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A public university in President Abraham Lincoln’s home state of Illinois is adorned with a plaque that states Lincoln – arguably the most famous and influential president in American history – was a Democrat.
Lincoln was a Republican.
The plaque, located on a historic building that’s part of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and installed in 1905, states: “This building is dedicated to public service honoring the memory of Abraham Lincoln Democrat.”
When a picture of the memorial recently surfaced on social media sites, it quickly went viral, and prompted anger among many Republicans, who called the dedication not only inaccurate but also a prime example of revisionist history. But the university stands by the inscription.
“According to building archives, the word democrat was used because Lincoln was an advocate for democracy—the political or social equality of all people,” campus officials stated in a press release. “The word was not chosen to reflect a political affiliation. … Northeastern Illinois University recognizes the context that this plaque was created and intends to uphold its integrity.”
It never occurred to me that Lincoln was the most racist POTUS ever. The idea that he would have debated banning MLK quotes, or declared open hunting season on a certain racial group baffles me!.
Posthumously declaring people Democrats? I wonder what Lincoln would have thought about that.
originally posted by: Lucidparadox
Lincoln was progressive
Which in modern times, the Democrat party is progressive
Therefore today he would have identified as a Democrat.