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Public University’s Plaque Labels President Lincoln A Democrat

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posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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A long standing mis-info dis-info boondoggle is getting resurrected and challenged.

Apparently in 1905, a "plaque" was initiated at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

It's a dedication to Abraham Lincoln and it says he was a Democrat.



Some groups are wondering why this has never been corrected.

I guess "they" were obsessively jealous way back then too !

Probably an early deep cover operation by Fabians at the time.

"Pseudo-Intellectualism" at it's finest again !

Some people think the plaque was "altered" during the Obama Administration (pure speculation of course).

Public University’s Plaque Labels President Lincoln A Democrat

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.



..and now for the "Scholarly" mitigation..


“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.”






posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Well of course Lincoln was a democrat, and he also killed all those vampires.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

By todays standards Lincoln was a Democrat.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: sligtlyskeptical

Wrong. Lincoln was a good guy. He is nothing like current progressives.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: sligtlyskeptical
a reply to: xuenchen

By todays standards Lincoln was a Democrat.


Posthumously declaring people Democrats? I wonder what Lincoln would have thought about that.

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S&F, xuenchen....especially for mentioning the Fabians!



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Lincoln a democrat? No. Lincoln a tyrant? Respectable people may disagree on the subject...



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen
His most famous speech was in praise of democracy, as an institution. He was a democrat rather than a monarchist. Presumably they gave it a capital "D" because the concept was deemed important in a democratic America.
The Republicans of the time appear to have understood the plaque in the same way, if they raised no objection.
Let it be.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: sligtlyskeptical

Wrong. Lincoln was a good guy. He is nothing like current progressives.


And hitler a progressive.



Oops, that was a response for the post above yours....sorry
edit on 30-7-2017 by Bluntone22 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: sligtlyskeptical

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!.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: sligtlyskeptical

So Lincoln is a Communist Socialist? Which is it?



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss




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!.


Oh yeah. Those vampires must have gotten to him.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 11:23 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye




Posthumously declaring people Democrats? I wonder what Lincoln would have thought about that.


With the way things are I bet he probably voted for Hillary too.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 12:54 AM
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Lincoln was progressive

Which in modern times, the Democrat party is progressive

Therefore today he would have identified as a Democrat.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 04:05 AM
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a reply to: Lucidparadox

So was Hitler, a "progressive".



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 05:50 AM
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I know you state "since 1905", but someone wanted to try to change history. Im wondering if that has anything to do with the 'Brownsville Incident' that happened in 1906?
Ever since that episode, the minority population voted Democrat as opposed to Republican.
Afterall, "What is history, but a lie agreed upon by 2 men?"



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 06:37 AM
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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.


Lincoln was a moderate.

This is a nice summary of why he would be difficult to place in any modern party: link

And, besides, I don't think anyone has any business trying to posthumously label him as something he didn't identify as.

The Democratic party is corrupt, through and through. And they are not progressive...check their record on war over the last 16 years.


edit on 7/31/2017 by MotherMayEye because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 09:51 AM
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Don't forget to mention that Republicans passed the amendment to free the slaves with a majority of Democrats voting no.

And then sit back and wait for them to stumble through some BS about Democrats back then are Republicans now.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

As an amateur internet historian, I have to correct you on a few things.

First off, "plaque" is the leading cause of gingivitis. It has no political ideology so I don't know where you got that from.

Secondly, George Washington had wooden teeth. He also suffered from "plaque" until he didn't.

Thirdly, Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi were interns at the Whitehouse when Lincoln (the inventor of the car) was in office. So they would know more about this issue than anyone.




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