Ford’s Theater’s Social Media Account Wonders If Lincoln Is Over Rated

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Ford’s Theatre lives in American infamy as the site where Abraham Lincoln, the 16th United States president, was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth in April 1865. The theatre is now a national historical site managed by the National Park Service.

However, an official social media account belonging to Ford’s Theatre incited mockery over the weekend after seemingly questioning why Lincoln has been put “on a pedestal” in American history. More

7 Comments on Ford’s Theater’s Social Media Account Wonders If Lincoln Is Over Rated

  1. Much of Lincoln biographical/historical writing is in the style of hagiography. His good points have been exaggerated and in some cases fabricated. His bad points, of which he had many, have been for the most part ignored and in some cases conveniently transferred to others around him. Lincoln was, in actual deed, a tyrant, and there’s no other way to understand his actions as contemptuous of Constitutional limitations on the authority of the President, and dismissive of both the legislative and judicial branches.

    I am not a Lincoln fan. Duh. It pains me to say this, but Park Service weenies are correct that he’s been put on an undeserved pedestal.

  2. Well, let’s see. Lincoln shit all over the concept of states rights and the notion that the Union is supposed to serve us and not the other way around, gave us the draft and the income tax, was willing to use the blacks for political gain as long as it was expedient to do so, restricted or even suppressed freedom of speech and of the press, and many other things I’m too tired to try to remember at the moment. No, I’m not a fan of Lincoln, either.

  3. I’m sure theres a lot of southerners that feel a hated of him. But they lost the civil war. Robert E Lee & Trump is more in their style. But they do love being lied to.

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