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Learning from Lincoln: Both Onscreen and Off

RGR25 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 11:58 AM
Well, of course, he was a Republican.
Al3404 Al Barrs Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 7:52 AM
For accuracy RG just remember the new Republican Party was nothing like the Republican Party of today. Both have their problems but the Democrat Party is no better and much more repressive and anti-constitutional today...

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...