Feb 14 2007

Lincoln Quote An Internet Myth!

Major Update: I was linked by some foul mouthed childish liberal nut, who had a good point – this Lincoln quote I saw in a Washington Times article is an internet fake. Of course I cannot fact check the news media, and if the emotionally stunted blogger would have simply emailed me with the fact this was one of those urban legends I would do what I am doing now, alertiing folks that the quote is a fraud. Of course it would have come with a sincere thanks if the poor sap had shown some maturity. But his faults don’t change the fact this is not a Lincoln quote. My apologies to Lincoln (not those who give aid to our enemies).

End Update

This is a wonderful quote from “honest Abe Lincoln” that should be on every conservative website as a reminder to America why the Dems are not to be trusted with our national security:

Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged.
— President Abraham Lincoln

Now who is going to argue with Abraham Lincoln? If you oppose the Democrat plans to surrender Iraq, post this quote someplace.

Addendum: I should note that at the time, the enemy was our American brothers in the South. Alliances and connections to our brothers in the South were not a big surprise or limited, so Lincoln’s comments must be seen in his desire TO END the war quickly to stop the bloodshed. It is hard to imagine how liberals would tolerate a lesser standard of allegiance with regard to the Islamo Fascists than was quartered our own people, but they do. It simply illustrates their hate of America, and therefore their irrelevance to the debate.

31 responses so far

31 Responses to “Lincoln Quote An Internet Myth!”

  1. lassoingtruth says:


    Let’s hope that Strata doesn’t take Lincoln’s example too literally.
    Like imprisoning, unconstitutionally, war opponents.

  2. TomAnon says:

    Uhh LT did you actually read the link? It vindicates both sides of the suspension of the writ of habeaus corpus. Remember that in 1866, AFTER THE WAR WAS WON, the writ was reinstated.

  3. dgf says:

    Gaffney quoting Lincoln? Accurately? Please (puhleese). factcheck~dot~org~slash~printerfriendly415.html (convert ~*~, as appropriate)

    …post this quote someplace… Why not post it in the same body cavity whence it originated, hmm? Good score, AJster!

  4. lassoingtruth says:

    Now that Peter Pace has disputed Bush claims about Iranian government involvement in US casualities,it would be nice
    if Aj rescinded or modified his attack on Iran.

  5. Neo says:

    Now did Lincoln say that while he was alive, or did that quote come via Bob Woodward ?

  6. MerlinOS2 says:

    As I said earlier, it must really be a slow day over at Huffington Post.

  7. dennisa says:

    “did Lincoln say that while he was alive, or did that quote come via Bob Woodward ? ”

    Armitage couldn’t wait to tell it to Woodward.

  8. dennisa says:

    Quoting Chairman Peter Pace in Australia:

    “We know that the explosively formed projectiles are manufactured in Iran. What I would not say is that the Iranian government, per se [specifically], knows about this,” he said. “It is clear that Iranians are involved, and it’s clear that materials from Iran are involved, but I would not say by what I know that the Iranian government clearly knows or is complicit.”

  9. Media Lies says:

    This seems a particularly aprophos quote…….

    ….to use at a time like this.Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should ……

  10. Soothsayer says:

    Last time I looked, a WAR was declared when Abe Lincoln was president. An authorization to use military force is not a declaration of war. We are not in a state of war with Iraq; the war with Iraq is over – and we won. We are now the occupying force in an internecine civil war.

    The use of Lincoln’s quote is inapposite.

  11. Mike M. says:

    A bit of history is appropriate here….

    During the Civil War, the most prominent of the Northern opponents to the war was Congressman Vallandingham.

    He was arrested and expelled.

    Not from Congress.

    From the United States.

    And if Bush had half the steel in him that Lincoln did, he would have done this to the terrorist sympathizers in Congress three years ago.

  12. Honest Abe…

    Is honest still, perhaps more so:Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged. — President Abraham Lincoln H/T…

  13. dennisa says:

    I should add that Chairman Pace also said he wasn’t at the briefing in Baghdad, indicating he had no knowledge of what was said.

  14. dennisa says:

    Heck, lots of Democrats were so ticked off at Lincoln, they started the Confederacy.

  15. pagar says:

    US Constitution Art III Sec III

    Section 3.

    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.”

    The sentence says ” ,or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them aid and comfort .”
    Doesn’t require War.
    Just the Aid and Comfort. American leftists terrorists supporters are doing that every day.

  16. dgf says:

    Thanks for the addition. AJ. Apart from the logical deficiencies in your entire line of thought (original and expanded), as I\\\’ve noted, the quote is bogus. See the factcheck.org citation, above (& below). Apart from considerable other reasons why one should be suspicious of the purported existence and accuracy of the quote, the word saboteur is, apparently, one of 20th century provenance: the OED (1989) [online] indicates its firs document written usage as 1921. [\\\”1921 tr. W. Rathenau\\\’s New Society 125 The saboteurs of labour. 1931 Observer 11 Jan. 20/2 Two managers of a dairy were dubbed saboteurs …\\\”]. http://factcheck.org/printerfriendly415.html

  17. dgf says:

    whoops on the italics (& typos). Let’s see if I’ve closed the italics off now …

  18. Soothsayer says:

    Strataspheristas should be advised quoting Mr. Lincoln can be dangerous. In response to a ginned up war, Mr. Lincoln gave his Spot Resolution speech in Congress, decrying the Mexican War and challenging President Polk to specify the exact spot on which Mexico had, in the words of Polk’s war message, “shed American blood upon the American soil.”

    When it is clear that an Administration has lead a nation into an elective war based on confabulated reports of Weapons of Mass Destruction and fictitious alliances between al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, Lincoln would have been the first Republican to stand up and demand that George Bush justify his ill-advised escalation of the war in Iraq.

  19. dgf says:

    “Major Update”

    SS Strata. Your protestations would be more credible, had the bogusness of the quote not been pointed out to you earlier, twice in this very thread. (see, my factcheck.org posts)

    Of course I cannot fact check the news media,

    LOL. First, calling Frank Gaffney part of the “news media” is bit of a leap. And, of course, you cannot be expected to hoof it out to the rough and tumble reporter’s street, to ascertain the truth or falsity of this “breaking news” on the Lincoln quote. It is, however, much welcomed that you finally acknowledge that your daily multiple bloviations on items in the media is something that you can’t be expected to (and do not) “fact check”, even when you easily could, right from your cozy-chair. Kudos.

  20. AJStrata says:


    I don’t fact check the media, I don’t have the time. BTW, You are supposed to be banned – are you capable of mature discourse or should I go ahead and save you from embarrassing yourself? BTW, if you think I have time to read all the comments you are also mistaken. I actually noticed the problem when someone linked to it and sent a lot of traffic my way. He of course, was as immature as all liberals.