Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln’s Lyceum address

 

How then shall we perform it? At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? ?Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

? Abraham Lincoln, 1838.

Nine score years ago one of the most politically significant orations in recorded history was delivered by a rather tall and awkward looking gentleman on the cusp of his 29th birthday.

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Op-ed “Unity through Diversity Equals Cultural Death”

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By Olivia Pierson

Cultural pluralism is as old as the hills ? or at least as old as the Babylonian Empire on whose riverbank shores even the captive Jews were tolerated to sit and weep. Multiculturalism, on the other hand, is a 20th Century bastardization of tolerance, which the United Nations invented to socially engineer Western democracies to cope with overwhelming immigration, mostly from Third World slave-pens. The pious and politically correct preachers of ?diversity? and ?equality? raised multiculturalism in the West to the status of a new religion, as if the world needed yet another one of those.

With the truth emerging after murderous events in Paris, can there still be any doubt that multiculturalism has epically failed in the West? In the last five years Angela Merkel has admitted its failure; so have Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron. But how has it failed so?

Multiculturalism is a modern liberal tenet which states that all cultures are equal regardless of the diverse practices of each culture.? This should not be confused with cultural pluralism which holds that all citizens, no matter what culture they hail from, are equal before the laws of the land ?the one host culture.? The host culture is necessarily dominant, hence being the yearly recipient of hundreds of thousands of immigrants bidding farewell to their homelands. ? Read more »

An oldie but a goodie

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in?1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in?1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil?rights.
Both wives lost a child while living in the White ?House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy’s Secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named?Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was?born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy,?was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named “Ford.”
Kennedy was shot in a car called “Lincoln” made?by “Ford.”

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before?their trials.

And here’s the “kicker”:

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in?Monroe, Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with?Marilyn Monroe.

AND!

 

Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin?ran to a warehouse…
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the?assassin ran to a theater…

 

 

 

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