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Maybe Obama skipped American history in school – or just doesn’t get it

SO, IT'S WITH DISAPPOINTMENT THAT I ASK THIS QUESTION TONIGHT: Why didn't President Obama travel a short distance, 63 miles, to Gettysburg to speak at one of our nation's most important anniversaries.

One hundred fifty years ago, President Abraham Lincoln, like President Obama is from Illinois, talked about the civil war and what it means to be an American. Today's White House explanation for President Obama's no show at today's historic Gettysburg event is that didn't work with his schedule. His schedule? I don't get it. And frankly this is not the first time President Obama has missed the mark, big-time...

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Lincoln’s spare words at Gettysburg inspire 150 years later

Lessons from the 270-word speech are legion: purpose sharply framed, powerful, evocative and — most rare today — spare. All politicians with dreams of greatness can learn from the efficacy of a speech that has been memorized by schoolchildren for decades.


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Obama’s Snub Of Gettysburg Is Disappointing

My disappointment stems from many issues glossed over in the editorials as, apparently, irrelevant. First is the issue of security. The York Daily Record's op-ed implies that coming here was not even considered important by the Obama Administration. Important or not, I know for a fact Secret Service was sent to this area to scope out the location. They wouldn't do that if it was not on the White House "to do" list..

 

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Americans Don’t Understand Meaning Behind Gettysburg Address

A historian said Friday that Americans often fail to recognize the meaning behind President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address ahead of the speech’s 150th anniversary this month. Allen Guelzo, director of Civil War era studies at Gettysburg College and renowned Lincoln scholar, said at the Heritage Foundation that Americans typically remember the address for its brevity or phrases like “four score and seven years ago” and “government of the people, by the people, for the people.”...

 

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