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Sunday, 23 August 2009

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R. Barbieri
Lincoln never said any such thing! Typical Republican deceit. Those words were written by a clergyman in 1916 and exposed as a fraud long ago. But St. Ronald Reagan continued to retail them and Republicans follow, preying on the ignorance of the American people and continuing to rabble-rouse. When Lincoln was elected, we were the only "civilized" nation not to outlaw slavery; today we are the only developed nation not to cover all its people with health care. Prejudice marches on -- it has only switched parties since 1859.
jay
When Thomas Jefferson´╗┐ finally signed the groundbreaking legislation entitling the property rights´╗┐ and involintary servitude of one group of people - over to another group of people (that made it possible for them to hold office).... the forefathers promptly stood up, and ordered pizza. When the delivery guy came they explained that pizza "will be free from now on" and made fun of him for being a capitalist Go Obama
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To the poster R. Barbieri: the accusation that this miscredited quote is "Typical Republican deceit" is wrong as it is a commonly made mistake by others from many backgrounds. In fact, this mistake has even been posted on some quotation websites. Furthermore, while this was a "clergyman" who originally wrote this phrase, the writer, William J. H. Boetcker, a Presbyterian minister, published it in a pamphlet in 1942, not 1916, as you stated. The pamphlet was titled Lincoln On Limitations, which did include a quote from Lincoln, upon which Boetcker elaborated, hence, the likely reason for this common misconception. The quote in question is one of ten statements listed by Boetcker within the pamphlet. That said, this situation is a good example of why we all must be mindful not to resort to emotional name calling in the heat of dispute. Debate the facts, stay focused on them and remain civil. It's what set our government apart from others in the beginning. Let's stick with it. BTW, here is a source for my post. http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/l/lincoln-quotes.htm
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Where can I watch the House vote on the health care bill if I don't have C-Span? I love watching history in the making, but I had to cancel my satellite service.
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Not exactly related to this post but... are you going to discuss the possible revival of the Fairness Doctrine? It sounds like a law being passed in Atlas Shrugged.

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