Abraham Lincoln was our 16th president and we celebrate his 205th Birthday today.
From what I know and understand of Abraham Lincoln is that he was not just a good man but one of the greatest presidents we have ever had in the United States.
An exerpt from Wikipidia says this...
Barry Schwartz, a sociologist who has examined America's cultural memory, argues that in the 1930s and 1940s, the memory of Abraham Lincoln was practically sacred and provided the nation with "a moral symbol inspiring and guiding American life". During the Great Depression, he argues, Lincoln served "as a means for seeing the world's disappointments, for making its sufferings not so much explicable as meaningful". Franklin D. Roosevelt, preparing America for war, used the words of the Civil War president to clarify the threat posed by Germany and Japan. Americans asked, "What would Lincoln do?" However, he also finds that since World War II, Lincoln's symbolic power has lost relevance, and this "fading hero is symptomatic of fading confidence in national greatness". He suggested that postmodernism and multiculturalism have diluted greatness as a concept.
Greatness will not be diluted in my home. This was a Great Man. I want to remember him as 'a moral symbol inspiring and guiding American life' and I will teach my children about this man and all the good he stood for.
First off I loved the movie Lincoln and would highly recommend it to all.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from Abraham Lincoln.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
That is why we all need to make it a point to stand for the values that make America Great.
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.
I am so blessed to be a mother and I hope I can raise my children at least half as good as my mother raised me.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
I am a firm believer of the people. If given the truth, they can be depended on to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
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