In response to:

Learning from Lincoln: Both Onscreen and Off

deestafford Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 8:21 AM
every morning wondering what the government will do to them today. Lincoln was the first in a line of destroyers of States Rights (and that phrase does not equate to slavery as portrayed by the left) followed by Teddy Roosevelt, Wilson, FDR, LBJ, Nixon, and Obama. The Roosevelt and Kennedy families have done more destruction to this once great country than any other clan in our history. Thank goodness Lincoln did not procreate to contribute any further harm.

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...