The dumbing down of Americans: Lincoln no longer an icon

President U.S. Grant had his statue toppled by undereducated mobs

First a brief historical review:

The American Civil War was fought from April 12, 1861 – May 9, 1865.

According to revised calculations by historian J. David Hacker, an estimated 750,000 soldiers died in the war. It was fought to end slavery in the southern states, which responded by seceding from the United States, after the election of President Abraham Lincoln who was committed to ending the abhorrent practice.

The war ended with the surrender of the southern (Confederate) forces, to the Union army. Slavery was officially abolished by the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, passed by congress in 1865.

The most lasting accomplishments attributed to President Lincoln are the preservation of the Union, the vindication of democracy, and the end of slavery. General Ulysses Grant led the Union Army as Commanding General and was later elected President of the United States serving 1869 -1877. Both Lincoln and Grant were Republicans.

These facts are known to Americans who are forty or older. They can recite the Preamble to the Constitution and the Pledge of Allegiance, know the words to the National Anthem, and that Abraham Lincoln was responsible for the Emancipation Proclamation.

Today in San Francisco, none of those deeds matter.  Abraham Lincoln is described as “not demonstrating the black lives mattered to him,” and is no longer deserving of having a high school named in his honor.

Jeremiah Jeffries, the man behind the move to rename 44 of San Francisco’s schools, is a first grade teacher who was influenced by his parents — both prominent members of the Nation of Islam — who set up their own Islamic school, the Sister Clara Muhammad School that serves a black Muslim population.

The Nation of Islam has long been defined as an organized hate group for its blatantly racist, virulent anti-Semitic, anti-homosexual teachings and inflamed rhetoric of black superiority over whites.

5 Responses to The dumbing down of Americans: Lincoln no longer an icon

  1. Patriot Mom says:

    In 1997 Osama bin Laden told a CNN interviewer, “We declared jihad against America because America is unjust, criminal and tyrannical.” It’s clear Jeremiah Jeffries feels the same and has access to classrooms of first graders to indoctrinate. Their parents think they are learning to add and subtract, spell and fingerpaint. They are being brainwashed to hate America.

    • East Valley Conservative says:

      You couldn’t be more correct regarding the access this radical has to first graders, who are enthralled with being in school and too naive to understand the propagandizing they are being indoctrinated with every day by a man with a smile on his face and one they want to please.

  2. Sam says:

    Monday morning, Dec 21

    This morning at the U.S. Capitol, the statue of Robert E. Lee was taken down. It had stood there for 111 years. Supposedly being moved to a museum in VA, but who knows what will happen to it in transit.

    Speaking of the Capitol–
    Are you going to be at the AZ. State Capitol this afternoon?

    President Trump mentioned Double D in a recent tweet. Lumping DD in with Kemp, which is not good company.

    Be sure to review the twitr account of Dan Scavino.
    Important stuff posted there to ponder.

    President Trump has invited his supporters to Washington, D.C. on January 6 for a PROTEST (not a rally). He says, WILL BE WILD.
    (pack your waders, it’s super swampy)

    • Mr. and Mrs. America says:

      History is what it is. We live in the moment and today “the moment” is dominated by America hating revisionists. Eradicating our cultural icons lessens us. The times are different. We can’t judge Jefferson, for example, by 2020 standards. He was a great man who was instrumental in forming this nation and served as president. He owned slaves and freed them. Several years ago we toured Monticello, and one in our group asked about Sally Hemmings. We were told that story was not factual. Later DNA proved it was. Does that marginalize the brilliant statesman and inventor Thomas Jefferson? Not by the standard of his time. He died nearly 200 years ago.