and to be countersigned by the Secretary of State, which publication is of a treasonable nature, designed to give aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States and to the rebels now at war against the Government and their aiders and abettors, you are therefore...
  • Statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln is removed in Boston

    12/29/2020 8:00:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 29, 2020 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE
    A statue of Abraham Lincoln with a freed slave appearing to kneel at his feet - optics that drew objections amid a national reckoning with racial injustice - has been removed from its perch in downtown Boston. Workers removed the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman’s Memorial, early Tuesday from a park just off Boston Common where it had stood since 1879. City officials had agreed in late June to take down the memorial after complaints and a bitter debate over the design. Mayor Marty Walsh acknowledged at the time that the statue made residents...
  • The New Oligarchs Will Not Tolerate Secession ... A response to “Rebecca.”

    12/17/2020 10:00:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    https://americanmind.org ^ | 12/17/2020 | Edward J. Erler
    The article, “The Separation: A Proposal for a Renewed America,” was apparently written under the pseudonym “Rebecca,” which the author indicates was taken from a series of letters written by Abraham Lincoln using the same pseudonym. The author surely knows that Lincoln was challenged to a duel by James Shields, the sitting senator from Illinois, as a result of the “Rebecca letters.” Lincoln accepted the challenge—he chose broadswords as the weapons, and actually took instructions from a military officer in preparation. Shields was an experienced Army man in his own right, considered an expert with the broadsword. But Lincoln designed...
  • San Francisco to rename Abraham Lincoln High School because former president did not demonstrate that 'black lives mattered to him'

    12/15/2020 10:52:59 AM PST · by HogsBreath · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-15-20 | Rachel Sharp
    A San Francisco district is planning to rename a school named after Abraham Lincoln because the former president did not demonstrate that 'black lives mattered to him'.
  • Brief History of Thanksgiving

    11/26/2020 9:31:36 AM PST · by Pollard · 6 replies
    Mayflower History ^ | Caleb Johnson
    The tradition of the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving is steeped in myth and legend. Few people realize that the Pilgrims did not celebrate Thanksgiving the next year, or any year thereafter, though some of their descendants later made a "Forefather's Day" that usually occurred on December 21 or 22. Several Presidents, including George Washington, made one-time Thanksgiving holidays. In 1827, Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale began lobbying several Presidents for the creation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday, but her lobbying was unsuccessful until 1863 when Abraham Lincoln finally made it a national holiday. Today, our Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of...
  • Darrell Issa: Trump on par with Lincoln, Reagan with value added to the Republican Party

    11/16/2020 4:01:31 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11.16.2020 | Morgan Phillips
    A former California congressman who’s headed back to the House next year, compared President Trump’s additions to the Republican Party to those of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. “I believe that Donald Trump has added to the Republican Party just as Lincoln did and Reagan did and Goldwater did,” Darrell Issa said on "Fox News Saturday." “These are lasting people still mark each of those historical figures in a very special way. And so I think when you take the party of Reagan, and then you add Lincoln, then you add Trump you get our party.” The California Republican is...
  • Trump has more in common with Lincoln than you might think

    10/31/2020 6:47:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/20 | JOHN CRIBB
    This summer’s Republican National Convention was full of references to Abraham Lincoln, which is no surprise, given that Donald Trump likes to compare himself to the 16th president. It’s a comparison that aggravates Trump’s critics, who don’t like to see the man they consider the nation’s worst chief executive linked with the man widely regarded as the best. This may make those critics’ heads explode, but there are some fascinating parallels between the two presidents, as well as some contrasts. For starters, they share the same political party. Lincoln was the first Republican president. Trump is the 19th. Both men...
  • Sean Lennon can’t ‘imagine’ why Portland protesters toppled Lincoln statue

    10/14/2020 8:48:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 14, 2020 | 11:15pm | Tamar Lapin
    Sean Lennon just can’t imagine why protesters would try to take Abraham Lincoln down. The son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono got on Twitter Monday to ask his 307,000 followers: “Can someone explain why it appears a Lincoln statue was toppled in Portland? Asking for a friend.” The 45-year-old musician was responding to Sunday night’s protests in the Oregon city — billed as an “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage” — over the Christopher Columbus holiday, in which a crowd toppled statues of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Lennon then appeared to mock the protesters by sarcastically suggesting that...
  • Trump blasts Antifa after Portland rioters topple Lincoln, Roosevelt statues

    10/12/2020 11:01:19 AM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/12/2020 | Mark Moore
    President Trump called on federal law enforcement to target the “Radical Left” and Antifa after rioters in Portland on Sunday evening toppled statues of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt during “day of rage” protests over the Christopher Columbus holiday. “The FBI and Law Enforcement must focus their energy on ANTIFA and the Radical Left, those who have spent the summer trying to burn down poorly run Democrat Cities throughout the USA!,” the president wrote in a string of tweets Monday after the “indigenous peoples day of rage,” organized by a faction of Antifa. “Taking advantage of fools. Law &...
  • Portland protesters topple statues of Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln in ‘Day of Rage’; police declare riot

    10/12/2020 12:16:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 10/11 | Shane Dixon Kavanagh
    A group of protesters toppled statues of former presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln in Portland’s South Park Block late Sunday before moving into other areas of downtown, smashing windows and engaging in other acts of destruction. Police declared the event a riot and ordered people in the area to disperse but did not directly intervene until nearly an hour after the first statue fell. The crowd scattered when police cruisers flooded the area, and officers appeared to make several arrests. Protest organizers had promoted the event on social media as an “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage.” Monday is the...
  • 60 Minutes goes inside the Lincoln Project

    10/11/2020 4:04:00 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 73 replies
    CBSNews ^ | 10/9/2020
    60 Minutes goes inside the Lincoln Project CBSNews 2 days ago CBS News logo 60 Minutes goes inside the Lincoln Project A group of longtime Republican political operatives trying to unseat the president say they are willing to forgo a future in Republican politics to oust a leader they believe has driven the party of Lincoln into the ground. Lesley Stahl reports on the anti-Trump Super PAC the "Lincoln Project," whose lifelong Republican founders include former John McCain strategists Steve Schmidt and John Weaver, on the next edition of 60 Minutes, Sunday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7...
  • Kamala Harris’ facial expressions during vice presidential debate go viral

    10/08/2020 3:12:24 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 95 replies
    New York Post via Youtibe ^ | 10/8/2020 | Staff
    Sen. Kamala Harris let her face — eye rolls, smirking, scoffs and all — do all the talking during the vice presidential debate Wednesday night, but some experts believe it could cost her with voters. Pollster Frank Luntz said Vice President Mike Pence was the clear winner of the 90-minute debate, which the Democratic vice presidential nominee forgot to bring her poker face to. “You can’t give Mike credit for winning the debate. You have to give Kamala responsibility for losing it,” Luntz said Thursday on CNBC. “Because of the tone, because of the demeanor … the smirking and the...
  • Liz Cheney retweets Michael Beschloss showing “Lincoln honor(ing) fallen soldiers” at Gettysburg. Another Liz Cheney hit on Trump?

    09/08/2020 8:42:08 PM PDT · by rintintin · 37 replies
    Michael Beschloss retweeted by Liz Cheney ^ | Sep 3 2020 | Michael Beschloss retweeted by Liz Cheney
    Liz Cheney Retweeted Michael Beschloss @BeschlossDC President Lincoln honors fallen soldiers at Gettysburg, 1863: https://mobile.twitter.com/BeschlossDC/status/1301649385634308096
  • The War on America

    09/02/2020 2:39:18 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 5 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 09/02/20 | Kevin Portteus
    In what has since become known as his first “major” speech, Abraham Lincoln famously warned the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois in 1838 about the dangers of “mob rule.” As reprehensible as are the immediate consequences of mob rule, however, Lincoln’s larger strategy in the speech is to use our revulsion at the actions of the mob to draw our attention to the long-term dangers of what he calls “the mobocratic spirit.” These dangers move in two directions. In the first place, “the lawless in spirit, are encouraged to become lawless in practice; and having been used to no...
  • 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.
  • Fauci tells Matthew McConaughey he backs 'universal wearing of masks'

    08/14/2020 3:37:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, on Thursday told actor Matthew McConaughey in an Instagram interview that he thinks the U.S. "should have universal wearing of masks," echoing the call from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for a nationwide mask mandate.
  • 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.
  • Race Politics: LBJ's BIG SWITCH from INTIMIDATION to ENTITLEMENT to control minority voters

    08/02/2020 3:42:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 28, 2020 | Bill Federer
    In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were "so far inferior ... that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit." Abraham Lincoln rejected this. He did not believe in "stare decisis" - that he had to honor the precedent of the Dred Scott decision, stating June 28, 1857: "We think the Dred Scott decision is...
  • Blue State Blues: Trump, Lincoln, and the Election of 1864

    07/11/2020 12:33:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Nervous supporters of President Donald Trump have been reminding themselves that the presidential election looked as tough at this point of the 2016 as it does today. An even better parallel might be the election of 1864, when President Abraham Lincoln looked almost certain to lose his reelection bid to presumptive Democratic challenger George McClellan, whom he had recently fired as general-in-chief of Union forces. The fate of the country hung in the balance.
  • Anti-Slavery Party formed (Republican Party, which also stood for natural one man-one woman marriage)

    07/07/2020 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 7, 2020 | Bill Federer
    Calls to ban statues, flags and images of groups that were involved in slavery would have to include the Democrat Party's Donkey and Islam's Crescent, as both of these institutions were involved in the enslavement of Africans. Beginning in colonial times, approximately 350,000 African slaves were brought to America. This number grew to nearly 4 million slaves prior to the Civil War. Slaves were purchased at sharia Muslim slave markets. Sharia Islam defended the right to own slaves, as its founder, Mohammed, owned slaves. Beginning in 622 AD, the next 1,400 years saw an estimated 180 million Africans enslaved in...