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GOP Could Use the Whiskey the Tea Party Drinks

Joseph64 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 4:22 PM
The 14th Amendment says NOTHING about voting rights. Also, Amendments passed during the Reconstruction period should not count as ratified because the North usurped the governments of the southern states and put their own puppets in control and it was their puppets who ratified on behalf of the South not the duly elected governments thereof.

While many of our heroes have lost their gloss, Abraham Lincoln still shines brightly for many Americans because there is so much to learn from his life.

For example, in 1858 Abraham Lincoln was defeated in his race for the United States Senate by Stephen Douglas, making it Lincoln’s third electoral defeat in a row. As Lincoln emerged from the telegraph office into the rain-soaked street in Springfield, Illinois he lost his balance when his foot slipped on the slick boardwalk. Catching himself before he tumbled into the mud Lincoln muttered to under his breath, “A slip, but not a fall.”...