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GOP Could Use the Whiskey the Tea Party Drinks

Vincent107 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 2:33 PM
I feel that a basic multiple civics test would not be out of line. (E.G. How many branches of government are there, and what purpose do they serve?) If people are going to vote, they should at least have an idea of how the government works. Knowing who the President, VP, and Speaker of the House are wouldn't be a bad prerequisite either. An even better one would be proof of identification, but that would eliminate too much voter fraud.

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.”...