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Lincoln's 200th birthday coincides with Obama inauguration
Washington - In an ironic twist, the US will be celebrating the 200th birthday of president Abe Lincoln - the US leader who ended slavery - just weeks after the inauguration of its first black president, Barack Obama. Thus, it's hardly surprising that the theme of Obama's January 20 historic inauguration will be dominated by Lincoln, a president who also took office as the nation faced huge challenges.

The announcement was made Wednesday, just a day after Obama's election felled the final racial barrier for non-whites in the US. Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the joint congressional committee on the inauguration, said the theme of the ground-breaking event would be "A New Birth of Freedom."

The words are taken from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the eloquent commemoration for the dead after the 1863 civil war battle of Gettysburg, the most northern point of the Confederate invasion.

Obama summoned Lincoln's ideals in his victory speech Tuesday night in Grant Park, Chicago, recalling that Lincoln was a Republican who worked to heal a country divided by the passions of the war, and insisting that "our union can be perfected."

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11/09/2008 06:54 AM
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Re: Lincoln's 200th birthday coincides with Obama inauguration
Pretty cool synchonicity.

Let's hope it's only that and doesn't portend civil war!
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11/09/2008 08:11 AM
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Just read the zetatalk reply on this, that it is the same soul.
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Re: Lincoln's 200th birthday coincides with Obama inauguration
How does that coincide?

inauguration - January 20th
Lincoln's birthday - February 12th
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Re: Lincoln's 200th birthday coincides with Obama inauguration
Lincoln was a republican. How's that for irony?
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11/09/2008 09:31 AM
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Re: Lincoln's 200th birthday coincides with Obama inauguration
Lincoln was a republican. How's that for irony?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 530223


The Original meaning of the word has been changes greatly.

All that it referred to, originally, is one who believed in a Government that was not a Monarchy.

From:
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

"A republic is a state or country that is not led by a hereditary monarch, but in which the people (or at least a part of its people) have impact on its government. The word originates from the Latin term res publica, which literally translates as "public thing" or "public matter"."
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Re: Lincoln's 200th birthday coincides with Obama inauguration
date planned as reverse act (slavery legalized) of Clinton inauguration
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11/09/2008 12:35 PM
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Re: Lincoln's 200th birthday coincides with Obama inauguration
he might need some help blowing the candles out though.
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11/09/2008 01:27 PM
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Re: Lincoln's 200th birthday coincides with Obama inauguration
you know that there were alot of similarites between Kennedy and Lincoln

Kennedy was Lincoln reincarnated


not Obama
and you all are shooting at stars to try to get these puzzle pieces of Lincoln and Obama to fit together properly

Did you do your homework on Lincoln?
During the Civil War, Lincoln appropriated powers no previous President had wielded: he used his war powers to proclaim a blockade, suspended the writ of habeas corpus, spent money without congressional authorization, and imprisoned 18,000 suspected Confederate sympathizers without trial.

Lincoln believed in the Whig theory of the presidency, which left Congress to write the laws while he signed them, vetoing only those bills that threatened his war powers. Thus, he signed the Homestead Act in 1862, making millions of acres of government-held land in the West available for purchase at very low cost. The Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, also signed in 1862, provided government grants for agricultural universities in each state. The Pacific Railway Acts of 1862 and 1864 granted federal support for the construction of the United States' First Transcontinental Railroad, which was completed in 1869. Other important legislation involved economic matters, including the first income tax and higher tariffs. Also included was the creation of the system of national banks by the National Banking Acts of 1863, 1864, and 1865, which allowed the creation of a strong national financial system. Congress created and Lincoln approved the Department of Agriculture in 1862, although that institution would not become a Cabinet-level department until 1889.

The Legal Tender Act of 1862 established the United States Note, the first paper currency in United States history. This was done to increase the money supply to pay for fighting the war.

During the war, Lincoln's Treasury Department effectively controlled all cotton trade in the occupied South the most dramatic incursion of federal controls on the economy.

In 1862, Lincoln sent a senior general, John Pope, to put down the "Sioux Uprising" in Minnesota. Presented with 303 death warrants for convicted Santee Dakota who had massacred innocent farmers, Lincoln affirmed 39 of these for execution (one was later reprieved).


Lincoln was a great president,
but he wasn't always a great president
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11/09/2008 01:36 PM
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Re: Lincoln's 200th birthday coincides with Obama inauguration
How does that coincide?

inauguration - January 20th
Lincoln's birthday - February 12th
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 542893

so true..

bsflag
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11/09/2008 02:10 PM
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Re: Lincoln's 200th birthday coincides with Obama inauguration
OP, change your title to "Dr. Martin Luther King birthday coicides with Obama inauguration."
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11/09/2008 02:15 PM
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Re: Lincoln's 200th birthday coincides with Obama inauguration
nope
Martin luther King day is Jan 17th

nice stretch though
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Re: Lincoln's 200th birthday coincides with Obama inauguration
date planned as reverse act (slavery legalized) of Clinton inauguration
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the VERY LAST possible tactic move before nukes fly
The main reason why the desperate illuminati keep postponing the "Obama, the suicide bomber" act, is that they decided to first launch last possible non-nuclear full scale attack
LARGEST ECONOMIC ATTACK in History UNDERWAY
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