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Born 210 years ago today: Abraham Lincoln
Here’s a piece in Forbes today about the depression and failure he overcame after his first (unsuccessful) run in Washington.
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Now, in his early thirties, Lincoln faced personal financial struggles. His support of improving infrastructure improvements was blamed for the poor economy in Illinois. He also broke off his romantic relationship to Mary Owens because he felt unable to support her. In 1842, he decided against seeking a fifth term in the legislature.
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Lincoln’s depression was so bleak his friends worried he was going to commit suicide, and they removed knives, razors and scissors from his room.
Yikes.

Thank God he made a comeback, and thank God he was elected President. LINK /


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re: Born 210 years ago today: Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln


meh, more myth than man


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re: Born 210 years ago today: Abraham Lincoln
A nice fellow I'm sure, but a tyrant.


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re: Born 210 years ago today: Abraham Lincoln
Abe “the raysis” Lincoln?


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re: Born 210 years ago today: Abraham Lincoln
272 Words...

"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives, that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

November 19, 1863


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re: Born 210 years ago today: Abraham Lincoln
Let’s play who said it!

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I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races ... I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.


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meh, more myth than man


One thing is for sure. He showed you don't need a college education to go far in life.
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xiv
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re: Born 210 years ago today: Abraham Lincoln
I truly love how mad Lincoln makes summa yew baws.


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re: Born 210 years ago today: Abraham Lincoln
Mad? Why would I be mad? I love pointing out that Abe was a racist who didn’t give a shite about blacks.

It completely destroys his great emancipator title.

Does it make you mad to know that Abe was racist? That he wanted to send blacks back to Africa? That he always believed blacks were worse than whites?

How mad does it make you to know that Abe didn’t fight to free slaves?
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xiv
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re: Born 210 years ago today: Abraham Lincoln
Umad

Thank God for Lincoln.


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Umad


About?

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Thank God for Lincoln.


Thank god for racist eh? You’re disgusting.


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re: Born 210 years ago today: Abraham Lincoln
You should probably ignore him. The guy is so desperate that he is attempting to troll the board with Abraham Lincoln


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re: Born 210 years ago today: Abraham Lincoln
That racist made it possible to end racism.


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re: Born 210 years ago today: Abraham Lincoln
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I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races ... I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.





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re: Born 210 years ago today: Abraham Lincoln
The stupid liberals don’t know their history on Lincoln. He was absolutely a racist but his statue isn’t coming down for some odd reason.


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TJ? why would I quote TJ in a thread about the amazing racist?

No no no no. That quote belongs to fourteens idol, the amazing racist Abe.


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xiv
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beerjeep
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Wet Blanket
descriptive noun

Describes a person who essentially ruins other people's fun, either because they openly disapprove of what other people are doing, or because their unpleasant attitude annoys or depresses everyone who would otherwise be enjoying themselves, if it weren't for that person acting like a 'wet blanket'.
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Abraham Lincoln was a Christlike martyr. Thank God he was President.


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Wet blanket? Because I’m pointing out that your idol (who revisionist historians have touted as the great emancipator) was an overt racist?

Sorry for bursting your bubble.

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Abraham Lincoln was a Christlike martyr. Thank God he was President.


Damn. I would never try to liken a straight up racist to Christ.


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xiv
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his statue isn’t coming down for some odd reason.
Yeah. It’s a total mystery.


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