Feb 14 2007

Lincoln Quote An Internet Myth!

Major Update: I was linked by some foul mouthed childish liberal nut, who had a good point – this Lincoln quote I saw in a Washington Times article is an internet fake. Of course I cannot fact check the news media, and if the emotionally stunted blogger would have simply emailed me with the fact this was one of those urban legends I would do what I am doing now, alertiing folks that the quote is a fraud. Of course it would have come with a sincere thanks if the poor sap had shown some maturity. But his faults don’t change the fact this is not a Lincoln quote. My apologies to Lincoln (not those who give aid to our enemies).

End Update

This is a wonderful quote from “honest Abe Lincoln” that should be on every conservative website as a reminder to America why the Dems are not to be trusted with our national security:

Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged.
— President Abraham Lincoln

Now who is going to argue with Abraham Lincoln? If you oppose the Democrat plans to surrender Iraq, post this quote someplace.

Addendum: I should note that at the time, the enemy was our American brothers in the South. Alliances and connections to our brothers in the South were not a big surprise or limited, so Lincoln’s comments must be seen in his desire TO END the war quickly to stop the bloodshed. It is hard to imagine how liberals would tolerate a lesser standard of allegiance with regard to the Islamo Fascists than was quartered our own people, but they do. It simply illustrates their hate of America, and therefore their irrelevance to the debate.

31 responses so far

31 Responses to “Lincoln Quote An Internet Myth!”

  1. Soothsayer says:

    Memo to All:

    AJ shouldn’t be embarrassed by this – after all – if you refuse to SPELLCHECK no one should expect you to FACT CHECK:

    this Lincoln quote I saw in a Washington Times article is an internet fake

    1. The Washington Times IS an internet fake. It’s owned by the freakin’ Moonies for crying out loud. Nothing one reads in it is likely to be true.

    2. There are a number of easily accessible sites to check urban myths on (factcheck.org; snopes.com). It can save one considerable embarrassment – but it won’t do your math for you.

    The important thing is that Abraham Lincoln has been exonerated once and for all of saying anything as stupid as the now-infamous:

    Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged.

    Free speech and the Constitution be damned! Not.

  2. ivehadit says:

    So, the bottom line is there is not one antique media that can be trusted to NEVER MAKE A MISTAKE.

    Oh, gosh. That makes the New York Times ONE BIG CORRECTION.

    Bring it on.

  3. Terrye says:

    Whether Lincoln said this or not, he did take action against Copperhead sympathizers that would not be tolerated today. and I think that making an issue of whether or not war was declared is kind of bizarre considering the fact it was a CIVIL war.

    I don’t think AJ making a mistake about a quote is half as scarey as Obama saying he wanted to be a uniter, like Lincoln.

  4. Terrye says:

    soothsayer:

    I don’t think that freedom of speech is the same thing as deliberately undermining the military in time of war for the sake of partisan politicl gain, maybe you do. Maybe you also think screaming fire in a crowded theatre is freedom of speech as well.

  5. AJStrata says:

    I fail to understand why people think I should fact check the media? Does any of the leftwing brain trust realize how ridiculous that is? I tend to only use references from ‘reputable’ new media outlets, but if they make a mistake (which they did in this case) how is that my fault?

    It sounds like some real desperation on your side to find some minor faults with me. Have you been losing that many arguments here? Too funny! I’ll give you a hint, I am not perfect – never claimed to be.

  6. PMII says:

    Well, if Lincoln didn’t say it, I’m sure he though it every day………………….

  7. Soothsayer says:

    I don’t think that freedom of speech is the same thing as deliberately undermining the military in time of war for the sake of partisan politicl gain

    So – who should the arbiter of what free speech is be? You? Bush? Cheney? I think not, thank you.

    If the Admnistration thinks that elected officials reflecting the views of 60-70% of their constituency, and attempting to remove troops from harm’s way, somehow constitute undermining the military – let the cowards in the White House and the Department of Justice charge them with treason and institute legal process. We are a nation of laws – and the Constitution is the supreme law of the land.

    Otherwise, I suggest shutting the pie hole.

  8. Carol_Herman says:

    PAINTING LINCOLN BY HIS OWN WORDS!

    Here’s one few remember: I STAND WITH PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE RIGHT.

    During his time, there were two issues radicals were burning to use. The abolishion of slavery. AND, the prohibition of drink. And, on these two, during the 1850′s, Lincoln saw the Whigs unable to survive. They just dissolved. (That’s why Lincoln joined the republican ticket.)

    He also did NOT campaign, once he was nominated in 1860. He knew if he gave speeches, the press would destroy him, and hang albatrosses around his neck.

    SO, in the 1850′s, when he was questioned about how deeply he felt for the opinions of radicals he said. I ALWAYS STAND WITH A MAN WHEN HE IS RIGHT. (He said he didn’t believe in partisan warfare.) And, this is true, also, in the posture he took during the Civil War.)

  9. Soothsayer says:

    I ALWAYS STAND WITH A MAN WHEN HE IS RIGHT.

    And that’s exactly why opposing George Bush on the Surge is the morally correct position to take. Thanks for making the point, Carol.

  10. Carol_Herman says:

    Suit-slayer, you are exactly wrong.

    And, nuts, too. Go see your dentist if you need your tooth to be saved, though. Don’t depend on fairies.

  11. Soothsayer says:

    Suit-slayer, you are exactly wrong.

    And, nuts, too. Go see your dentist if you need your tooth to be saved, though. Don’t depend on fairies.

    Carol-

    Please. Get back on your medication. If you haven’t had any prescribed froyou – please – seek professional help and GET on somje medication. If anyone can explain the psycho-babble above – please do so.