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Learning from Lincoln: Both Onscreen and Off

Dan774 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 7:31 AM
Revisionist history—without any verification—is as insane as our current first lady’s ridiculous statement; “we are going to change our history.” You cannot change history, it is what it is. To make it anything different than reality is a travesty of as John Dewey who created revisionism in our academic environment designed—history should be presented to advance the social objective for tomorrow’s results. We need not more propaganda in an ignorant population—for we have confirmed this nation is full of idiots with our last election; they need not more lies.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 8:05 AM
Dan, huh?
The past cannot be changed.
History, the story of the past, changes all the time.
That we should make history as factual and authentic as possible is a noble goal.
Joe 145 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 7:45 AM
Good points, although I did enjoy the movie. Movies are designed to be entertaining. I did enjoy the joke about Washington's portrait in the water closet. This is exactly the point. Entertaining, not accuracy.

Dan774's last sentence is what should concern us all. We did RE-ELECT President Obama. Hang on to your hat, the CHANGE the President Obama is always talking about has not really begun yet.

What is it about Abraham Lincoln that has captured the hearts and minds of the American public since his assassination nearly 150 years ago? After all, one could argue -- rather persuasively -- that our 16th president was the least qualified candidate ever elected to high national office; in fact, his public service record included just four terms in the Illinois state legislative, one unremarkable term in the House of Representatives, and two unsuccessful bids for the US Senate. In addition, he had virtually no executive experience and, as his contemporaries invariably pointed out, Lincoln seemed wholly unfit to lead the...