Blog Post – Today’s Abe’s Birthday

Today is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday — he was born February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky.   His mother, Nancy Hanks, died in 1818 and his father, Thomas Lincoln, a farmer and carpenter, remarried soon afterward.  As many pioneer families did, Lincoln grew up in near poverty.   The family’s several moves prevented a formal education and his few weeks of school attendance in Kentucky and Indiana amounted to less than a year.  However, the love of learning instilled in him by his mother led him to a life-long pursuit of education.  He taught himself to read and he read and reread the small pile of boxes he had.

Lincoln’s parents belonged to Little Mount Baptist Church in Kentucky which had split from a larger church in 1808 because its members refused to support slavery.  Abraham and his sister Sarah were exposed to an anti-slavery sentiment at a very young age.  Upon settling in Indiana, Lincoln’s parents joined the Big Pigeon Baptist Church.   Abraham Lincoln’s stepsister, Matilda Johnston Hall Moore, explained in an 1865 interview how Lincoln would read the Bible to his siblings and join them in singing hymns after his parents had gone to church.

While living in Indiana, the Lincoln family lived within 15 miles of three county courthouses.  Many times Lincoln attended court sessions as a spectator in order to hear a good oral presentation.  Noticing the lawyers often referred to the Revised Statutes of Indiana, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, Lincoln made a point of reading and studying them.

In 1830, 21 year old Abraham Lincoln joined thirteen members of the extended Lincoln family and moved to Illinois.  After several jobs, business failures and times of unemployment, Lincoln announced his candidacy to the state legislature in 1832.  He lost this bid for the seat, but after a second attempt he won on August 4, 1834.  He was re-elected in 1836, 1838, 1840 and 1844.  Using books borrowed from the law firm of Stuart and Judge Thomas Drummond, Lincoln began to study law in earnest during the first half of 1835. He did not attend law school, but read copies of Blackstone’s Commentaries, Chitty’s Pleadings, Greenleaf’s Evidence and Joseph Story’s Equity Jurisprudence. 

Lincoln served in the House of Representatives from 1847 to 1849 and during the second Republican National Convention in 1860, he was nominated to be that party’s nominee for President of the United States.    In the general election of 1860, Abraham Lincoln, as one of four candidates,  carried eighteen states and won 39.8% of the vote.

Of course, Abraham Lincoln was our Commander in Chief who led us through the Civil War and ended slavery in the United States.  Five days after General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, President Lincoln was felled by an assassin’s bullet.  John Wilkes Booth, who hoped to revive the Confederate cause, shot President Lincoln on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as the President and Mrs. Lincoln attended the play Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC.   President Lincoln died early the next morning. 

Soon-to-be President Abraham Lincoln stated on September 11, 1858:  “What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence?   It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, our army and our navy.   These are not our reliance against tyranny. All of those may be turned against us…
Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in us.   Our defense is in the spirit which prized liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands everywhere.  Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism at your own doors…you have lost the genius of your own independence
and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you.”

Lincoln stated in his First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861:  “If the policy of the Government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made…the people will have ceased to be their own rulers.”

By and large, students in the nation’s public schools are not being taught the historic facts you’ve just read, instead they are being taught that Abraham Lincoln was a homosexual.  Since the late twentieth century the sexuality of Abraham Lincoln has been called into question by homosexual activists who want to lay claim to this important figure in US history.   C.A. Tripp’s book, The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln, was posthumously published in 2005. Tripp, who died in 2003, was a sex researcher and protégé of Alfred Kinsey; he also identified as homosexual.   Tripp’s claims have been criticized for flawed historical methodology by Lincoln biographers, but that has not prevented homosexual activists from promoting Tripp’s claims. 

They are picking on dead men who can’t defend themselves from these accusations!

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