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Tea Party Gone WILD! – TP’ers Go Nuts Over Obama Leaving Out “Under God” From Gettysburg Address

Batshit Teabaggers

Oh the righteous indignation and the moral outrage!

Teabagastan is going ballistic over the fact that President Obama “left out” the words “under God” from a reading of the Gettysburg Address.

From The National Pee-Yew Review:

In a recorded recitation uploaded to YouTube on November 9, President Obama read the address in its entirety. However, when it came to the line “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,” the President left out the words “under God.”

So now the God fearing double digit IQ Tea Party is inscensed!  Screaming its all a part of Obama’s Markist plot!

But what none of the TP rags or any of the idiots themselves refuse to acknowledge is that President Obama recited the Nicolay Version of the Gettysburg address at the request of  Ken Burns who created  a recording of all living presidents and many celebrities quoting the Gettysburg Address.

The Nikolay Vesrion is named for John G. Nicolay, President Lincoln’s personal secretary, his is considered the “first draft” of the speech, begun in Washington on White house stationery. The second page is written on different paper stock, indicating it was finished in Gettysburg before the cemetery dedication began.  THIS is the version of the Gettyburg Address which is preserved at the Library of Cpongress.

By the way John G Niolay was NOT a Marxist.  But he was Nicolay was a founding member of the Literary Society of Washington in 1874

Printed below are the two versions for your comparison

 

NICOLAY COPY:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that “all men are created equal.”

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle field of that war. We come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who died here, that the nation might live. This we may, in all propriety do.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate – we can not consecrate – we can not hallow, this ground – The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here.

It is rather for us, the living, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

OFFICIAL COPY (SIGNED AND DATED, ALSO KNOWN AS BLISS COPY)

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

 

NOM’s Maggie Gallagher: It’s Not Anti-Gay To Be Pro-Straight

Maggie Gallagher bloated

Maggie Gallagher, the former front-woman (?) for the National Organization for Marriage, and constant anti-gay pain in the ass has written a short article for the National Review complaining that that moral approval for both gay people and single parents has increased in recent polling across America..

“In its latest survey of attitudes toward moral issues, Gallup reports dramatic swings in opinion on only two of 19 issues it asks about: the morality of gay sex and unwed childbearing. Around six in ten Americans now say both are morally acceptable (59 percent gay sex, 60 percent unwed childbearing). Both experienced large swings in the last decade (19 points for gay sex, 15 points for unwed childbearing).

Correlation is not causation. In fact “cause” is probably the wrong word here; it’s more like an underlying cultural logic causing both trends. A society in which Dan Savage is a mainstream advice columnist (which he is) and it’s considered scandalous for ESPN reporters and pediatric neurosurgeons to hold Christian views of sex would sort of look like this.

I personally still cherish the hope that we can as a society eliminate cruel homophobia without jettisoning heteronormativity — which is the need for social norms and institutions to be oriented strongly around the problem and the blessing that sex between men and women makes babies.

But so far, the disconnect between sex, marriage, and babies proceeds rapidly apace.”

As per usual, Maggie tries once again to foist her moral beliefs upon the rest of the nation, discarding the humanity while she’s using words like heteronormativity to mask what she really means which is  heterosupremacy.

In a nutshell what Gallagher is stating is nothing less than she and her ilk want to be able to act like a bigot without being burdened by feeling like or being perceived as the bigots they are.

Maggie so traditional and crazed.  One must really wonder if it was her own having a bastard child out of wedlock in college  because the father wanted nothing to with her is what caused her downward spiral into the business of traditional moral values hate machine.

Maggie Gallagher.  So traditional, honest,  pious, and so judgmental.

What a piece of shit work