If there’s one thing we know about Democrats it’s that they will do ANYTHING in an effort to make themselves look better than they really are. However, this may be one of the most glaring examples of the lengths to which they will travel to do so.
— slone (@slone) November 4, 2013
That’s right. The plaque says that Abraham Lincoln was a… Democrat.
Now, I might be a bit more upset because of the almost ten years I spent teaching history at the High School level… but this is really upsetting. The fact that President Lincoln was a Republican is hugely important to our national history, and not for any political reasons. President Lincoln was one of the founders of the Republican Party, a party that was established as an anti-slavery counter to the Democrat Party which held sway throughout the Southern States.
The fact that President Lincoln was a Republican was one of the important factors that led to the outbreak of the War Between the States! It’s an extremely important fact to just get wrong…
Democrats need to simply face the facts of history: the Republican Party has led the way in the most significant advancements in the last 150 years of our nation’s history. We led the way against slavery, we led the way on Civil Rights, and we led the way in the greatest periods of cultural and economic advancement in our nation’s history. Republicans are the party of progress, and Democrats are the party of regression and revisionism.
What might make this worse (if it can get worse), is that this plaque is affixed to the outside of a building in Lincoln’s home state of Illinois. What might make it even worse, is that it is affixed to a building on a college campus. The plaque can be found on the outer wall of the Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies of Northeastern Illinois University.
What a sad day for higher education in the state of Illinois.
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