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April 13, 2014 2 comments

By Al Benson Jr.

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…..The Communist website http://www.worker-communist.org carries quite a bit of commentary on the War of Northern Aggression. This site claims that the War brought the communists in America and those in Europe “back into regular contact.”

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Actually, that contact had never been severed.

 

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(Judge Napolitano) ~ Are libertarians wrong in criticizing Abraham Lincoln? Nope | Economic Collapse News

April 2, 2014 1 comment

As many libertarians may know, Fox News contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

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Napolitano has asserted what many libertarians and other historians have argued for decades: the 16th president didn’t care about slaves, he was a tyrant and he should not be deified.

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Abraham Lincoln’s Execution .: Knowledge Base « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL | CLINGERS BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

March 20, 2014 2 comments

Unless historians or other scholars can refute what Professor John Chandler Griffin has revealed Abraham Lincoln, Republican candidate for the …in Abraham Lincoln’s Execution, the history not only of the administration of the 16th President of the U.S. and his death at the hands of John Wilkes Booth will have to be rewritten, but also that of the American Civil War.

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History News Network | Manisha Sinha: Judge Andrew Napolitano is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong about Lincoln and the Civil War [VIDEO]

March 17, 2014 1 comment

by David Austin Walsh

David Austin Walsh is the editor of the History News Network. Follow him on Twitter @davidastinwalsh.

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Andrew Napolitano, the former TV judge-turned-Fox News analyst, made waves last month when he declared on Fox News that “ I am a contrarian on Abraham Lincoln, and I bemoan the fact that he’s been mythologized. …

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March 14, 2014 2 comments
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Lincoln and Obama: Two Tyrants

February 23, 2014 1 comment

Lincoln and Obama: Two Tyrants

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Few people understand how lawless Abraham Lincoln was in propagating our country’s biggest nightmare—the Civil War.

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And not enough people sense the parallel of Obama’s emerging lawlessness.

Lincoln achieved his political aims by bullying—rather than effective, innovative solutions and negotiations. Here are some facts:

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“The Regime Celebrates Its Birthday Tom DiLorenzo on official untruths about Lincoln.” ~ ARTICLES: @ LewRockwell.com…

February 12, 2014 1 comment
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Tom DiLorenzo on official untruths about Lincoln.

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“Was Hitler Inspired by Lincoln’s Army? Tom DiLorenzo on the Indian holocaust.” ~ ARTICLES: LewRockwell.com…

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Was Hitler Inspired by Lincoln’s Army?

 

Tom DiLorenzo on the Indian holocaust.

 

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Charleston Voice: The Rising Seed: Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists

January 9, 2014 2 comments

Marxism in the Civil War

By: Jonathan Harris

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Before reading the book \”Red Republican\’s and Lincoln\’s Marxists\” I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. Despite my predisposition to be wary of any fiber of genuine Christian morality flowing within the veins of Lincoln not to mention the founders of the GOP, I did not think it likely that any of them would be sympathetic towards the precepts of communism.

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English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After all, communism is a monster of the 20th century isn\’t it? Wilson, FDR, Johnson, and Carter may have been affected, but Lincoln?

 

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Doug Tjaden — Beware the “New Lincoln” – The Future Under Obama

December 7, 2013 26 comments

Throughout his political career, Barack Obama has intentionally modeled himself after President Abraham Lincoln.

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English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

He uses a similar style of rhetoric, and has gone so far as to adopt some of Lincoln’s travel patterns in order to create a symbolic link to him. Obama and his handlers want the public to connect him with America’s “greatest” President.

 

 

 

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I Believe ‘CIA Will Assassinate Obama’: Dr. James David Manning (Video) | U. S. Politics

November 20, 2013 3 comments

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Dr. James David Manning explains as Lincoln and JFK were assassinated, so too will Obama be, by the CIA and in the video below he explains why he believes this. Manning makes it clear it is his belief that this will happen because Obama’s “purpose was fraudulent from the beginning.”

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I Believe ‘CIA Will Assassinate Obama’: Dr. James David Manning (Video) | U. S. Politics

November 20, 2013 1 comment

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Dr. James David Manning explains as Lincoln and JFK were assassinated, so too will Obama be, by the CIA and in the video below he explains why he believes this.

Manning makes it clear it is his belief that this will happen because Obama’s “purpose was fraudulent from the beginning.”

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Activist Post: Obama Compares Himself to Lincoln, but Snubs 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

November 16, 2013 1 comment

Obama Compares Himself to Lincoln, but Snubs 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

 

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For some reason, President Barack Obama has been compared to President Lincoln over and over…and over. You’ve seen reporters compare President Obama to Lincoln too many times. NBC News correspondent Kevin Tibbles even said it was not a coincidence that the release of the Steven Spielberg movie Lincoln came the same week Barack Obama was re-elected (although Breitbart’s Warner Todd Huston responded with,

 

“But to compare Lincoln’s turbulent times to Obama’s is the most idiotic, partisan blather that can be imagined.”)

 

 

 

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Chuck Baldwin — Dates That Destroyed America

October 9, 2013 2 comments

By Chuck Baldwin

 

October 10, 2013

 

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Well, Obamacare is now in effect. The decision by Congress to pass Obamacare into law back in 2010 ranks among the most draconian, most egregious, most horrific actions ever taken by the central government in Washington, D.C.

 

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This bill rocks the principles of liberty and constitutional government to the core. It changes fundamental foundations; it repudiates historic values. The same flag may fly on our flagpoles, the same monuments may grace our landscape, and the same National Anthem may be sung during our public ceremonies, but it is not the same America.

 

For all intents and purposes, our nation now more resembles the socialist countries of the old communist East Bloc than it does the constitutional republic of the old land of the free.

 

 

 

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Obama, Lincoln and the U.S. Will history repeat itself?

October 7, 2013 1 comment
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By Doug Hagmann Monday, October 7, 2013

 

Since arriving on the national stage, many educated people have compared Barack Hussein Obama to Abraham Lincoln in glowing terms. Obama himself has an interesting, if not peculiar, love affair with the nation’s 16th president. From quoting Lincoln to emulating his historic activities, such as his 2007 speech on the steps of the Springfield Capitol and his 2009 train ride to history, Obama seems to have embraced and even assumed the persona of Lincoln.

 

 

 

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Government of the People, by the People, for the People? –… “In a masterpiece of political propaganda, the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln penned one of the most famous slogans in American history: “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Lincoln was referring to the U.S. government, but U.S. government has never”

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The People are not running the ship of State.

 

In a masterpiece of political propaganda, the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln penned one of the most famous slogans in American history: “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

 

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Lincoln was referring to the U.S. government, but U.S. government has never fit such a description. A government of that description with its seat in Washington could not have perished from the earth in 1863 because no such government existed in the first place. What existed was a State, one that Lincoln wanted to be large, permanent and growing.

 

 

 

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When America Went Crazy….. by Eric Peters | Dick.Gaines.American! ~ Gunny G’s… Since 1997

July 7, 2013 1 comment

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America lost its mind 146 years ago and hasn’t been the same since. Or rather, it’s been a different country ever since.

A psychotic, self-referential, duplicitous country – largely ignorant of its own history and convinced of its messianic role in word affairs. A country not merely content to live – and let live. But one determined to to force others – everyone – to live its way.

At bayonet point, if need be,

It all goes back to the events of 1861-1865. The struggle for Southern independence, which the modern histories dishonestly – not merely mistakenly – call the “Civil War.”

Which it was not.

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Copperhead: Words That Got a U.S. Congressman Deported… “Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham D-Ohio was the original American “whistleblower.” Serving as a member of Congress from Dayton, Ohio during the War to Prevent Southern Independence, his criticisms of the Lincoln regime earned him the reputation as the leader of the Democratic opposition. The Republican Party smeared him and all…” by Thomas DiLorenzo

June 17, 2013 1 comment

Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham D-Ohio was the original American “whistleblower.

 

” Serving as a member of Congress from Dayton, Ohio during the War to Prevent Southern Independence, his criticisms of the Lincoln regime earned him the reputation as the leader of the Democratic opposition.

 

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The Republican Party smeared him and all other opponents as a “copperhead” a.k.a. snake in the grass. On May 5, 1863, sixty-seven heavily-armed soldiers broke into his home in the middle of the night and dragged him off to a military prison. This was done without any due process, as Lincoln had long ago illegally suspended the writ of Habeas Corpus.

 

He was said to be guilty of “discouraging enlistments” in the army with his criticisms of the Lincoln regime. A military order issued in the state of Ohio declared all such speech to be illegal, and military officers were to have dictatorial powers in deciding what kind of speech would be permitted there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of this was of course done at the direction of Abraham Lincoln.Lincoln apparently wanted Northerners to believe that all such critics were spies and traitors, so Congressman Vallandigham was deported to the state of Tennessee and placed in the hands of a Confederate Army commander.

 

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The Real Lincoln in His Own Words by Thomas DiLorenzo… ” “Lincoln was not America’s Messiah. He was America’s Lenin, complete with a party dictatorship, centralized economy, and total war.” These are undeniable historical facts. “

June 5, 2013 145 comments
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ALTHOUGH HE NEVER BECAME A CHRISTIAN, LINCOLN CLAIMED TO KNOW WHAT WAS IN THE MIND OF GOD AND BLAMED THE WAR ON HIM, ABSOLVING HIMSELF OF ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT, IN ORDER TO BAMBOOZLE THE RELIGIOUS POPULATION OF THE NORTH”

[I]t is peculiarly fit for us to recognize the hand of God in this terrible visitation [i.e. the war].” CW, Vol. IV, p. 482.

“You all may recollect that in taking up the sword thus forced into my hands this Government . . . placed its whole dependence upon the favor of God.” CW, Vol. V., p. 212.

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“God wills this contest [the war].” CW, Vol. V, p. 404.”If I had my way, this war would never have been commenced . . . but . . . we must believe that He permits it for some wise purpose of his own, mysterious and unknown to us . . .” CW, Vol. V, p. 478.”

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Abraham Lincoln’s Execution .: Knowledge Base… “Unless historians or other scholars can refute what Professor John Chandler Griffin has revealed in Abraham Lincoln’s Execution, the history not only of the administration of the 16th President of the U.S. and his death at the hands of John Wilkes Booth will have to be rewritten, but also that of the American Civil War….The original plan of Confederate Secret Service member Booth and his co-conspirators was not to kill Lincoln, but rather to abduct him, transport him to…….”

June 4, 2013 1 comment

Unless historians or other scholars can refute what Professor John Chandler Griffin has revealed in Abraham Lincoln’s Execution, the history not only of the administration of the 16th President of the U.S. and his death at the hands of John Wilkes Booth will have to be rewritten, but also that of the American Civil War.

 

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Griffin, professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, has revisited what happened in the 1860’s for two basic purposes: first, to demonstrate that members of Lincoln’s cabinet were implicated with the Confederate Secret Service in the murder of Lincoln (which is why Griffin calls it an execution in lieu of an assassination); and, second, to demolish the standard mythology re the character of Lincoln and his motives in instigating the military action that metastasized into all-out civil war.

 

 

 

 

 

Rather than “The Great Emancipator,” Lincoln appears in Griffin’s book as “The Great Dictator.” Blocking the South’s secession in order to establish and maintain a centralized government, Griffin writes, was the true motive behind Lincoln’s instigation of civil war, and not the elimination of slavery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In fact, Griffin documents, Lincoln repeatedly expressed his view of whites as superior to blacks, opposed equal rights for them, wrote to Illinois legislators that “eliminating every black person from American soil would be a glorious consummation,” appropriated taxpayer money to fund his plan to export freed slaves to a variety of countries; and, despite his famous Emancipation Proclamation, engaged in manipulations so that only slaves in the south would be freed and not those in the north. Lincoln’s prejudices also showed up, Griffin points out, in Lincoln’s support of the war on American Indians unwilling to move to reservations, resulting in their systematic extermination.

 

At the root of the South’s rebellion was the North’s bleeding the southern economy through exorbitant tariffs on goods that had to be purchased from northern industries. Because many influential northerners were adamantly opposed to military action to stop the rebellion, Lincoln waited until Congress was not in session to use the outbreak of hostilities at Fort Sumter to initiate an all-out war, according to Griffin. Lincoln then proceeded to declare martial law, suspended the writ of habeas corpus, ordered the imprisonment without trial of thousands of northern citizens opposed to war, ordered the jailing of newspaper editors and publishers opposing his actions and then had their operations shut down and their buildings burned, and initiated a host of other illegal and unconstitutional acts.

 

Once war was in full swing, Lincoln enabled well-to-do families to keep their sons out of the conflict by paying $300 per youngster to the government in return for exemption from service. So it was that the Union army’s enlisted ranks consisted mostly of poor whites and blacks willing to fight.

 

Support for Lincoln from hardline Republicans collapsed, Griffin explains, when it became clear that Lincoln opposed their vision of Union military victory resulting in a centralized government’s using its power to confiscate southerners’ property and enrich northern mercantilists by reducing southerners to vassals of their conquerors. Instead, looking toward a future election with southern as well as northern support, Lincoln laid out a plan for reconstruction of the South with fully restored voting rights. At that point, in the scenario Griffin presents, plans were formulated – especially by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and Vice President Andrew Johnson – to get rid of Lincoln.

 

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The Daily Bell – Thomas DiLorenzo: More on the Myth of Lincoln, Secession and the ‘Civil War’… “The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Thomas DiLorenzo.”

June 2, 2013 7 comments

Thomas DiLorenzo: More on the Myth of Lincoln, Secession and the ‘Civil War’

 

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Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo

 

 

The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Thomas DiLorenzo.

 

Introduction: Thomas DiLorenzo is an American economics professor at Loyola University Maryland. He is also a senior faculty member of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and an affiliated scholar of the League of the South Institute, the research arm of the League of the South, and the Abbeville Institute.

 

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He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Virginia Tech. DiLorenzo has authored at least ten books, including The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War (2003), Hamilton’s Curse: How Jefferson’s Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution and What It Means for Americans Today (2009), How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, From the Pilgrims to the Present (2005), Lincoln Unmasked: What You’re Not Supposed To Know about Dishonest Abe (2007) and most recently, Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government (2012). Thomas DiLorenzo is a frequent columnist for LewRockwell.com, lectures widely and is a frequent speaker at Mises Institute events.

 

 

 

Daily Bell: Remind our readers about one of your central intellectual passions, which is confronting academic “Lincoln revisionism.” Who was Lincoln really and why have you spent so much of your career trying to return Lincoln’s academic profile to reality?

 

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Articles: Lincoln Immortal?….. “Most students do not know that a score of years is twenty and, therefore, that Lincoln in 1863 references the year 1776 and the Declaration of Independence. And instead…”

April 28, 2013 2 comments

…..The typical college student does not know Lincoln. The phrase “Four score and seven years ago” from the Gettysburg Address is that one fine morsel that begets familiarity, but without meaning or significance.

 

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Most students do not know that a score of years is twenty and, therefore, that Lincoln in 1863 references the year 1776 and the Declaration of Independence.

 

And instead of simply saying, for instance, “Eighty-seven years ago,” Lincoln deliberately chooses to use the Biblical language of Psalm 90, demonstrating that the time since the founding exceeds the allotted lifetime of man. As time separated those of Lincoln’s generation from the founders, so too has time separated our own generation from Lincoln. But now the gulf is much greater.

 

 

 

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150 years later, Virginia treats Lincoln like a hero (Hooray for Hollywood)

April 12, 2013 1 comment

150 years later, Virginia treats Lincoln like a hero (Hooray for Hollywood)

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As the capital of the Confederate States of America, Richmond, Va. could hardly be described as a supporter of Abraham Lincoln; its grand Monument Avenue is chock-full of oversized statues of heroes of the Confederacy, including Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Jeb Stuart. But now, nearly 150 years after the Civil War ended, Lincoln – or at least the movie version of him – is Richmond’s new hero…

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Chicago School ‘Market Socialism’ by Thomas DiLorenzo

April 11, 2013 2 comments

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by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

 

Recently by Thomas DiLorenzo: Allen Guelzo Misinforms the World Socialist Movement About Lincoln

 

In the April 8 issue of the Wall Street Journal George Schultz and Gary Becker advocated a massive new carbon tax. Their arguments are based on very poor economic reasoning and an extremely naïve view of politics and politicians.

 

Schultz and Becker argue for a “revenue-neutral” tax on all forms of energy that burn carbon. “Revenue neutrality” is Washington-speak for the notion that a change in tax policy should neither increase nor decrease total tax revenue collected by government. It is a pure fantasy, in other words. No central planners in world history have ever been so brilliant and so omniscient as to be able to restructure a major portion of the tax system in a country of more than 300 million people in a way that produces exactly the same revenue next year as this year. In reality, “revenue neutrality” is always just a smokescreen for “tax increase.” Politicians will always “err” on the side of raising taxes despite all their diversionary lingo.

 

 

 

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MORE lincoln MYTHS: Allen Guelzo Misinforms the World Socialist Movement About Lincoln by Thomas DiLorenzo

April 8, 2013 1 comment

A philosophy professor named Allen Guelzo discovered in 1995 that one way out of academic obscurity (where most philosophy professors reside) is to become a “Lincoln scholar.”

 

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He began writing books that tell the same old, same old, line about Lincoln: he died on Good Friday; he supposedly died for the sins of America just as Jesus died for the sins of the world; etc., etc. His first book of this time is entitled Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President. Seeking redemption for your sins? Then become a Lincoln worshipper, says Allen Guelzo.

 

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Guelzo now teaches at Gettysburg College. He was recently interviewed by the World Socialist Web Site which describes itself as an arm of the “International Committee of the Fourth International” and “the leadership of the world socialist movement” that is “guided by a Marxist world outlook.”

 

 

 

 

 

The interview is entirely friendly with every question a “softball pitch.” One striking feature of the interview is how Guelzo’s comments on Lincoln and economics are exactly the opposite of historical reality.

 

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Jon Christian Ryter’s Conservative World… (“Do I finally have your attention? If I do, promise yourself—and your family—that you are going to do more than say, “Wow!” Pass this along to everyone on your email list.”)

April 5, 2013 4 comments

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Since the days when Franklin D. Roosevelt loomed larger than life in social progressive America, Roosevelt, like Abraham Lincoln who did the same thing from March 4, 1861 until April 15, 1865, FDR became a dictator from March 6, 1933 until his death on April 12, 1945. Neither man had any intention of surrendering the presidency. Only death wrested power from the gnarly grip. A third such man resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Oddly, the black man in the Oval Office today more closely resembles Lincoln—a man whose rabid disdain for the slave population in America was erased by social progressive historians, just as Obama‘s rabid disdain for the White race is concealed by the liberal media who refuse to mention Obama’s contemptuous renunciation of the white blood that courses through his own veins.

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GUNNY G: SUCH A DEAL !!!!!! IF ONLY TODAY…..

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Napoleon, the Pope, and the CSA (Part II)

 

 

 

Europe’s Plan to Save the South

 

Sesquicentennial Series

 

 

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Not to be confused with Napoleon Bonaparte, his uncle, Louis Napoleon or His Imperial Majesty Emperor Napoleon III lived from 1808-1873 and reigned in France from 1848 until 1870. He was married to Eugenie de Montijo, known as Empress Consort Eugenie (1826-1920). Napoleon III reigned in France during a perilous time of intrigue, scheming politics, and shifting alliances, as the forces of unification and centralization stalked most regions of Europe. He was destined to cast a large shadow over events during the American Civil War or War Between the States (WBTS).

 

Empress Consort Eugenie

 

  By 1861, Napoleon III was drawn into a conflict in the New World by the long-standing turmoil in Mexico, which resulted in a default on loan payments that broke the Treaty of Soledad by the liberal Mexican government on debt owed to France, Spain, and England. To redress the situation, in late 1861, France led an expeditionary force into Mexico along with troops from England, Spain, and Austria. Within a short time, however, most of the other European forces went home, and France was left to move alone against the Mexican Army, supported by its sometime President Benito Juarez. The political and social situation in Mexico at the time was fractured, and Juarez represented the most prominent faction within a number of relatively small political groups. The northern states of Mexico, led by Santiago Vidaurri, were independent of the central government and soon allied themselves with the newly formed Confederate States of America (CSA). Meanwhile, various other groups, the Catholic Church, businessmen, and industrialists, mostly opposed Juarez.
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The Lincoln Curse: (Obama Edition) by Thomas DiLorenzo | AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

March 19, 2013 271 comments

In an essay entitled “Lincoln, the Declaration, and Secular Puritanism: A Rhetoric for Continuing Revolution,” the late literary scholar Mel Bradford explained the ideological genesis of American military and foreign policy that has prevailed since 1863.

 

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English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Lincoln’s “erroneous understanding of the Declaration of Independence” as espoused in The Gettysburg Address, wrote Bradford, established “a rhetoric for continuing revolution” and “set us forever to ‘trampling out the grapes of wrath.’”

 

What Bradford meant by this is the way in which Lincoln quoted the “all men are created equal” line from the Declaration and reinterpreted it to mean that it was somehow the duty of Americans to stamp out all sin in the world, wherever it may be found, so that ALL MEN everywhere could share in equal freedom.

 

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Two More Good Books on Lincoln’s War by Clyde Wilson

March 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Recently by Clyde Wilson: Why Save the Republican Party?

 

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Not too long ago, historians were required to carry out extensive primary research and pay at least a token attention to objectivity and balance. Now one becomes celebrated as a worthy historian by cherry-picking out of the record whatever enhances the current PC view of human experience. That means that the best history is now being written outside the academy and will continue to be so.

 

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Atlanta, Georgia shortly after the end of the American Civil War showing the city’s railroad roundhouse in ruins. Albumen print. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Witness two good recent works by “amateurs” on the great conflict of 1861-1865, its causes and consequences. No period of American history is more pervasively under the reign of PC, but these authors have penetrated the veil to reveal some of the real story.

 

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Didn’t 9/11 Change Everything? Tom DiLorenzo speaks on why the answer is Nope.

March 13, 2013 Leave a comment

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Didn’t 9/11 Change Everything?

 

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HE’S BACK !!!!! !!!!! ~ (Obama’s Lincoln Thing » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names)

March 5, 2013 Leave a comment

by KIRKPATRICK SALE

Let’s just hold it a bit on this Lincoln thing. If Barack Obama wants to lead the nation as Lincoln did, we’re in for a lot of trouble.

The man whose Bible he took the oath on, whose memory he regularly invokes, presided over the creation of what can only be called a nascent fascist government led by a party of industrial capitalism that ran roughshod over constitution and custom, encouraged a form of bloody warfare that defied all civilized practice to date, and was the cause of untold misery, violence, and destruction for the next half-century or more.

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President Barack Obama in front of a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He was the ultimate creator of an empire that, thanks to military might in service to corporate interests, spread across the American continent, not just north to south but eventually coast to coast, and would ultimately go on to impose itself worldwide.

We have now come to the culmination of that empire, whether they know it or not, and the meltdown of the global economy is only the first signal of its collapse. Peak oil, extreme climate, unwinnable wars, social unrest, environmental decay, and the multiple whiplashes of a failed capitalist system will hasten its demise.

We’ve got two choices. One is the Lincolnesque way that Obama seems to promise: government subsidies for the larger corporations and banks (as Lincoln pushed in his day, especially for the railroads), refurbishing of the infrastructure (ditto), nationalization of the financial system and reckless printing of currency, increased centralization of the government and its hold on the economy, continuation and expansion of warfare and the war machine (all ditto).

That is a continuation of the past, and it is amazing that the nation largely does not recognize it as a recipe for continued collapse. It is in fact not sustainable, nor is the environment in which it is floundering.

The other way is to rejigger, to dismantle, the entire system.

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Lincoln’s Inversion of the American Union – Donald W. Livingston – Mises Daily

March 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Part 5 of “The Secession Tradition in America,” a paper presented at the 1995 Mises Institute conference, “Secession, State, and Economy.” Click here for Part 4, “Peaceful Disunion in Europe.”

 

The moral grandeur of Lincoln is rooted in the myth that he made a war on the South to abolish slavery. This is, at most, a Platonic noble lie designed to legitimate the Unionist regime. Lincoln thought that slavery was immoral, but so did Robert E. Lee.

 

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And Lee, at his own expense, freed the slaves he had inherited, through marriage, from the family of George Washington. Only around fifteen percent of southerners even owned slaves, and the great majority of these had holdings of one to six. Jefferson Davis was an enlightened slave holder who said that once the Confederacy gained its independence, it would mean the end of slavery. The Confederate Cabinet agreed to abolish slavery within five years after the cessation of hostilities in exchange for recognition by Britain and France. Southerners were not fighting to preserve slavery, but simply and solely because they were being invaded. And the North certainly did not invade to abolish slavery.

 

 

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Exposing Washington’s TREACHERY while Making the Case for the Restoration of the Confederate Republic that was Never Surrendered- VIDEO!… The VIDEO herein is a shocking reveal of why the Civil War came about and the Real Reasons for IT; What was Created resulting from it;

February 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Exposing Washington’s TREACHERY while Making the Case for the Restoration of the Confederate Republic that was Never Surrendered- VIDEO!

 

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Dear Patriots- bcc herein w/permission to forward (Reaching 2-thousand thru YOU & Thanks to YOU)

 

 

The VIDEO herein is a shocking reveal of why the Civil War came about and the Real Reasons for IT;

What was Created resulting from it;

How Lincoln and Company & those who followed ‘afterwards’ profited because of it (Politically & Economically),

and Its Relationship to the Present & that which now Exists in Washington disguising Itself as a ‘Representative’ body;

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The Distortion & Miss-Understanding, as acknowledged by the Black Community herein, with respect to the Nefarious Emancipation Proclamation and how it became

Washington’s ‘Cause-Celeb’ for their 150 Year Lie;

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*** It Wasn’t The War But The Peace That Got Lincoln Assassinated …***

February 22, 2013 38 comments

***It Wasn’t The War But The Peace That Got Lincoln Assassinated***

Stardate: 1302.22

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 1:30:42 PM by The Wizard

Poor Bill……Two books about assassinations, and both wrong….

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Lincoln’s primary conspirator was Sec. of War Stanton, because Lincoln wanted a merciful peace and Stanton wanted to make the South “Pay”…..

And Alan Dulles was the primary conspirator in the JFK killing for an assortment of reasons, not the least of which was the Bay Of Pigs…..and the Cuban Missile Crisis, (which to this day no one has reported what really happened*)

I cannot tell you how disappointed I was with the reappearance of the Oswald did it nonsense, and failing to expose the Sec. Of War’s key role in Lincoln’s killing….

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Traitors to the American Revolution… by Thomas DiLorenzo

February 20, 2013 3 comments

EXCERPT!!!!!

 

…..It would require a brutal, uncompromising dictator to overthrow the federal system and adopt a British-style consolidated, mercantilist empire. As Taylor wrote (p. 237): “It seems to be nature’s law, that every species of concentrated sovereignty over extensive territories, whether monarchical, aristocratical, democratical, or mixed, must be despotick.

 

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In no case has a concentrated power over great territories been sustained, except by mercenary armies; and whenever power is thus sustained, despotism is the consequence.” Furthermore, “the ignorance and partiality of a concentrated form of government, can only be enforced by armies; and the peculiar ability of the states to resist, promises that resistance would be violent; so that a national government must be either precarious or despotick” (p. 238).

 

Yates’s notes quote James Madison as warning at the constitutional convention that “the great danger to our federal government, is the great northern and southern interests of the continent being opposed to each other” (Taylor, p. 248). Taylor quotes Madison to predict the War for Southern Independence, which would occur almost four decades later.

 

 

 

If northern, southern, or western interests are in sharp conflict, he wrote, and “if either can acquire local advantages from a national supremacy, it will aggravate the geographical danger apprehended by a Mr. Madison, a perpetual warfare of intrigues will ensue, and a dissolution of the union will result” (p. 249).

 

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Abraham Lincoln (“Want To Understand Lincoln? Read Tom DiLorenzo”) ~ by Walter E. Williams

February 20, 2013 2 comments

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven’t seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many.

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My colleague Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor at Loyola University Maryland, exposed some of the Lincoln myth in his 2006 book, Lincoln Unmasked. Now comes Joseph Fallon, cultural intelligence analyst and former U.S. Army Intelligence Center instructor, with his new e-book, Lincoln Uncensored. Fallon’s book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and speeches of Lincoln’s, which include passages on slavery, secession, equality of blacks and emancipation. We don’t have to rely upon anyone’s interpretation. Just read his words to see what you make of them.

In an 1858 letter, Lincoln said, “I have declared a thousand times, and now repeat that, in my opinion neither the General Government, nor any other power outside of the slave states, can constitutionally or rightfully interfere with slaves or slavery where it already exists.” In a Springfield, Ill., speech, he explained, “My declarations upon this subject of negro slavery may be misrepresented, but can not be misunderstood.

I have said that I do not understand the Declaration (of Independence) to mean that all men were created equal in all respects.” Debating with Sen. Stephen Douglas, Lincoln said, “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of … making voters or jurors of Negroes nor of qualifying them to hold office nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races, which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.”

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Lincoln and the Copperheads… « AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

February 6, 2013 1 comment

In January 1863, Abraham Lincoln made a remarkable confession. He was, he told a senator, more worried about “the fire in the rear” than he was about the Confederates to his front…

 

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Disgusted Republicans termed them “Copperheads,” after the poisonous snake…

 

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By January 1863, their assaults on Lincoln, combined with the poor performance of the armies, were taking a toll on civilian morale. Midwesterners spoke openly about seceding and establishing another new country or aligning with the Confederate States of America.

 

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When America Went Crazy by Eric Peters « AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

February 4, 2013 234 comments

America lost its mind 146 years ago and hasn’t been the same since. Or rather, it’s been a different country ever since.

 

A psychotic, self-referential, duplicitous country – largely ignorant of its own history and convinced of its messianic role in word affairs. A country not merely content to live – and let live. But one determined to to force others – everyone – to live its way.

 

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At bayonet point, if need be,

 

It all goes back to the events of 1861-1865. The struggle for Southern independence, which the modern histories dishonestly – not merely mistakenly – call the “Civil War.”

 

Which it was not.

 

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Lincoln and the Copperheads…

February 2, 2013 4 comments

Lincoln and the Copperheads

NY Times Disunion ^ | January 28, 2013 | JENNIFER L. WEBER

Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2013 8:07:52 AM by iowamark

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Michael O’Laughlen after his arrest for conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In January 1863, Abraham Lincoln made a remarkable confession. He was, he told a senator, more worried about “the fire in the rear” than he was about the Confederates to his front…

Disgusted Republicans termed them “Copperheads,” after the poisonous snake…

By January 1863, their assaults on Lincoln, combined with the poor performance of the armies, were taking a toll on civilian morale. Midwesterners spoke openly about seceding and establishing another new country or aligning with the Confederate States of America.

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» Free Speech Zones: King Lincoln vs. King Obama (Thomas DiLorenzo) Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

January 22, 2013 2 comments

Thomas DiLorenzo

 

lewrockwell.com

 

January 22, 2013

 

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During today’s coronation of King Obama His Majesty graciously set aside a small “strip of [Freedom] plaza” in D.C. as a “free speech zone.” In keeping with the theme of Coronation Week, I can’t help thinking of the comparison to King Lincoln, whose own free speech zones were prisons like Fort Lafayette in New York harbor, where civilian dissenters to the Lincoln regime were imprisoned. Having illegally suspended Habeas Corpus, the Lincoln regime rounded up tens of thousands of Northern political opponents, including elected officials, newspaper editors and owners, and just about anyone overheard criticizing Lincoln or his regime.

 

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Obama’s Lincoln Presumption…

January 22, 2013 66 comments

Obama’s Lincoln Presumption

Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Mona Charen

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:59:01 AM by Kaslin

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He swore his oath of office on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible. He has asked to give the State of the Union address on Lincoln’s birthday. He rode to Washington in 2009 on a train route similar to Lincoln’s in 1861. He has compared his critics to Lincoln’s critics. He confides to admirers that he likes to read the handwritten Gettysburg Address that hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom.

Barack Obama is inviting the world to compare him not just to good presidents but to the greatest in American history.

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A Voluntary Federation ( Lincoln was Wrong )

January 20, 2013 3 comments

This Humean notion of Americanism that acknowledges the right of a self-governing people to secede is framed in the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration is primarily a document justifying secession, but it has been thoroughly corrupted by Lincoln’s reading of it and the ritualistic repetition and expansion of that reading.

 

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The Lincoln tradition reads the Declaration as affirming a metaphysical doctrine of individual rights (all men are created equal) and takes this to be the fundamental symbol of the American regime, trumping all other symbols, including the symbol of moral excellence internal to those inherited moral communities protected by the reserved powers of the states under the Tenth Amendment. Indeed, this tradition holds that the Declaration of Independence is superior to the Constitution itself, for being mere positive law, the Constitution can always be trumped by the “higher” metaphysical law of equality.

 

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CONGRESS DECLARES BIBLE “THE WORD OF GOD”

January 18, 2013 1 comment

CONGRESS DECLARES BIBLE “THE WORD OF GOD”

 

http://www.usavsus.info/USAvsUS-BIBLE.htm ^ | OCT. 4, 1982 | 97th Congress

 

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 12:28:02 PM by B4Ranch

 

CONGRESS DECLARES BIBLE

 

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“THE WORD OF GOD”

 

PUBLIC LAW 97-280 OCT. 4, 1982

 

Public Law 97-280

 

96 STAT. 1211

 

97th Congress

 

Joint Resolution

 

Authorizing and requesting the President to proclaim 1983 as The “Year of the Bible”

 

Whereas the Bible, the Word of God, has made a unique contribution in shaping the United States as a distinctive and blessed nation and people;

 

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(“Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Saying…’) ~ Obama, the Constitution and a Permanent State of Emergency

January 15, 2013 1 comment

Obama‘s EXECUTIVE ORDERS against guns are coming our way. The Obama régime is declaring a war on The Gun, and they want this war to be PERMANENT. They want the exception to become the norm. Forever. That’s why a hot war is inevitable.

 

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Article 1 of the Constitution establishes that “the Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, UNLESS when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it” — but it does not specify which authority has the jurisdiction to decide on the exceptional suspension of the Constitution.

 

Another passage of Article 1 declares that the power to declare war and to raise and support the army and navy rests with Congress, BUT Article 2 states that “the President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.”

 

THE EXCEPTION WILL BECOME THE NORM. THE CONSTITUTION WILL BE INACTIVE FOREVER.

 

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IS OBAMA A PSEUDO-LINCOLN FOMENTING A CIVIL WAR? « THE MILLSTONE DIARIES

January 12, 2013 2 comments

Obama tries to position himself as the second coming of Lincoln

 

by Scott Ryan

 

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English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

After witnessing the effrontery of Barack Obama against the states and our constitution, it is apparent this man has come here for the sole purpose of fomenting a civil war. From day one of his campaign he has made efforts to position himself as a pseudo-Lincoln. From his campaign announcement in front of the Illinois state capitol where Lincoln served (with a Lincoln banner behind him), to his announcement of Biden as his running mate (in front of a Lincoln banner), from his quoting of Lincoln (in specious contexts) to his insistence upon swearing in on the same Bible upon which Lincoln was sworn in and even having the exact same MENUE as Lincoln’s inauguration.

 

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English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The problem is that this man, if anything, is the Anti-Lincoln. Lincoln dogged Senator Douglas all over the state of Illinois, challenging Douglas to debate the KEY ISSUE upon which his REPUBLICAN Party was literally founded. That issue was the central question of whether a human being can rightfully be the PROPERTY of another human being. The central belief to the contrary is rooted in the same moral absolute that our Declaration of Independence invokes, which is that life and our inalienable rights are granted by God and no human tribunal has the right to encroach upon that of another. The same pillar that demanded the abolition of slavery is central to the Republican Party’s platform on abortion. Claiming the authority to abrogate this right for one group of human beings over another is to blasphemously make oneself out to be that one and only God Himself.

 

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Obama to Deliver State of the Union on Lincoln’s Birthday

January 12, 2013 13 comments

Obama to Deliver State of the Union on Lincoln’s Birthday

Thw Weekly Standard ^ | 1/11/13 | Daniel Halper

Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:54:15 AM by originalbuckeye

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President Barack Obama will deliver this year’s State of the Union Address on February 12, which is the same day as Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

“Our nation continues to face immense challenges, and the American people expect us to work together in the new year to find meaningful solutions,” House speaker John Boehner writes in a letter to Obama, inviting him to deliver the address. “This will require a willingness to seek common ground as well as presidential leadership. For that reason, the Congress and the Nation would welcome an opportunity to hear your plan and specific solutions for addressing America’s great challenges. Therefore, it is my privilege to invite you to speak before a Joint Session of Congress on February 12, 2013 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building.”

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Abraham Lincoln’s Execution .: Knowledge Base… (“Unless historians or other scholars can refute what Professor John Chandler Griffin has reveale in Abraham Lincoln’s Execution, the history not only of the administration of the 16th President of the U.S. and his death at the hands of John Wilkes Booth will have to be rewritten, but also that of the American Civil War.”) « AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

January 11, 2013 2 comments

Unless historians or other scholars can refute what Professor John Chandler Griffin has reveale in Abraham Lincoln’s Execution, the history not only of the administration of the 16th President of the U.S. and his death at the hands of John Wilkes Booth will have to be rewritten, but also that of the American Civil War.

 

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Griffin, professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, has revisited what happened in the 1860’s for two basic purposes: first, to demonstrate that members of Lincoln’s cabinet were implicated with the Confederate Secret Service in the murder of Lincoln (which is why Griffin calls it an execution in lieu of an assassination); and, second, to demolish the standard mythology re the character of Lincoln and his motives in instigating the military action that metastasized into all-out civil war.

 

Rather than “The Great Emancipator,” Lincoln appears in Griffin’s book as “The Great Dictator.” Blocking the South’s secession in order to establish and maintain a centralized government, Griffin writes, was the true motive behind Lincoln’s instigation of civil war, and not the elimination of slavery. In fact, Griffin documents, Lincoln repeatedly expressed his view of whites as superior to blacks, opposed equal rights for them, wrote to Illinois legislators that “eliminating every black person from American soil would be a glorious consummation,” appropriated taxpayer money to fund his plan to export freed slaves to a variety of countries; and, despite his famous Emancipation Proclamation, engaged in manipulations so that only slaves in the south would be freed and not those in the north. Lincoln’s prejudices also showed up, Griffin points out, in Lincoln’s support of the war on American Indians unwilling to move to reservations, resulting in their systematic extermination.

 

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David Gregory Asks Obama ‘Is This Your Lincoln Moment?’

December 30, 2012 Leave a comment

David Gregory Asks Obama ‘Is This Your Lincoln Moment?’

NewsBusters ^

Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 1:24:59 PM by chessplayer

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English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Of all the gushing, fawning, sycophantic things uttered by Obama-loving media members in 2012,

David Gregory’s fiscal cliff question posed to the President on Sunday’s Meet the Press has to be on the list of the year’s top ten.

“Is this your Lincoln moment?” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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Republicans Turning Lincoln the Movie into Obama the Movie (“With quivering cave-ins like Blunt and House Leader John Boehner working on his side, the worst that will happen to Obama is he’ll be made to look like President Abraham Lincoln with photo-shopped proof on the Drudge report.”)

December 29, 2012 3 comments

Pass the popcorn.

Barack Hussein Obama, the golf-playing Marxist president is being compared to Honest Abe.

Not by the Democrats, mind you, but by white flag-waving, go-along-to-‘git’-along Republicans.

According to some Republicans, desperately trying to duck the blame for taking America over the fiscal cliff and with Congress gridlocked, it’s now all up to Mr. Obama to produce a plan that can both cut deficits and win bipartisan support.

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It’s only now that it’s up to Obama to produce a plan and win bipartisan support?

There hasn’t been a budget tabled by the Senate in almost four years.

For getting out and under, this is the advice of Sen. Roy Blunt (R) of Missouri, whose best shot at reality leans heavily on the must-see film of the year for Washington insiders:

“To get hard things done, the president has to lead,” says Blunt.

Talk about stating the obvious.

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Abraham Lincoln, Stepfather of Our Country by John J. Dwyer

December 12, 2012 16 comments

Anyone who embarks on a study of Abraham Lincoln … must first come to terms with the Lincoln myth. The effort to penetrate the crust of legend that surrounds Lincoln … is both a formidable and intimidating task. Lincoln, it seems, requires special considerations that are denied to other figures.”

 

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– Robert W. Johannsen, Lincoln, the South, and Slavery

 

Indeed, it would not seem a safe time to critique the wisdom, motivations, and character of Abraham Lincoln. Steven Spielberg’s reverential motion picture epic Lincoln fills screens across America. The public increasingly accepts him as America’s greatest leader. Academics from the Left – and Right – compete to bestow the grandest laurels on the 16th president.

 

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