Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln!

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Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. At one time, this president was honored in many states with a declared holiday on the day of his birth. Children were excused from school. Many places of businesses gave their employees the day off. Then that holiday was combined with the commemoration of George Washington’s birthday and renamed President’s Day.

Contrary to what many falsely believe, Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. Honest Abe was the very first Republican president!

Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of America’s greatest heroes due to both his incredible impact on the nation and his unique appeal. His is a remarkable story of the rise from humble beginnings to achieve the highest office in the land; then, a sudden and tragic death at a time when his country needed him most to complete the great task remaining before the nation. Lincoln’s distinctively human and humane personality and historical role as savior of the Union and emancipator of the slaves creates a legacy that endures. His eloquence of democracy and his insistence that the Union was worth saving embody the ideals of self-government that all nations strive to achieve.

There is no federal holiday honoring Abraham Lincoln, although many believe that he deserves such an honor.  Let us here honor his memory:

Happy Birthday, Abe!

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75 responses to “Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln!

  1. I am a 5th or 6th cousin to him

    • Wonderful! You must be proud to have such an illustrious relative. I thought good old Honest Abe deserved for us to celebrate his birthday, as we used to, before they “swiped” his holiday to invent “President’s Day” (probably so they could give public (and private) employees a day off for MLK, without aggravating too many employers).

      • Imagine Abraham Lincoln looking at Barack Obama and his four-trillion-dollar budget proposal with its multitude of tax increases and its aim of indefinitely expanding government bureaucracy. What might Lincoln’s first reaction be? Maybe he would ask what the national emergency is that the government should feel entitled to confiscate such a hefty portion of its subjects’ wealth. Maybe he would focus on the government’s fiscal irresponsibility, and ask why, with all the tax dollars it intends to collect, it is still planning on increasing the budget deficit every year for the foreseeable future. Or perhaps he would be curious as to know when all of the proposed taxes were meant to expire. More fundamentally, he would want to know what happened to the role of government, and why it sees fit to intrude so regularly in the lives of its citizens. Progressives will counter that the world has changed in the last century and a half, and that people both expect and demand more of the federal government than they did in Lincoln’s time. Undoubtedly true. But in the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln made reference to a “government of the people” not a people of the government. In our nation’s early years, there were but a handful of federal laws; today there are many thousands. Government was once merely on the periphery of our society, preserving the peace and maintaining law and order. Today, government is everywhere. Everything is regulated, except of course government growth. Neither Lincoln nor our founding fathers would recognize what our federal government has become.

      • I was born in the 50’s. So, yes I miss the celebration of Abe Lincoln and George Washington. They were our best presidents.

    • Yeah. And notice that A**holerod basically admits that Barry is a liar and a concealer (iow, taqiyya).

      “…he knew Obama was in favor of same-sex marriages during the first presidential campaign, even as Obama publicly said he only supported civil unions, not full marriages. Axelrod also admits to counseling Obama to conceal that position for political reasons. “Opposition to gay marriage was particularly strong in the black church, and as he ran for higher office, he grudgingly accepted the counsel of more pragmatic folks like me, and modified his position to support civil unions rather than marriage, which he would term a ‘sacred union,’ ” Axelrod writes.”

      Of course, now that he has fooled the black Christians into electing him twice, he can afford to let the truth about his mendacity and LYING come out.

  2. Happy Birthday Abe. 🙂

  3. Sadly times have changed. :facepalm:

  4. jesse Jackson ….. IT’S RACIST! ~~~ DO YA HEAR ME ?
    slime just slime and the comments keep Giving…..

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/12/jesse-jackson-jackie-robinson-wests-punishment-is-inappropriate-and-racist/

    • ^^^^ comments…are a BUNCH of fun…. ^^^^
      Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton were at Sears a few days ago Complaining about how all the washing machines were WHITE.
      The salesman then pointed OUT that, although that was the case, all the AGITATORS happened to B …. B L A C K ! ha
      We have a Bingo – hold your cards everyone.
      Damn, you’re good!!!
      Jesse is a GREAT Father! ? …ha … Look where his SON is 2 -day!

    • Sure. If Ferguson taught us anything it’s that certain groups do not have to obey the laws. If anybody insists that these groups ought to follow the rules like the rest of the people must, then those who insist are nothing but RACISTS! All of the students in certain schools are “honor students”. All of the students get trophies. Just suppose that the losing team was a black team and the winning team which was proven to have used ineligible players was a white team. Would Jesse even dream of saying it’s racist to take the win from the whites to give it to the blacks? I knew this would be the response as soon as I heard the story. I was totally flabbergasted and amazed, in the first place, that this ruling went down as it did. I never thought I’d see the day.

    • Pfleger’s response was very interesting, because I, too, saw a parallel:

      “Rev. Pfleger’s comments expressed the same core message: “When you’re going over to voter registration and going to birth certificates and doing all this time of hunting and a witch hunt that’s been going on for the last number of months, I can’t help but wonder the question if the same thing would have been done with another team from another place, another race.””

      The argument seems to be that residence and BIRTH CERTIFICATES don’t matter, in certain situations, for certain people. Otherwise, to examine DOCUMENTS is racist. Is he thinking of his friend Barry? This is the exact same argument used to defend his lack of proof of qualification. Remember: The players in question most certainly WERE ineligible. Is Barry, too, and Pfleger knows it? Who cheated these kids and caused their upset? The ADULTS who did the CHEATING. It’s a shame that the kids have to suffer, but this is a life lesson for them. Rules are NOT made to be broken. We all should follow the same rules, no matter our skin color. That’s what “equality” is all about.

      Why wasn’t there enforced “diversity” on that team, anyway?

    • Why would illegal aliens care about “running afoul” of the laws against illegal aliens voting? They aren’t supposed to be here in the first place, according to THE LAW. And yet, Barry has allowed them to stay. So why would they think voting illegally would be any different from being here illegally? This was THE PLAN all along. They will vote and guess what? Holder’s DOJ will do NOTHING about it, except perhaps to sue the Secretaries of State in any state that DARES to try to determine citizenship status upon voting or upon registering to vote.

  5. HAPPY V D DAY …. 1 & ALL…. take a walk on the wild side….

    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2015/02/shirleys-maclaine.html

    • Oh, wow. I was thinking along the same lines the other night, as I pondered the glorious words of our previous presidents, notably Abe, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, the rest of the Founders. Just compare and contrast to any ordinary bloviation out of Barry’s mouth. He is SUCH an embarrassment.

  6. I get about five emails a day from conservative organizations and tea party groups telling me that it way past too late and I should sign their partion like really right now or send blast faxes or something and by the way give them $25, $50, maybe $100 to help stop something that is going on right now.
    Is it just me? I just sort of don’t like getting this stuff.
    Seems like making a good living out of one crisis or another..
    I haven’t bought a ton of gold or bought a flat in an underground survival cave either.
    I keep some cash at home, and some food but that’s about it.
    I don’t think my name is Charley Chump and I am just about to invoke my
    automatic email filters to make these guys disappear.
    I just wonder if anyone else gets all this stuff?
    I just wonder if any donation to any of these guys would do anything?

    • I don’t get that kind of stuff, but if I did, I doubt that I’d read it. I tuned into Glenn Beck the other day, for the first time in a long time. He was talking about, wait for it–WWIII. I’m still waiting for gold to go to $5000 an ounce. Didn’t he say that was imminent? (I didn’t buy it, either, btw.) Yes, they do make a good living out of one crisis or another. Even crises that never materialize.

      • I actually got a phone call from an actual person on behalf of the RNC the other day. It came in on my cell phone as I was driving and I was SO happy for the chance to vent. He said they hadn’t received my RNC registration yet, did I want the $25 or $50, so I told him I wasn’t happy with the RNC and they wouldn’t be getting any of my money 🙂 and he said “I’m hearing that a lot” and so I started to get into WHY I was unhappy but then he continued on with his prepared spiel as if I weren’t talking, so I hung up on him.

  7. ~ What About The Liar In The White House ~ [Video]

    by Mychal Massie on February 13, 2015 in Daily Rant, Race & Politics,
    The Daily Rant “TV” – + ~ Video ~

    NBC has suspended their evening news anchor Brian Williams for 6
    months without pay for LYing. Williams lied, no 1 disputes that; my question IS, compared to the LIES that Obama has TOLD & CON-tinues
    to tell, WHY does O’…. get to DO SO with impunity when his LIES are Destroying the Country? ….? ….. ? …..? WHY ?

    • Instead, Ferrioli said, he planned to return home “to Grieve 4 the departure in Disgrace of 1 Governor & to hope for the healing that can Only Come IF the next governor Turns Away from Policies that put Symbolic Gestures ahead of the real NEEDS….. of OUR …. Citizens.”

      We’ll continue updating this story. Find more news on Kitzhaber’s resignation at OregonLive.com.
      ~ another one BITES the DUST or was pushed? CHEATER ~ LEFT~ RIGHT ~ & in BETWEEN….. yikes!

      • That is the most unbelievable story, isn’t it? Whatever happened to her first “husband”? Is that why she’s only a “fiance” and not a wife? How does one qualify for “First Lady” if one is NOT the wife of the governor? Since the new gov is “openly bisexual” will there be another “First Lady”, a “First Man”, or BOTH?

    • What about Hillary’s similar lies? Crickets.

  8. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Sadly, I no longer believe much of what we are told as having actually occurred. I would like to hear Davis’s side of the story. In other words, I believe all “history” is flawed and “history” is told according to an ongoing Agenda. Until 2007 I never felt this way. I was as gullible as the next person and was never prone to believing anything of a conspiratorial nature. As a matter of fact, I used to believe such people wore Tin Foil Hats to better tune into the the whack-a-doodle theoriesfrequencies (“What’s the frequency Kenneth?” ) which drove them to believe such lunacy. My, how things have changed. YMMV, of course.

    Cynical much, Rosemary?

  9. “Give ME Control of a Nation’s Money …… $$$$$$$$

    & I ….. care NOT ………… who makes the Laws.”
    ~ Mayer Rothschild ~

    Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/02/men-behind-curtain/#M3UO8MiDYdMQS4QI.99

  10. ~ jd Geeman • 4 days ago ~ ^^^^^

    Obama himself is a peaceful muslim so long AS his pen and phone can continue to DO ~ HIS dirty work.

    • Nothing new. They called Dan Quayle and Ronald Reagan dumb. It’s the USUAL MEME. Sarah’s dumb, too. All conservatives are dumb, in their arrogant, narcissistic opinion. In fact (NOT!), conservatism is a mental illness, remember? It gets OLD really, really fast. Say, I wonder who wrote JFK’s books for HIM. I’m just sayin’, all things considered.

  11. the PRO’S… Professional …Secret KEEPERS!…ha WTPOTUS SEE U
    run ….BUTT’ ya can’t hide… from us FOLK’S ….

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/michelle-obama-dodges-accident-to-hit-aspens-ski-slopes/article/2560281

  12. http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/02/shattering-obama-accomplished.html

    I’m still fascinated by this topic. Don’t know why, buttttttt I am. 🙂

  13. ~ Journalist Charles Johnson ^^^
    still more … as I use the word ^^^ “DISGUSTED”… of this FU.. topic!
    I HATE getting the round around & jerked about with NO FACTS!
    A Usurper then …. A Usurper STILL …or WHAT??

    http://www.orlytaitzesq.com

  14. Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson · 21h 21 hours ago
    Oh to give Malia Obama the Bristol Palin treatment or not… That is the question.

    Charles C. Johnson retweeted
    Luke Mullen @Luke1732Mullen · 21h 21 hours ago
    .@ChuckCJohnson to give her the full Bristol @SarahPalinUSA treatment or not, that is the question? Goose gander pot kettle all that /1

    Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson · 21h 21 hours ago
    Malia Obama has only dated white guys….

    Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson · 21h 21 hours ago
    What if Malia Obama’s boyfriend is someone famous?

    Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson · 21h 21 hours ago
    Should I publish who Malia Obama is dating? What do you think?

    Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson · 21h 21 hours ago
    Malia Obama is going on dates but the palace guard media won’t tell who she is dating. They would never do this for a Republican’s kid.

    Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson · 22h 22 hours ago
    How awesome would it be if Sasha and Malia Obama became Republicans?

    • Wow. I didn’t see that stuff. Personally, I don’t think he ought to give those young ladies the Palin treatment, no matter how tempting it may be. BUTT, of course, we all do see his point about the double standard. Seems I remember the media following the Bush girls around during, say, spring break, hoping to catch them doing something “wrong” (with libs, who the hell knows what encompasses “wrong”?).

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