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PBS Bias?

The Chances are good that you may not even have heard about this story and the reason may be offensive to some people.

Amazing if this is true then it really show why that the Media should not receive public tax dollars when they are not capable of reporting fairly in respect to news stories, in this case PBS allegedly would not be a “real” news source. When a publicly funded organization does not represent the people have paid tax dollars that go to an organization such as PBS then that creates questions, that should be answered. When you consider it, it undermines the democratic process, because at some point you now have a situation where political bias could become the basis for a dictatorship, oppression and slavery are the products of this kin of evil, (allegedly)

Barack Obama has gone to Congress asking for more money to spend. The President, in a rambling and tedious exercise mixing blame with demands, made quite a few dubious statements in laying out the case for Congress to vote for the plan which as yet does not exist. Much like Obamacare, Congress must ultimately vote for the bill to know what is in it. At one point Mr. Obama made a major gaffe; he identified Abraham Lincoln as the founder of the Republican Party. Lincoln did not join the Republicans until 1856, over two years after the party was founded. The first Republican convention was held in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1854. Such a gaffe would have brought huge amounts of ridicule and derision on George W. Bush, but in the case of Obama the media yawned. Actually, they did more than yawn; government-funded PBS has altered the transcript of the President’s speech, removing the offending comment. The New York Times transcript has the following quote: “We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. Founder of the Republican Party. But in the middle of a civil war, he was also a leader who looked to the future — a Republican President who mobilized government to build the Transcontinental Railroad — (applause) — launch the National Academy of Sciences, set up the first land grant colleges. (Applause.) And leaders of both parties have followed the example he set.” But how does it appear in the PBS transcript? “We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. But in the middle of a Civil War, he was also a leader who looked to the future – a Republican president who mobilized government to build the transcontinental railroad; launch the National Academy of Sciences; and set up the first land grant colleges. And leaders of both parties have followed the example he set.” So PBS has purposely altered a transcript containing a major gaffe by the President. See a screen shot:

Sure; we have a fair and balanced media! The best government money can buy! Update: Brian Birdnow adds: Shocking, but not surprising! B-Ho was also wrong on saying that Lincoln started the first land grant colleges. Each state is in charge of its own educational institutions and most of the states entering the union after 1815 had designated state universities,with grants of land, in their state constitutions. That is the reason that major state universities are in near the geographic center of their respective states, and not located in the major urban areas. Update from Russell Cook: It now says at the top of the transcript page now “EDITOR’S NOTE: The original transcript provided on this page, as was noted, reflected the president’s remarks as prepared for delivery and released by the White House. This transcript has been updated to reflect the remarks as delivered and released by the White House.”

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Lincoln

Lincoln a great man of Faith?

I wonder what Abraham Lincoln would think of the condition of the world today of what man has made of the legacy they were given by so much sacrifice that had been given so freely by so many courageous men and women.

Abraham Lincoln was a man of faith as presented by his many references in his speeches.

If it was good enough for our fore fathers, then it is good enough for us too.

In many ways, the problems we face could be overcome much easier if we just had some faith.

“That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures; and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular….I do not think I could myself be brought to support a man for office whom I knew to be an open enemy of, or scoffer at, religion.” [July 31, 1846]

Abraham Lincoln

These days it is obvious that we are looking at a period of time where we need to go back to the past, we need to see where we came from and that the Constitution is the base of our countries success and the inspiration of what America has become this is why we do not need to transform.

We just need to get back to our roots.

Back to what we know will work, we know this because we have 150 years of history to back us up.

We have the truth and the truth will set you free.

“It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, and to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in Holy Scripture, and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord. And, insomuch (sic) as we know that by His divine law nations, like individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisement in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which has preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us. It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”
[March 30, 1863]

Abraham Lincoln

You can see clearly that Abraham Lincoln was a great man filled with faith, contrary to some that seem to think the opposite, of course there will always be those that disagree however it seems clear that this great man was in fact a man of faith.

There is little doubt that many of this great mans decisions were in fact based on a great faith.

You know what else, a man in a wheel chair cant change that.