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 Post subject: This day in history
PostPosted: 14 Apr 2017, 11:20 
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On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War.

Booth, a Maryland native born in 1838, who remained in the North during the war despite his Confederate sympathies, initially plotted to capture President Lincoln and take him to Richmond, the Confederate capital. However, on March 20, 1865, the day of the planned kidnapping, the president failed to appear at the spot where Booth and his six fellow conspirators lay in wait. Two weeks later, Richmond fell to Union forces.

In April, with Confederate armies near collapse across the South, Booth hatched a desperate plan to save the Confederacy. Learning that Lincoln was to attend a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater on April 14, Booth masterminded the simultaneous assassination of Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward. By murdering the president and two of his possible successors, Booth and his conspirators hoped to throw the U.S. government into disarray.

On the evening of April 14, conspirator Lewis T. Powell burst into Secretary of State Seward’s home, seriously wounding him and three others, while George A. Atzerodt, assigned to Vice President Johnson, lost his nerve and fled. Meanwhile, just after 10 p.m., Booth entered Lincoln’s private theater box unnoticed and shot the president with a single bullet in the back of his head. Slashing an army officer who rushed at him, Booth leapt to the stage and shouted “Sic semper tyrannis! [Thus always to tyrants]–the South is avenged!” Although Booth broke his leg jumping from Lincoln’s box, he managed to escape Washington on horseback.

The president, mortally wounded, was carried to a lodging house opposite Ford’s Theater. About 7:22 a.m. the next morning, Lincoln, age 56, died–the first U.S. president to be assassinated. Booth, pursued by the army and other secret forces, was finally cornered in a barn near Bowling Green, Virginia, and died from a possibly self-inflicted bullet wound as the barn was burned to the ground. Of the eight other people eventually charged with the conspiracy, four were hanged and four were jailed. Lincoln, the 16th U.S. president, was buried on May 4, 1865, in Springfield, Illinois.


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PostPosted: 14 Apr 2017, 15:43 
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don't that make you want to whistle Dixie... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: This day in history
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If any of you ever get a chance, read the book The South Was Right by Kennedy/Kennedy. Boring as hell in the first 3rd of the book but the remainder reveals a lot of interesting things that seem to have been lost from history books during the Reconstruction of the South. FYI, I am the Camp Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Lone Star Defenders Camp 2234 in Lufkin Texas. I know of 5 of my forefathers who fought for the South. Our camp mostly has speakers on historical situations in the War Between the States and lineage of our relatives who were in the war.

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 Post subject: Re: This day in history
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2017, 18:32 
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The "great " president Lincoln should have been hanged for violating the Constitution by printing paper money , which began the downfall of our monetary and financial system , which continues today. Thanks to Lincoln , Wilson, and many others, our money is worthless.

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 Post subject: Re: This day in history
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2017, 18:37 
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Watch this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDr1VYvUbKw

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 Post subject: Re: This day in history
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2017, 19:45 
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I watched your post for half an hour and nothing happened. :?


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 Post subject: Re: This day in history
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2017, 21:01 
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trappintime wrote:
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I watched your post for half an hour and nothing happened. :?


Must be the time difference. Watch it another hour, it gets more interesting , I promise.

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 Post subject: Re: This day in history
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2017, 23:47 
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doc9013 wrote:
The "great " president Lincoln should have been hanged for violating the Constitution by printing paper money , which began the downfall of our monetary and financial system , which continues today. Thanks to Lincoln , Wilson, and many others, our money is worthless.


So doc what you want for payment for your services????? Gold, silver, chickens, beaver pelts or the American $. With out that $ you would not have what you have today as the rest of us.


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 Post subject: Re: This day in history
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2017, 09:43 
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wolf1199 wrote:
doc9013 wrote:
The "great " president Lincoln should have been hanged for violating the Constitution by printing paper money , which began the downfall of our monetary and financial system , which continues today. Thanks to Lincoln , Wilson, and many others, our money is worthless.


So doc what you want for payment for your services????? Gold, silver, chickens, beaver pelts or the American $. With out that $ you would not have what you have today as the rest of us.


Wolf could you explain what I have today because of the $ that I wouldn't have if I'd worked for gold. One thing I wouldn't have is <1% of the crooks controlling >90% of the $. When the $ was backed by a commodity such as gold the banksters couldn't manipulate the $ by lending 10$ because I had put 1$ in the bank. The next thing you may see is crypto currency where the govt/banks have all access to what is yours. Think how well off you will be then when they need a few more $ to manipulate.


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 Post subject: Re: This day in history
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wolf1199 wrote:
doc9013 wrote:
The "great " president Lincoln should have been hanged for violating the Constitution by printing paper money , which began the downfall of our monetary and financial system , which continues today. Thanks to Lincoln , Wilson, and many others, our money is worthless.


So doc what you want for payment for your services????? Gold, silver, chickens, beaver pelts or the American $. With out that $ you would not have what you have today as the rest of us.


First of all, paper money is totally unconstitutional and illegal according our constitution. The founding fathers wanted our monetary system to be based on precious metals so the money supply could not be controlled by the Federal government , as it is now. THE greatest theft in history was when the government started printing paper money, which according the Constitution , is punishable by death.

The fact is that at ANY point in time the Federal government can declare our paper money worthless , which in fact it is because it is no longer backed by gold , and make nearly all Americans completely , flat , BROKE . Don't think it can't, or won't happen.

To answer your question, I'd prefer to be paid in gold, but would accept chickens , because when the financial system collapses or they declare paper money non-legal tender, at least I can eat the chickens. :wink: :lol:

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