Friday, February 12, 2010
Happy 201st Birthday, Abe!
When I was young we observed both Lincoln’s birthday on February 12th and Washington’s birthday on February 22nd. Nowadays there is only “Presidents Day” or “President’s Day” or “Presidents’ Day” or whatever it is. Pick a president, any president. Or pick ’em all, if that suits you. Never mind about stuffy old Abraham Lincoln and even stuffier and older George Washington. Never mind about their individual, laudable accomplishments. In today’s climate of groupthink and political correctness, someone’s self-esteem might suffer if one person is recognized above another.
I don’t care. You can read lots of stuff about our 16th president here.