Two tall skinny lawyers

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  1. church mouse guy

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    TWO TALL, SKINNY LAWYERS
    You might be quite surprised ....
    Most of us know of the comparable relationship between Lincoln and Kennedy;
    but have you ever considered the comparisons between President Obama and Lincoln?
    Parallels of Abraham Lincoln and Barack Hussein Obama:
    1. Lincoln placed his hand on the Bible for his inauguration.
    Obama used the very same Bible Lincoln used, for his inauguration.

    2. Lincoln came from Illinois .
    Obama comes from Illinois .

    3. Lincoln served in the Illinois Legislature.
    Obama served in the Illinois Legislature.

    4. Lincoln had very little experience before becoming President.
    Obama had very little experience before becoming President.

    5. Lincoln rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration.
    Obama rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration.

    6. Lincoln was highly respected by some, but intensely disliked by others.
    Obama is highly respected by some, but intensely disliked by others.

    7. Abraham Lincoln was a tall, skinny lawyer.
    Barack Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

    8. Lincoln held to basic Conservative and Christian views.
    Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

    9. Lincoln volunteered in the Illinois militia; once as a captain, twice as a private.
    Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

    10. Lincoln firmly believed in able persons carrying their own weight.
    Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

    11. Lincoln 's administration had to borrow a lot of money to abolish slavery and save our nation, via the Civil War.
    Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

    12. Lincoln was undeniably, and without any doubt, born in the United States .
    Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

    13. Lincoln was honest - so honest that he was called 'Honest Abe'.
    Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer

    14. Lincoln preserved the United States as a strong nation, respected by the world.
    Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

    15. Lincoln showed his obvious respect for the flag, U. S. Constitution, and the military.
    Obama is a tall, skinny lawyer.

    Amazing, yes?








     
  2. Salty

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    Actually some will disagree with you on the two items listed above.
     
  3. preachinjesus

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    So, President Obama was supposed to volunteer for the Illinois miltia? And where are their headquarters or enlistment offices again?

    Man, ya sure got President Obama here...gee whiz folks, shame on him for not being around during the Civil War.


    Well this isn't true. The US wasn't a world player during the mid-1800s. It wouldn't arise to international prominence until the late 1800s and early 1900s due to several factors including, but not limited to, military victories in the Philippines.

    Either you don't know history or this is simply a bold faced lie. President Lincoln destroyed the Constitution during his tenure as Commander in Chief.

    Here are a few highlights:
    - He, Lincoln, suspended habeus corpus which is a cornerstone of the legal system.
    - He hired European mercenaries to bolster the ranks of the Union army which is illegal.
    - Shutdown hundreds of northern newspapers, violating their first amendment rights.
    - Confiscated weapons and arms from law abiding citizens in Maryland when the threat of Maryland's seccession became obvious.
    - Lincoln arrested and held without trial or due process legislative and city leaders throughout Maryland
    - Acted contrary to the laws of Congress and circumvented legislative check and balances before the executive powers had extended special orders to the President.

    Lincoln was not the political angel you think him.

    Listen, you might not like President Obama. That's fine, lots of folks don't. However, do some actual research before you blindly post false rhetoric like this.
     
  4. Doubting Thomas

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    Good points. I'm definitely not on board with all the Lincoln veneration that's been going on lately.
     
  5. church mouse guy

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    Okay, you have persuaded me that this joke was written by a Yankee, and I admit a buddy up north sent it to me.
     
  6. Squire Robertsson

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    Nope, it was written by a Unionist. As a Californian, that's my position.
     
  7. Salty

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    1301 N. MacArthur Blvd
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    Ill NG

    I can understand why Obama had trouble finding the enlistment office - there was no tele-prompter giving directions!
     
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    The National Guard isn't a militia. I know that's debatable, but I don't see it as the militia.
     
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    After the Spanish American War, the various state militias and volunteer regiments were re-organized into modern National Guard. Though, some states do still have States Guards which do not come with any federal money or support.

    You have to take into consideration the organized militia and the unorganized militia are two different bodies. Lincoln was involved with the organized militia. Its modern follow on is the National Guard.
     
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    From wiki
    A militia (pron.: /mɨˈlɪʃə/),[1] generally refers to an army or other fighting force that is composed of non-professional fighters; citizens of a nation or subjects of a state or government that can be called upon to enter a combat situation, as opposed to a professional force of regular soldiers or, historically, members of the fighting nobility. Some of the ways the term is used include: ...

    Most men in the Guard are not "professional", they do 3-4 years and get out. And even the lifers are Citizen-soldiers.

    The Guard does trace its history back to the pre-Revolutionary War militia.

    The point is Obama did NOT serve in the military.
     
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  11. Squire Robertsson

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    With a little wiki-fu, I came up with the article on the Militia Act of 1903.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militia_Act_of_1903
     
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    In addition over 20 States/Commonwealths (see SGAUS) also have an organized (unpaid) milita - in addition to the unorganized milita
     
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    My point is and was the units Mr. Lincoln joined in his day have their descendent units found in the Illinois National Guard. The ING if not the Illinois based Army Reserve would have been more than happy to have a young Mr. Obama join their JAG
     

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