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The attempt to make Lincoln into just one more racist is part of the now common attempt to introduce a noxious equilibrium between minds and parties: liberals who struggle with their own prejudices are somehow equal in prejudice to those who never took the trouble to make the struggle.
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the iconic sci-fi thriller Independence Day hitting our screens and with it the anniversary of Bill Pullman’s legendary speech, as President Thomas Whitmore, which rallied the troops in the face of an alien invasion. 344 more words
He was one of our nation’s greatest presidents, but Abraham Lincoln’s road to the presidency was anything but great and that history lesson may teach us something about this year’s presidential election. 981 more words
May 24, 1861 – Federal forces invaded northern Virginia and captured Alexandria, and a promising young officer became one of the war’s first casualties.
When Virginia voters approved secession on May 23, President Abraham Lincoln declared that the people “thus allowed this giant insurrection to make its nest within her borders,” and so “this government has no choice but to deal with it, where it finds it.” Lincoln authorized General-in-Chief Winfield Scott to send some 8,000 Federal troops across the Potomac River to seize Alexandria, a largely pro-secession town, and Arlington Heights. 789 more words