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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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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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