Tag: presidents

The Gettysburg Address

One of the greatest speeches of our history is the Gettysburg Address. There are five primary editions, with slight revisions. The most commonly used one is copied below. What is ironic is that Lincoln was absolutely wrong on one thing he said: “The world will little note nor long remember what we say here…” May […]

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Lyndon Baynes Johnson

This is the third blog post on an American president. Lyndon Baynes Johnson. LBJ. What a messy mystery he was. Most of us forget he was the formidable leader who accomplished so much for the civil rights movement. We remember LBJ for the mess he created in Vietnam. Here are some of his words (and […]

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The History of Our Best and Worst Presidents

Not only do I read biographies on individual presidents, I also read studies about the presidency. A brand new book is out (over 500 pages) titled THE PRESIDENTS: Noted Historians Rank American’s Best – and Worst – Chief Executives. Here are the Top Ten presidents of the United States. Abraham Lincoln George Washington Franklin D. […]

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President Abraham Lincoln

There are several presidents that I have studied at length. Abraham Lincoln is one of them. I won’t give my tribute to this “perhaps best USA president” we have had. I’ll save that for another time. But here is his second Inaugural Address, given on March 4, 1865. It is simply brilliant and beautiful presidential […]

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower

As part of this blogging, I thought I would provide a few posts that are the insights of past presidents. For the first one, this is the Inaugural Address of Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 20, 1953. Notice the personal piety and faith that President Eisenhower brought to his comments to our nation. 1 Timothy […]

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The American Presidents Series

Our July 4th Celebration of Independence is approaching. Anticipating that, I thought I would blog a bit on American history and American presidents over the next 2 weeks. You may remember me mentioning I am slowly working my way through the total collection of American presidents (as is Brian Newman). With President Trump, we are […]

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