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Lincoln Re-Examined

JimS2 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 7:09 AM
Lincoln trashed the rule of law more than most. Another sick, sick joke. I tend to believe DiLorenzo and Adams. I once thought that Abe constructed much of his Gettysburg Address enroute to Gettysburg, as I was taught. I was dumb, may be I still am. Did Carney write the press release?.
Rondoman Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 11:11 AM
He also had the Union Army Band play a bar-room song after the speech because Lincoln was so bored with it all.
Every schoolchild with enough smarts and curiosity to get beyond the latest video game of "Call of Duty" ought to go see "Lincoln," the movie, and check out the references and his own attention span. It requires patience, but it shows through dramatic action how a self-taught rustic from the deep backwoods had the emotional and intellectual discipline to overcome poverty and grow up to be a president to rank among the greatest.

This is not about the American Dream or a Horatio Alger story. (Does anybody remember him?) Nor is it mythmaking. It's made of sterner stuff than that....