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Old 02-21-2012, 04:35 PM   #11
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When I was a kid, not too long ago, I remember they both had their own day... What ever happened to that??
I remember something about a boycott of AZ, to make Az combine Washington's and Lincoln's b-days, and adopt Martin Luther King day...

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The question was why has Lincoln become an Icon of Liberal America?
No the question was
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Then the OP specifically stated it was not political.


Probably because this is The Club House and not PRC.
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WASHINGTON, Was the indispensable man, bar none.

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A careful study of what Lincoln actually did while in office demonstrates that he should NOT be honored with a holiday. As someone already stated: Lincoln did more to destroy the Republic than any other US President. I would go so far as to say that he actually succeeded.

...and if I go down that road any further, I'll bet old to take it to PRC so I'll shut up now.

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Maybe people secretly hate on Washington for that hemp he allegedly grew.

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Maybe people secretly hate on Washington for that hemp he allegedly grew.
Was was the largest distiller in the country also.
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I think its partly a "what have you done for me lately" mentality. Washington was in charge when this country fought for it's freedom. Lincoln was in charge when this country was held together and it happened more recently.

I can't think of any President since who has led during a time of more crisis than the revolutionary or civil wars(I hope no one tries to compare modern times to the difficulties faced during the civil war). All the more modern wars of serious consequence have been fought on foreign soil for the most part.
Well said~ This is the best summary in this discussion that I have seen although there are many good comments. I would add to this comment that both of these wars, the Revolution and the 'Civil,' :~? show both the best that humanity has to offer as well as the worst, and that the only explanation as to how so much wisdom and progress could proceed from so much human limitation and dysfunction is that God providentially chose to accomplish the remarkable work that we know today as the united States of America. Why might Almighty God chose do this this peculiar work? I would suggest His reason was to provide a base camp for his Word, Christ's Gospel, and the Christian Church to flourish in freedom and accomplish His perfect purpose.

That gives us reason to be both humbled and proud (in a good way) for the privilege of living in this great country~
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Abe Lincoln never belonged to any church in his life. He did attend services from time to time. He read a Bible as most people did in his day. He often quoted the Bible as other politicans of his time.

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Even more annoying to me--stealing the love from both of these fine presidents--is when Presidents Day is VERY wrongly assumed to honor all presidents. It is not Presidents' Day, but a day combining the birthdays of two very specific presidents.

Washington lived in a time and place where being a gentleman was everything. He deserves every accolade afforded him, and his contemporaries also believed him to be of the highest character.

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Lincoln and Washington flip flop the 1 and 2 position in greatest Presidents polls all the time. They seem to share the limelight.

And for those of you who don't think the Civil War was about slavery, go read South Carolina's Resolution of Secession. They started the war and made it very clear that slavery was the primary issue. Go study the Missouri Compromise. It was the most contentious legislation of the day and directly contributed to the war.

The story that the Civil War was not first and foremost about slavery is simply revisionism.

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