Happy Birthday President Lincoln

Not so long ago we honored the memory of two of our greatest Presidents in February. George Washington and today’s honoree, Abraham Lincoln. Now we have a thing called “President’s Day” (and for my feelings on THAT issue- go here.) Of course honoring Washington and Lincoln is no longer politically correct and the old tried and true grade school curriculum that spent February learning the history of these two great men has gone by the wayside. Sigh.

Today is the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.  He was born Feb 12, 1809.  We are all familiar with (or should be familiar with) his Gettysburg Address. (Imagine this now- he GASP! wrote HIS OWN speeches!) Last year I wrote this for Lincoln’s birthday.  Here are a few more words of wisdom from one of our greatest Presidents.

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
Abraham Lincoln

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Abraham Lincoln

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
Abraham Lincoln
Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
Abraham Lincoln

I like Lincoln. Good speeches, quotes and LOTS of common sense! Here is one for those currently in office- and those who come here seeking to change our country.

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
Abraham Lincoln

I grabbed the quotes from a site called Brainy Quote .

Happy Birthday Mr. President!

 

 

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14 Responses

  1. honoring Washington and Lincoln is no longer politically correct

    Too bad. February will ALWAYS be the month in which Americans celebrate these two great presidents. They may not have been celebrities, but they were great men and leaders who easily held their own.

    …President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. We are all familiar with (or should be familiar with) his Gettysburg Address. (Imagine this now- he GASP! wrote HIS OWN speeches!)

    It was a piece of cake for him. That’s what great minds do: write their own speeches, lead their own country, and lead by example. Much can be learned, if only appreciation given and effort placed upon not forgetting thier contribution to history.

  2. Happy Valentine’s Day PMM!

  3. Just checking in and noticed your virtual valentine fell out of my bag yesterday. Better late than never. Please enjoy!

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  4. Sorry to hear you’re ailing again PMM….healing vibes to you!!

    • Thanks Hal- I suppose I should be grateful that the good days outnumber the bad ones!

  5. Came by to say we miss you and are sending you lots of healing thoughts and warm, moist heating pad-like hugs, PMM.

  6. P.S. if I remember correctly, I think you liked this video a lot – in hopes the music and thoughts of weightlessness in such a beautiful setting might help – for a minute or two, at least:

    • Love love love dolphins. Funny about the weightlessness- I hate getting out of the pool and having gravity smash my back down.

  7. PMM, lots of well wishes for a speedy recovery. 🙂

    • I keep working on it every day! And praying for the grace to accept whatever God’s plan might be.

  8. Glad you took the time to honor the REAL Lincoln, not that poser in the WH.

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